PAINE #PANCE Pearl – Psychiatry



Question

You are asked to evaluate a 23yo male prisoner for underlying psychiatric illness prior to standing trial for his third aggravated assault arrest in 12 months. During your discussion, he discloses that he doesn’t hold jobs down very well because “his bosses are idiots”, does not speak with his family, and prefers to not have friends because “everybody is stupid”. He was expelled from 3 different high schools and finally dropped out at 16. In reviewing his criminal record with his attorney, it is revealed he has been arrested 9 times starting at age 14 for theft, burglary, assault, and intoxication infractions.

  1. What condition is high on your differential?
  2. What are the DSM-V criteria for this condition?

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