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Lecture Overview

Mental health nurse, Geoff Ahern, provides a comprehensive review of personality disorders, which can be complex and challenging to identify. This lecture utilises the DSM-V (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders) to explain the different personality disorder diagnoses and how each condition varies.


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Geoffrey Ahern

Geoffrey Ahern is a senior mental health clinician and educator who splits his time between working with people in a mental health crisis in the ED setting and working proactively to educate other health professionals and the community about how to better understand mental health problems, as well as substance use and addiction. Over the years, he has gained extensive experience in emergency and trauma, rural nursing, alcohol and other drug counselling, and psychiatric nursing across both the public and private sectors. He holds a masters of health science (mental health and addiction). Geoff is particularly fascinated by the impact that exercise, nutrition, community, meaning and purpose, and practices like yoga have on a person’s mental health, as well as living a simple life of reflection, contentment and wonderment. See Educator Profile


43 Total Rating(s)
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Shamiso Dzinavatonga
21 Mar 2020

well presented

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Linda Sherring
11 Mar 2020


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Sara Whincup
05 Mar 2020

This was very useful in dealing with Patients and co workers

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Denis Cronin
26 Feb 2020

This lecture gives a very good overview of the different types of Personality Disorder.

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Emily Kaye Price
19 Feb 2020

Engaging video with clear and easy to follow descriptions of mental health disorders.

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Sonu merin james
11 Feb 2020


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Maeve lane
30 Jan 2020


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Michael Howard
21 Jan 2020

Very interesting and informative

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Elena Keates
14 Jan 2020

Very useful and short to the point, relevant in professional and everyday life.

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Bintu Boima
13 Jan 2020

Understanding mental health disorders gives me better understanding of my job and make it easier to relate to others . Very important in nursing and midwifery