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Cysterski PSYC 3230

by: Samantha Snyder

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Samantha Snyder
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Abnormal Psychology

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Lecture notes from week 13 of class
Abnormal Psychology
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Date Created: 11/15/15
Lecture Notes Week 13 November 9 2015 Exam 3 November 10 2015 Chapter 13 Personality Disorders 0 Personality unique and stable ways that people think feel and behave Answer the question quotI amkind loyal hardworkingquot o How did you become this way 0 Personality develops over time 0 Infants don39t have personalities they have quottemperamentsquot that may actually be inheritable Personality Disorders 0 Very hard to change and very resistant to treatment 0 Personality traits tend to be consistent but may be exible To be considered a quottraitquot it has to be pretty consistent otherwise it would just be how you acted one time 0 Extreme traits and signi cant dysfunction 0 There were serious changes to the personality disorders section of the DSM5 proposed but they were very controversial and didn39t end up happening Comorbidity having more than one disorder at a time very confusing and problematic when trying to diagnose personality disorders 0 A categorical approach is used today you either get the diagnosis or don t there is no sliding scale 0 There are concerns about the validity accuracy and reliability consistency of assessment of personality disorders Lowest reliability and validity of all diagnoses listed in the DSM5 Classifying Disorders 0 There are 10 personality disorders listed in the DSM5 that can be grouped into 3 groups or quotclustersquot 1 Odd or eccentric behavior Paranoid personality disorder schizoid personality disorder and schizotypal personality disorder 2 Dramatic emotional or erratic behavior Antisocial personality disorder borderline personality disorder histrionic personality disorder narcissistic personality disorder 3 Anxious or fearful behavior Avoidant personality disorder dependent personality disorder obsessivecompulsive personality disorder Paranoid Personality Disorder 00000 O Suspicious secretive hypervigilant jealous May be irritable and hostile NOT delusional NO hallucinations Very critical to others but very sensitive to criticism Hold grudges Not opentrusting of therapist Schizoid Personality Disorder 0 O 0000 Avoidance of social relationships quotlonersquot Limited emotional expression very indifferent to everything don39t care what people say or think don39t care to have friends Withdrawn reclusive at cold humorless Some biological in uences are suspected Abuse could play a role Don t usually go to therapy when they do they don39t really care what their therapist has to say Therapists try to teach these clients social skills Schizotypal Personality Disorder 0 O O 0 Extremely uncomfortable in close social relationships bizarre ways of thinking eccentric behaviors Most closely resembles schizophrenia of the three disorders in this cluster Bizarre thinking may believe completely in horoscopes may believe psychics are real may believe an author wrote a book with them in mind Ideas of reference bodily illusions not as intenseserious as delusionshallucinations Attention Loose associations Linked to high dopamine activity and other mood disorders very high comorbidity Could be a precursor to schizophrenia November 13 2015 Borderline Personality Disorder BPD O O O 0000 Great instability huge and fast mood swings unstable selfimage insecure jealous Deep seeded fears off abandonment Clingyneedy behavior which can lead to dysfunctional relationshipsabandonment Movie Example Fatal Attraction Interpersonal relationship dysfunction More common in women Bouts of unexplained angerhostility May selfharm Problems these days with online communities supporting self harming Prognosis isn39t good Severe depression common suicidal behaviors sometimes truly suicidal sometimes suicidal for the attention or holding it over another person39s head quotif you break up with me I will kill myselfquot lmpulsivity drugs alcohol sex other behaviors like gambling and shopping People with BPD can be very calm intelligent articulate and even be aware of the fact that their episodes quotare crazyquot Liz mentions impulsive and compulsive behaviors Mentions anger management problems being hospitalized for suicide attempt for her own safety went through a 2 week diagnostic period while hospitalized quotextreme lonelinessquot Relationship brought on suicide attempt boyfriend was leaving her for air force training relationship was rocky found an unimportant email from a girlquotafter 5 seconds I decided I didn t want to live anymorequot ObjectRelations Theorists O O 0 Lack of acceptance in early life by parents Abuseneglect as a child Conditional love andor inconsistent punishment 0 Suggested Biological Causes 0 O Overactive amygdala emotionality and underactive prefrontal cortex impulse control Lower serotonin activity suicidality and impulsive aggression Dialectical Behavioral Therapy 0 O O O Emotion regulation addressed Offering unconditional positive regard VS challenging patient to address irrational behaviors and thoughtsthere must be a balance BPD is extremely hard to treat Eclectic combination of therapy approaches Antisocial Personality Disorder ASPD O O O Distinct from psychopaths psychopaths are pathological liars often con artists Persistently disregard and violate the rights of others Sign of ASPD conduct disorder before age 15 Cruelty to animals Skipping school Fighting at school Setting res Aggressive impulsive irresponsible often commit crimes Must be at least 18 years old to be diagnosed


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