Running head: DSM DIAGNOSIS
A personality disorder is a mental disorder that affects the individual way of thinking.
People suffering from personality disorders have a rigid way of thinking, behaving and
functioning. One experiences difficulties in relating to the situation. Additionally, a person
suffering from personality disorder blames others for the challenges they face in life. This paper
focuses on a case study by a female client who planned to commit suicide because of depression
as a result of a personality disorder
The best diagnosis to the client in the case study is an avoidant personality disorder. The
client age is not known but her gender is female. The client is s divorce who finalized her
divorce a few weeks ago. The divorce caused her more harm than good since she lost her
medical insurance policy yet she needed it to manage her health condition that required her to
keep taking hyperthyroid medication which she can no longer afford. Furthermore, she is in a
very demanding job that she does not enjoy neither is it from her educationa...