Minimal cerebral dysfunctions and personality disorders

A complex problem in relation to impairment are “minimal cerebral dysfunctions”. They encompass a variety of cognitive and emotional dysfunctions, which can occur in many combinations and intensities. Examples are cognitive (e.g. dyslexia, dyscalculia, attention disorder), motor (e.g. dysgraphia, hyperactivity), vegetative (e.g. psychovegetative instability), and emotional dysfunctions (e.g., impulsiveness, irritability).


        A scale has been developed which measures a broad range of minimal cerebral dysfunctions, including the symptoms of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.


        It has been shown that MCD is related to impairment in daily life and the inability to work.


        A special focus has been on personality disorders. MCD patients are often diagnosed as suffering from personality disorders. On the other hand, one can understand the core problem of personality disorders in general as an expression of specific “minimal emotional dysfunctions, MED”. This has direct bearing for the diagnosis and treatment.


       An instrument was developed to measure minimal emotional dysfunctions, the "bipolar MED rating". It catches the first impression of a person and can be used to guide treatments which focus on this aspect of interaction behavior.


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