FAP5_Lecture_Ch13

FAP5_Lecture_Ch13 - Chapter 13 Personality Disorders Comer,...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–9. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Comer, Fundamentals of Abnormal Psychology, 3e 1 Chapter 13 Personality Disorders
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Comer, Fundamentals of Abnormal Psychology, 3e 2 Comer, Fundamentals of Abnormal Psychology , 5e – Chapter 13 Personality s What is personality? b Personality is a unique and long-term pattern of inner experience and outward behavior b Personality tends to be consistent and is often described in terms of “traits” s These traits may be inherited, learned, or both b Personality is also flexible, allowing us to adapt to new environments s For those with personality disorders, however, that flexibility is usually missing
Background image of page 2
Comer, Fundamentals of Abnormal Psychology, 3e 3 Comer, Fundamentals of Abnormal Psychology , 5e – Chapter 13 Personality Disorders s What is a personality disorder? b An inflexible pattern of inner experience and outward behavior b This pattern is seen in most interactions, differs from the experiences and behaviors usually expected, and continues for years
Background image of page 3

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Comer, Fundamentals of Abnormal Psychology, 3e 4 Comer, Fundamentals of Abnormal Psychology , 5e – Chapter 13 INSERT TABLE 13-1 DSM: PERSONALITY DISORDER
Background image of page 4
Comer, Fundamentals of Abnormal Psychology, 3e 5 Comer, Fundamentals of Abnormal Psychology , 5e – Chapter 13 Classifying Personality Disorders s Personality disorders typically become recognizable in adolescence or early adulthood b Generally, the affected person does not regard his or her behavior as undesirable or problematic b It has been estimated that 9% to 13% of all adults may have a personality disorder
Background image of page 5

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Comer, Fundamentals of Abnormal Psychology, 3e 6 Comer, Fundamentals of Abnormal Psychology , 5e – Chapter 13 Classifying Personality Disorders s Personality disorders are diagnosed on Axis II of the DSM-IV-TR s Those diagnosed with personality disorders are often also diagnosed with an Axis I disorder b This relationship is called “comorbidity” s Axis II disorders may predispose people to develop an Axis I disorder, or Axis I disorders may set the stage for Axis II disorders, or some biological condition may set the stage for both! b Whatever the reason, research indicates that the presence of a personality disorder complicates and reduces a person’s chances for a successful recovery
Background image of page 6
Comer, Fundamentals of Abnormal Psychology, 3e 7 Comer, Fundamentals of Abnormal Psychology , 5e – Chapter 13 Classifying Personality Disorders s The DSM-IV-TR identifies ten personality disorders and separates these into three categories or “clusters”: b Odd or eccentric behavior s Paranoid, schizoid, and schizotypal personality disorders b Dramatic, emotional, or erratic behavior s Antisocial, borderline, narcissistic, and histrionic personality disorders b Anxious or fearful behavior s Avoidant, dependent, and obsessive-compulsive personality disorders
Background image of page 7

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Comer, Fundamentals of Abnormal Psychology, 3e 8 Comer, Fundamentals of Abnormal Psychology , 5e – Chapter 13 Classifying Personality Disorders s The various personality disorders overlap each
Background image of page 8
Image of page 9
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

This note was uploaded on 11/13/2010 for the course PSY PSY M08 taught by Professor Tennant during the Summer '08 term at Moorpark College.

Page1 / 84

FAP5_Lecture_Ch13 - Chapter 13 Personality Disorders Comer,...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 9. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online