Psychological disorders part 2

Psychological disorders part 2 - Personality Disorders...

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Personality Disorders
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Personality Disorders “Disorders characterized by deeply ingrained, inflexible  patterns of thinking, feeling, relating to others, or  controlling impulses that cause distress of impaired  functioning” We all have personality traits, but sometimes they can  become rigid and confining, blending into mental  disorders In the DSM-IV, there are 10 different personality  disorders…we will be discussing two of the most dramatic  ones
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Dramatic/Impulsive Borderline Personality Disorder Unstable self-image, mood,  and interpersonal relationships Impulsive and unpredictable Prone to self-destructive  behavior Prevalence: ~1%
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Dramatic/Impulsive Antisocial Personality Disorder Pervasive pattern of disregard for,  and violation of, the rights of  others Failure to accept social norms Failure to form attachments with  others Impulsive & irresponsible Often intelligent, articulate  individuals with ability to charm  and manipulate others
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Are Personality Disorders Disorders? Some people argue that personality disorders should not  be considered disorders at all Defining traits as disorders treats normal variations in  personality as pathological Personality problems actual disorders or extreme  values on Big Five?
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