CCFP Topic: Personality Disorders

  • Written By: Shaila Gunn
  • Expert Review By: Dr Darby Ewashina, Emergency Psychiatrist, Calgary AB catch her on Instagram
Written By: Shaila Gunn, FM PGY2, Calgary AB Expert Review: Dr Darby Ewashina, ER Psychiatrist, Calgary AB @doc.darbs on Instagram   Why should a family physician learn about personality disorders? Well, to start, we are the first point of contact with the patients who have them, and often the first to recognize they have a personality disorder. While psychiatrists may have a role in their treatment, most patients do not require a referral, making family doctors the primary provider of care. Even if you do not plan on managing the personality disorder, you WILL have patients with personality disorders and this podcast will help you effectively manage challenging situations.   Personality disorders make up over 10% of the general population, and 24% of the population in primary care. They may or may not seek treatment for aspects pertaining to their personality disorder, but they sure as well will have other health concerns.

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