APD NOTES

APD NOTES - and inflexible, has an onset in adolescence or...

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Antisocial Personality Disorder I. Cluster B Cluster B personality disorders are those that include symptoms of dramatic or erratic behaviors (counter-social behaviors). These personality disorders include: o Antisocial Personality Disorder o Borderline Personality Disorder o Histrionic Personality Disorder o Narcissistic Personality Disorder II. Etiological This disorder tends to occur in about 1% of women and 3% of men in the United States. Genetic factors and child abuse are believed to contribute to the development of this condition. III. General Definition of Personality Disorders A Personality Disorder is an enduring pattern of inner experience and behavior that deviates markedly from the expectations of the individual's culture, is pervasive
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Unformatted text preview: and inflexible, has an onset in adolescence or early adulthood, is stable over time, and leads to distress or impairment . 3 Clusters based on descriptive similarities o Cluster A Includes Paranoid, Schizoid, and Schizotypal Personality Disorders These individuals often appear odd or eccentric o Cluster B Includes the Antisocial, Borderline, Histrionic, and Narcissistic Personality Disorders These individuals often appear dramatic, emotional, or erratic o Cluster C Includes the Avoidant, Dependent, and Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorders These individuals often appear anxious or fearful Individuals frequently present with co-occurring Personality Disorders from different clusters...
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This note was uploaded on 02/29/2012 for the course PS 371 taught by Professor Brody during the Spring '08 term at BU.

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