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Chapters 10 12 and 13

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University of Missouri
Psych 2510 - Survey of Abnormal Psychology

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Psych 2510 1nd Edition Exam 3 Study Guide Lectures 14 18 Test 3 Chapters 10 12 and 13 Lecture 14 October 28 Chapter 10 Personality Disorders What is the difference between Personality Traits vs Personality Disorder Common personality traits are N E O A C whereas personality disorders involve dysfunctional and inflexible personality traits that deviate significantly from cultural expectations and are shown across many situations What Patterns must be present in at least 2 areas for a personality disorder 1 2 3 4 Cognition Emotions Relationships Impulse Control Do personality disorders occur comorbid They are often comorbid with other psychological disorders There are more sever symptoms and poorer outcome when comorbid The high comorbidity with other psychological disorders makes for a worse prognosis Why are Personality Disorders important Because they are associated with significant impairment such as relationship problems job problems substance problems suicidality violent death How Prevalent are personality disorders 36 of patients have them and 8 10 of the community has them Rates higher in inpatient clinics 36 How are Personality Disorders organized The DSM IV TR organizes personality disorders into three main clusters based on similarity of traits 1 Odd or eccentric 2 Dramatic erratic or emotional 3 Anxious or fearful What is the Dimensional Approach A Five Factor Model N E O A C These letters stand for Neuroticism not anxious or obseesive Extraversion introversion Openness to experience closed Agreeableness antagonism and Consciousness ignorance The personality traits form a continuum The Dimensional approach involves rating each individual on the five factors and avoids applying a categorical label How do you describe Odd or Eccentric Personality Disorders Odd or eccentric personality disorders include paranoid schizoid and schizotypal personality disorders What is Paranoid personality disorder Paranoid personality disorder involves general distrust and

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