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PSY120—CAROL DONNELLY PERSONALITY DISORDERS **We all have a personality But what does is mean to say one has a Personality Disorder? It’s a disorder of the SELF U.S. prevalence is 2.5% Ego Dystonic = Axis I: temporary (e.g., panic attack “not me”) Ego Syntonic = Axis II Ego-syntonic = “this is okay, this is me” It’s “who I am”, “What’s your problem?” *relatively permanent, patterns of maladaptive behavior Characteristics of Personality Disorders **In life loads of flexibility is needed PD stems from: rigidity to stress…. same wrong thing over & over chronic, ingrained, pervasive personality patterns they don’t have the perspective to think of change They have an inability to bounce back after a setback They won’t try new things. They think, “this is what I need to do to survive” They don’t try new strategies DSM-IV-TR: 3 clusters (based on symptom similarities) The diagnosis of more that one personality disorder in an individual patient is common “New Personality” Continuum Approach CLUSTER A Odd Behaviors (Social dysfunction) Eccentric Paranoid Personality Disorder : Schizoid Personality Disorder
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This note was uploaded on 10/08/2011 for the course PSY 120 taught by Professor Donnely during the Spring '08 term at Purdue University-West Lafayette.

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