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    Personality Disorders Psychopathology 3313 Week 9  Dr. Tina Pittman Wagers
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    Personality Traits vs.  Disorders  Trait: enduring patterns of perceiving,  relating to, thinking about the  environment and oneself that are  exhibited in a wide range of social and  personal contexts (APA) 
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    Personality Disorder  Enduring pattern of inner experience  and behavior that deviates markedly  from the expectations of the individual’s  culture, is pervasive and inflexible, has  an onset in adolescence or early  adulthood, is stable over time, and  leads to distress or impairment
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    Misdiagnosis of Personality  Disorders Definitions not tightly defined Inferred patterns of behavior Require subjective judgement Categories not mutually exclusive Comorbidity rates high 
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    Personality Disorder -  continued The enduring pattern is manifested in  two or more of the following areas:  Cognition  Affect Interpersonal functioning  Impulse control 
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    Personality Disorder Clusters Cluster A: Odd or eccentric behaviors Paranoid, Schizoid, Schizotypal  Cluster B: Emotional, erratic, dramatic Antisocial, Borderline, Histrionic,  Narcissistic  Cluster C: Fear and anxiety  Avoidant, Dependent, Obsessive- Compulsive
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    Paranoid Personality Disorder Pattern of pervasive distrust and  suspiciousness of others Prevalence .5-2.5%, more males Connection to Schizophrenia Early Upbringing Treatment - difficult to establish trust Cognitive therapy 
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This note was uploaded on 03/18/2009 for the course PSYC 3313 taught by Professor Weatherley, during the Fall '08 term at Colorado.

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