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Personality Disorders

by: KatieAlbritton

Personality Disorders Psy 247

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Abnormal Psychology
Dr. Clemens

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These notes discuss several different personality disorders, including Antisocial Personality Disorder and Schizotypal Personality Disorder.
Abnormal Psychology
Dr. Clemens
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Abnormal psychology, Personality Disorders, PSY 247
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Date Created: 08/22/15
Personality Disorders Katie Albritton Study Soup What are Personality disorders Characteristic modes of acting feeling and behaving is the personality Personality disorders is a dysfunction in your personality that is so severe that it causes significant impairments in social and occupational functioning and causes distress to yourself or others Treatment very difficult Some people don39t think there is anything wrong with them Personality disorders Chronic interpersonal difficulties Problems with identity or sense of self Formerly known as character disorders Cluster A of disorders Paranoid Schizotypal Schizoid Characteristic maladaptive pattern of in the person39s way of thinking feeling and behaving Odd eccentric cluster Paranoid Personality Disorder Suspiciousness or mistrust of others Tendency to see the self as blameless On guard for perceived attacks by others Vigilant do not take responsibility Rarely seen in therapy Cognitive therapy sometimes helps some medications help Schizoid Personality Disorder Impairment in social relationships caused by social anxiety Inability and lack of desire to form attachments to others Possible incomplete penetrance of Schizophrenia Raised with avoidant parental style Schizotypal Personality Disorder Peculiar thought patterns Weird speech Oddities of perception and speech that interfere with communication and social interaction Incomplete penetrance of paranoid schizophrenia Ideas of reference Not as intense as delusions of reference Illusions Distorted perception Cluster B Disorders Difficulties With emotional regulation Impairment in interpersonal relationships Lobile dramatic and erratic Histrionic Personality Disorder Selfdramatization Exaggerated display of emotions Overconcern With attractiveness Irritability and temper outbursts if attention seeking is frustrated You just don39t understand Most prevalent in women Narcissistic Personality Disorder More common in men Grandiosity Self absorption and lacking empathy Preoccupation With receiving attention Selfpromoting Antisocial Personality Disorder Lack of moral or ethical judgment Inability to follow social norms deceitfulness Disregard for other people39s rights Shameless manipulation of others Con artists History of conduct problems as a child Diagnosed more in men than in women Genetic differences in automatic activities Typically appears in youthchildhood Oppositional defiant disorder Children deliberate pattern of negative behavior Conduct Disorder Teens Disregard for other people39s rights and social norms Antisocial personality disorder 1 8 Fines or loss of money mi cause some behavioral change Borderline Personality Disorder Impulsiveness Inappropriate anger Drastic Mood shifts Chronic feeling of boredom Attempts at selfmutilation and suicide Lability of mood Unstable interpersonal relationships Terribly afraid of abandonment or rejection Dialectical Behavior Therapy Linehan Individual therapy Group therapy Cluster C Disorders Anxious and avoidant Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder Rigid and rulebound behavior Anxious at change Perfectionism Incomplete penetrance of OCD Ritualistic behavior Avoidant Personality Disorder Avoidance of social relationships Discomfort when forced to be in a social relationships Puzzled by the world Not unhappy Interferes with socialoccupational functioning Dependent Personality Disorder Dependence on others for basically everything Highly dramatic and unfortunate lovelives More likely in women Therapy helps Indecisiveness That39s the end of these notes Next we discuss Substance abuse Hope these notes help


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