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Module 49: Dissociative and Personality Disorders Dissociative Disorders Dissociative disorders: disorders in which conscious awareness becomes separated (dissociated) from previous memories, thoughts, and feelings. Dissociative identity disorder (DID): a rare dissociative disorder in which a person exhibits two or more distinct and alternating personalities. Seen as manufactured / Personality Disorders Personality disorders: psychological disorders characterized by inflexible and enduring behaviour patterns that impair social functioning. 3 clusters of personality disorders,,, 1. expresses anxiety – fearful sensitivity to rejection that predisposes the withdrawn avoidant personality disorder 2. expresses eccentric behaviours – emotionless disengagement of the schizoid personality disorder 3. exhibits dramatic/impulsive behaviours – people with histrionic personality disorder display shallow, attention-getting emotions and does anything to get
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Unformatted text preview: praise and reassurance; those with self-focused narcissistic personality disorder exaggerate their own importance, aided by success fantasies and find criticism hard to accept, reacting with rage/shame; borderline personality disorder have an unstable identity, relationships, unstable and impulsive emotions. Antisocial Personality Disorder: a personality disorder in which the person (usually man) exhibits a lack of conscience for wrongdoing, even toward friends and family. May be aggressive and ruthless or a clever con artist. Understanding Antisocial Personality Disorder Brain scans of some murderers with this disorder have shown reduced activity in the frontal lobes, an area of control for impulsive, aggressive behaviour. Genetic predisposition may interact with environmental influences to produce antisocial personality disorder....
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This note was uploaded on 02/26/2011 for the course PSYCH 101 taught by Professor Ennis during the Fall '09 term at Waterloo.

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