PGS 315, Lec 9, Personality Disorders

PGS 315, Lec 9, Personality Disorders - Personality...

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Personality Disorders
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Personality Variations vs Personality Disorders Variations vs Disorders: Disorders criteria: Deviates from the norm Interferes with functioning Causes harm to anyone and/or clients’ personal distress
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Personality Disorders Definition: Pervasive, long-standing ways of being that Axis II of DSM (Diagnostic Statistical Manual) Categorizes major clinical and psychological disorders 5 axes total in the DSM Axis II is the one where personality disorders are measured Axis III measures medical conditions
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Personality Disorders: Maladaptive Variations in: Traits dispositions) Biology: Psychodynamics Humanistic needs: Behaviors: Cognitions – maladaptive though process (attention, interpretation, memory attitudes)
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Three Clusters Cluster A: Cluster B: Cluster C: Anxious & Fearful
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Cluster A Paranoid Personality Disorder Distrust and suspiciousness of others Schizoid Personality Disorder: Social isolation (no interest in others ) and
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  • Fall '08
  • Staff
  • Borderline personality disorder, Avoidant personality disorder, Dependent Personality Disorder, Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder

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