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PSY 250 Chapter 10 Personality Disorders

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PSY 250 Chapter 10 Personality Disorders PSY 250

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Covered on March 17th First half of the notes, the rest will be lectured on next Tuesday!
Abnormal Psychology
Deskovitz, Mark
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This 3 page Class Notes was uploaded by Kristen Shelton on Friday March 18, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to PSY 250 at Central Michigan University taught by Deskovitz, Mark in Summer 2015. Since its upload, it has received 19 views. For similar materials see Abnormal Psychology in Psychlogy at Central Michigan University.

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Date Created: 03/18/16
Chapter 10 Personality Disorders  Personality – characteristics; “in­born”; way we act Clinical Features  difficulty researching personality disorders ­ not everyone agrees on the criteria to diagnose ­ could have comorbidity ­ not at agreement about causes  long duration ­ lasts throughout lifetime  different clusters ­ Cluster A: thought, “schizo­“disorders ­ Cluster B: interpersonal; antisocial (sociopaths) disorders ­ Cluster C: avoidance; OCD/OCPD; compulsive/impulsive disorders Paranoid Personality Disorder  Symptoms ­ mistrust/suspiciousness/paranoia ­ usually arises in early adulthood ­ has doubts of loyalty ­ bears grudges ­ has suspicions of others ­ “people are out to get you” ­ guardedness ­ impacts personal functioning ­ mostly limits interactions with others Schizoid Personality Disorder  Symptoms ­ detachment from social relationships ­ doesn’t enjoy being around people ­ doesn’t have any sexual desires ­ no participation in activities ­ flat affect Schizotypal Personality Disorder  Symptoms ­ acute discomfort ­ odd beliefs ­ delusional thoughts ­ imaginable thinking ­ illusions ­ odd thinking & odd speech ­ suspiciousness/paranoia ­ lack of close friends & confidence ­ social anxiety ­ use of antidepressants to treat Histrionic Personality Disorder  Symptoms ­ dramatic ­ attention­seeking ­ uncomfortable when not the center of attention ­ exaggerates emotion ­ causes problems in relationships Narcissistic Personality Disorder  Symptoms ­ self­centered ­ wants admiration ­ “full of yourself” ­ grandiose sense of self­importance ­ believes that they’re special ­ sense of entitlement ­ interpersonally exploited ­ arrogant ­ hard to deal with Borderline Personality Disorder  Symptoms ­ trouble with maintaining relationships ­ scared of abandonment ­ attachment issues ­ emotional instability ­ feelings of emptiness ­ extreme emotions: rapid shifts in mood ­ hard to date someone with BPD Avoidant Personality Disorder  Symptoms ­ hypersensitivity ­ scared to be criticized ­ intense social anxiety ­ avoids relationships with others Dependent Personality Disorder  Symptoms ­ depends on others for everything ­ doesn’t want to be left alone ­ needs others to make decisions for them Obsessive­Compulsive Personality Disorder (OCPD)  Symptoms ­ perfectionism ­ inflexible on morals/ethics ­ stubborn ­ this is a lifestyle ­ stingy ­ have a strict pattern


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