Up to 35 manifest an antisocial personality disorder

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violation of other people’s rights. Up to 3.5% manifest an antisocial personality disorder (APA, 1994) Symptoms: Repeatedly deceitful, irresponsible with money, impulsive, tendency to start fights, egocentric, no regard for safety of self or others.
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Antisocial Personality Tend to be skillful at manipulating people. Are not distressed by the pain they cause, often perceived as lacking any moral conscience. “They glibly rationalize their actions by characterizing their victims as weak and deserving of being conned or stolen from” (Comer, 1997)
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Borderline Personality Characterized by mood shifts, unstable self- image, and impulsivity. 2% of the U.S. population suffer from Borderline personality disorder (APA, 1994). Symptoms: Intense, conflict filled relationships, overstep relationship boundaries, fear of desertion, suicidal thoughts, self- mutilation, emptiness, boredom, confusion about identity.
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Anxiety Disorders 1) Generalized Anxiety Disorder 2) Phobias 3) Panic Disorder 4) Obsessive Compulsive Disorder 5) Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
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Generalized Anxiety Disorder General “free floating” anxiety about everything 3.8% of the U.S. population exhibit symptoms (APA, 1994). Symptoms: Restlessness, Quick to Fatigue, Trouble Concentrating, Irritability, Muscle Tension, Sleep Problems.
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Phobia Persistent and unreasonable fear of a particular object 10-11% of the U.S. population exhibit symptoms (Magee et al., 1996). Common Phobias: Heights, Death, Snakes, Interacting with others, Crowds, injections, doctors, spiders, flying.
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Phobia Luposlipaphobia : The fear of being pursued by timber wolves around a kitchen table while wearing socks on a newly waxed floor (Gary Larson, the far side)
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Panic Disorders Periodic, discrete bouts of panic that occur abruptly and peak within 10 minutes 2.3 % of the U.S. population suffer from Panic Disorder (Weissman et al., 1997) Symptoms: Palpitations of the heart, shortness of breath, chest pains, choking sensation, faintness, dizziness
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