VCU PSYC 407 - Exam 3 review sheet PSYC 407 (14 pages)

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Exam 3 review sheet PSYC 407

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Virginia Commonwealth University
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Psyc 407 - Psychology of the Abnormal
Psychology of the Abnormal Documents

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Personality Disorders What is the main difference between an Axis I and Axis II disorders Axis I Patients see their symptoms as not part of their normal way of being ego dystonic o Want relief o Relatively clear onset of symptoms Axis II Patients don t usually see their disorder as a problem Rather they see them as part of their actual personality Ego syntonic o They may feel distress but they don t realize that their own actions are causing the problems o Often does not bother the actual person afflicted with disorder but bothers or harm other people What are the characteristics that make a personality disordered enduring patterns of thoughts feelings and behavior that are consistent across time and situation makes our behavior predictable but hopefully we have enough flexibility to adapt to new situations o ways of interacting with the world are inflexible or maladaptive that they cause a person or others around them significant impairment pervasive patterns Do people with anxiety disorders feel distressed about their behavior Yes Axis I disorders are typically distressing to the person experiencing them Know the names of the of the clusters and what specific personality disorders fall within each cluster Cluster A Odd or Eccentric Sometimes called schizophrenia spectrum disorders o Paranoido Schizoido Schizotypal Cluster B Dramatic emotional erratic o Antisocial o Borderline o Histrionic o Narcissistic Cluster C Fearful or Anxious o Avoidanto Dependent o Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder What are main features of each personality disorder we covered in class Cluster A o Paranoid Pervasive pattern of mistrust and suspicion Pervasive and unjustified suspicion Few meaningful relationships Interprets everything as malicious Sees self as right and justified blameless Sensitive to criticism There is no proven treatment since people with this disorder don t tend to seek help Causes early abuse experience Difference between schizophrenic paranoia no delusions



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