4_9_08 - Diagnostic criteria for 301.22 Schizotypal...

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Diagnostic criteria for 301.22 Schizotypal Personality Disorder ( cautionary statement ) Note: Individuals with this Cluster A Personality Disorder , like individuals with schizoid personalities have little capacity for close relationships but they are also eccentric in their behaviors, perceptions, and thinking. A. A pervasive pattern of social and interpersonal deficits marked by acute discomfort with, and reduced capacity for, close relationships as well as by cognitive or perceptual distortions and eccentricities of behavior, beginning by early adulthood and present in a variety of contexts, as indicated by five (or more) of the following: (1) ideas of reference (excluding delusions of reference) (2) odd beliefs or magical thinking that influences behavior and is inconsistent with subcultural norms (e.g., superstitiousness, belief in clairvoyance, telepathy, or "sixth sense"; in children and adolescents, bizarre fantasies or preoccupations) (3) unusual perceptual experiences, including bodily illusions (4) odd thinking and speech (e.g., vague, circumstantial, metaphorical, overelaborate, or stereotyped) (5) suspiciousness or paranoid ideation (6) inappropriate or constricted affect (7) behavior or appearance that is odd, eccentric, or peculiar (8) lack of close friends or confidants other than first-degree relatives (9) excessive social anxiety that does not diminish with familiarity and tends to be associated with paranoid fears rather than negative judgments about self B. Does not occur exclusively during the course of Schizophrenia , a Mood Disorder With Psychotic Features, another Psychotic Disorder, or a Pervasive Developmental Disorder . Note: If criteria are met prior to the onset of Schizophrenia, add " Premorbid ," e.g., "Schizotypal Personality Disorder (Premorbid)." Difficult to treat due to suspiciousness or odd beliefs Cluster B Diagnostic criteria for 301.7 Antisocial Personality Disorder ( cautionary statement ) Note: Individuals with this Cluster B Personality Disorder in their actions regularly disregard and violate the rights of others. These behaviors may be aggressive or destructive and may involve breaking laws or rules, deceit or theft.
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A. There is a pervasive pattern of disregard for and violation of the rights of others occurring since age 15 years, as indicated by three (or more) of the following: (1) failure to conform to social norms with respect to lawful behaviors as indicated by repeatedly performing acts that are grounds for arrest (2) deceitfulness, as indicated by repeated lying, use of aliases, or conning others for personal profit or pleasure (3) impulsivity or failure to plan ahead (4) irritability and aggressiveness, as indicated by repeated physical fights or assaults (5) reckless disregard for safety of self or others (6) consistent irresponsibility, as indicated by repeated failure to sustain consistent work behavior or honor financial obligations
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course PSYC 368 taught by Professor Tr during the Spring '08 term at St. Joseph CT.

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