FMU PSY 631 - PERSONALITY DISORDERS (79 pages)

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PERSONALITY DISORDERS



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PERSONALITY DISORDERS

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79
School:
Francis Marion University
Course:
Psy 631 - Psychological Testing and Measurements

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Personality Disorders William P Wattles Ph D Francis Marion University 1 Personality Disorders are generalized inflexible patterns of inner experience and behavior of long standing 2 Personality Disorders are long term maladaptive patterns of perception emotional regulation anxiety and impulse control 3 Personality 1 The enduring pattern of inner experiences and outward behavior that is unique to each individual 4 Personality Disorders Enduring pattern of inner experience Deviates markedly from the expectations of the person s society Pervasive and inflexible Onset in adolescence or early adulthood Is stable over time Leads to distress or impairment 5 Personality Traits Enduring patterns of perceiving relating to and thinking about the environment and oneself exhibited over a wide range of social and personal contexts Stable across Time Place Situation Only disorders if maladaptive 6 Personality disorder Involves long term functioning difficult to assess in one interview not organic substance induced or situational must go back at least to early adulthood may be ego syntonic 7 PD s frequently overlooked Client may express more concern with Axis I Problems Personality styles often hidden and must be inferred Can be difficult to distinguish between state clinical elevations and trait personality scales 8 Cluster A Individuals appear odd or eccentric Paranoid Schizoid Schizotypal 9 Cluster B Individuals appear dramatic emotional or erratic Antisocial Borderline Histrionic Narcissistic 10 Cluster C Individuals appear anxious or fearful Avoidant Dependent Obsessive Compulsive 11 Paranoid Personality Disorder Pervasive distrust and suspiciousness of others such that their motives are interpreted as malevolent 12 Paranoid Personality Disorder Four of Suspects others exploiting harming or deceiving preoccupied with unjustified doubts of loyalty of friends and associates Reluctant to confide in others Reads hidden demeaning of threatening meanings into benign events



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