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Personality disorder in black patients in Zimbabwe.

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Type
Published Article
Journal
South African medical journal = Suid-Afrikaanse tydskrif vir geneeskunde
Publication Date
Volume
58
Issue
19
Pages
770–774
Identifiers
PMID: 7423326
Source
Medline

Abstract

The complex inter-relationships between personal illness and personality disorder are discussed, and Foulds' model based on Venn diagrams is proposed as an adequate conceptual framework. A dimensional model is proposed for the classification of personality disorders. Three patients are discussed to illustrate some of the pitfalls in diagnosis and differential diagnosis. It is concluded that conventional concepts in psychopathology appear to be applicable to Black patients.

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