Personality Disorders

Personality Disorders - Personality Disorders I)...

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Personality Disorders I) Personality Disorders – an enduring pattern of inner experience and behavior that deviates markedly from the expectations of the individual’s culture and must be pervasive across a broad range of situations. The pattern must be manifested in at least two of the following areas: cognition, affectivity, interpersonal functioning, impulse control. a. Coded on Axis II in the DSM (chance of treatment is small) b. Cannot be comorbid with more than one personality disorder II) Cluster A : a. Paranoid PD – characterized by pervasive suspiciousness and distrust of others i.Symptoms : 1. Feels that they are being exploited by everyone all the time without sufficient reasons for feeling this way 2. Doubt the trustworthiness of friends 3. Are reluctant to confide in others because information could be used against them 4. Persistently bears grudges b. Schizoid PD – characterized by the inability to form social relationships or express feelings and lack of interest in doing so i.Symptoms : 1. Individual neither desires nor enjoys close relationships 2. Almost always chooses solitary activities 3. Has little interest in sexual activity
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