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Psyc380 Personality Disorders - Enduring and relatively stable predispositions - Inflexible and maladaptive, causing distress and or impairment - Left untreated, don’t get better, hard to treat Difficulties in diagnosing personality disorder - five factor model of personality o Openness to experience o Conscientiousness o Extraversion o Agreeableness o Neuroticism Personality Disorder Clusters - Cluster A: odd or eccentric cluster o Paranoid personality disorder o Schizotypal personality disorder May desire, but struggles with relationships and socializing. Social anxiety Cognitive distortions Odd communication o Schizoid personality disorder Not interested in relationships and socializing. Includes family Not necessarily cognitive distortions Intact communications, can carry out communication but don’t want - Cluster b: dramatic, emotional, erratic o Antisocial personality disorder Lack of moral or ethical development Inability to follow approved models of behavior Deceitfulness
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