Disorders of Personality_Outline(1)

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Unformatted text preview: Disorders of Personality Normal vs. Disordered Normal Personality Distinguishing between normal and disordered – Must cause problems! Current System Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV-TR), 2000 Axis I: Clinical Syndromes Axis II: Personality Disorders DSM Definitions Personality: “enduring patterns of perceiving, relating to, and thinking about the environment and oneself that are exhibited in a wide range of social and personal contexts.” When the personality traits constitute a rigid pattern of behavior leading to distress and impairment, a personality disorder is present. General Criteria for Personality Disorders 1. Enduring Pattern of Inner Experience and Behavior that deviates markedly from the expectations of the individual’s culture . This pattern is manifest in two or more of the following areas:. • cognition (i.e., ways of perceiving and interpreting self, other people, and events) • affectivity (i.e., the range, intensity, lability, and appropriateness of emotional response) • interpersonal functioning • impulse control...
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This note was uploaded on 01/15/2012 for the course PSY 274 taught by Professor Newman during the Fall '08 term at Syracuse.

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