Read the case study (Personality Disorders) in DSM-5 in Action and research the specific personality disorder.
Make a PowerPoint presentation about the case study and include the following:
Include the following in your presentation:
A brief description of the selected case study
Explanation and rationale for the Personality Disorder Diagnosis using the latest version of the DSM as a reference.
Information on the course of treatment for the disorder.
Identification of which cluster (A, B, or C) this personality disorder belongs to and an explanation of your rationale.
Information on the prognosis and prevalence of the disorder.
Use scholarly references and the latest version of the DSM. Be sure to only use current and scholarly references for this assignment.
Detailed speaker notes that represent what you would say if giving the presentation in person.
This is the Case Study of Ray:
Ray is a middle-age Italian American who lives in Chicago. He has lived in his condominium for the
past 28 years. He has difficulty getting around his home because he has never thrown away anything
he has brought home, except food (criterion 5). He has difficulty from time to time at work because of
his rigidity and stubbornness (8). His boss recently asked Ray to change the plans for a piece of
furniture he was building. Ray refused to change the design, saying it had to be constructed that way.
He was written up for being stubborn and insubordinate. Despite Ray’s rigidity, his boss likes the
results of his perfectionism (2) and his workaholic traits, which are evident in his high levels of
productivity (3). Ray works at least 12 hours a day because he is so fixed on details he has to get
perfect, such as organizing his work space and meeting impending tight deadlines that he selfimposes
(1). He rarely complains about working overtime but does find fault in the way others do the
same or similar jobs in that they do not always do it the way he thinks is best. Ray always volunteers to
work on holidays; he says his work is his life (3).
Ray meets five of the diagnostic criteria (1, 2, 3, 5, and 8) for a diagnosis of OCPD, which is
diagnosed twice as often in males as in females. A practitioner ought to assess the client’s cultural and
religious background to exclude behaviors reflecting customs, practices, habits, or interpersonal
manners that are culturally sanctioned by the client’s group. Although successful psychotherapeutic
interventions are complicated by rigidity and stubbornness (Dobbert, 2007), a combination of
cognitive-behavioral therapy and selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (e.g., fluoxetine [Prozac])
may be effective in treating OCPD (Greist & Jefferson, 2007).
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