personality disorders

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personality disorders
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  1. antisocial personality disorder
    a disorder characterized by a pattern of disregard for and violation of the rights of others; unable to experience guilt related to inappropriate behavior; more commonly seen in prisons than in hospitals
  2. Avoidant personality disorder
    a disorder characterized by a pattern of social inhibition feelings of inadequacy, and hypersensitivity to negative evaluation
  3. Axis I disorders
    clinical disorders such as mood and thought disorders are coded under this DSM-IV axis
  4. Axis II disorders
    personality disorders and mental retardation are coded under this DSM-IV axis; coding these disorders under a separate axis ensures they are not overlooked when clients are admitted with a more obvious axis disorder
  5. Borderline personality disorder
    a disorder characterized by a pattern of instability in interpersonal relationships,self-image and affects, and marked impulsivity; carries a high risk for suicide and self mutilation
  6. Dependent personality disorder
    a disorder characterized by a pattern of submissive and clinging behavior, including fear of abandonment and forcing others into making their decisions
  7. Histrionic personality disorder
    a disorder characterized by a pattern of excessive emotionality and attention seeking; suggestible
  8. Narcissistic personality disorder
    pattern of preoccupation with orderlines, perfectionism and control; includes focus on detail and difficulty with decision making related to a fear of making a mistake
  9. Paranoid personality disorder
    a disorder characterized by a pattern of distrust and suspiciousness such that others' motives are interpreted as malevolent
  10. Personality
    composed of enduring patterns or traits that determine how individuals perceive, relate to, and think about the environment and themselves
  11. Personality disorder
    a disorder characterized by personality patterns or traits that are inflexible, enduring, pervasive, maladaptive and causes significant functional impairment or subjective distress
  12. Personality traits
    reflected in how individuals cope with feelings and impulses, see themselves and others, respond to the surroundings, and find meaning in relationships
  13. Schizoid personality disorder
    a disorder characterized by a pattern of detachment from social relationships and a restricted range of emotions; not influenced by praise or criticism

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