Interventions to reduce stigma • Personal contact - Having a family member reduces stigma scores significantly - Celebrities going public - Education concerning the biopsychosocial explanation of mental illness - Active Minds, student org on campuses
Outline • Personality Disorders • Borderline (BPD) • Narcissistic (NPD) • Antisocial (APD) • Anxiety Disorders • Generalized (GAD) • Panic Disorder • Specific Phobia • Social Phobia • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) • Mood Disorders • Major Depressive Disorder • Bipolar Disorder • Psychotic Disorders • Schizophrenia
Personality Disorders - particularly unusual patterns of behavior for one’s culture that are maladaptive, distressing to oneself or others, and resistant to change . • Odd or eccentric behavior • Dramatic, emotional, and erratic behavior • Anxious, fearful, and inhibited behavior
Defining & Classifying Personality Disorders *Anyone can display these behaviors at some point in time; actual disorders represent extreme and persistent cases.