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What personality disorders are in Cluster A??
What characteristics does Cluster A have ??
Odd and eccentric
What Axis are personality disorders on??
What are the Characteristics for Paranoid??
Mistrust and suspiciousness w/o sufficient basis
Difficulty adjusting to change
Secretive, jealousy, emotionally detached
Argumentive to maintain a safe distance btw self and others
Persistenly bears grudges
What are the characteristics for Schizoid??
pervasive pattern of detachment from social relationships
Prefer to be alone
Lack of trust in others
Affect is bland, blunted or flat
What are the Shyzotypal characteristics ??
distored sense of reality but can still discern reality from their beliefs
Can still function
Social and interpersonal deficits usually causing anxiety
odd beliefs and magical thinking
What personality disorders are in Cluster B
What characteristics are shown in Cluster B
Dramatic, Emotional or Erratic
violation of rights of others
may be abusive
recurrent suicide (1in 10 commit suicide) behavior, gestures, or threats
all good or all bad
desperately seek relationships to avoid feeling abandoned
drive others away bc theyre controlling
Over dramatic, excessive emotionality, attention seeking
trys to get attention of opposite sex
Preoccupied w/ fantasies of power, success, extremely grandiose, labile mood
Seek constant admiration
Sense of entitilement
Sees self as more important
lack of empathy
What are the personality disorders in Cluster C??
What are the characteristics for Cluster C
Anxious and Fearful
needs to be taken care of
submissive and clingin behavior
fear of separation
Obsessive-Compulsive personality disorder
Mental and interpersonl control
unable to delegate work for fear others will not do task correctly
What personality disorders seem to have genetics that paly a role
What abnormalties are found in a person w/ borderline??
abnormality in prefrontal, corticostriatal, and limbi system
What are two facts about personality dirsorders??
you don't get hospitalized for these disorders
you get this diagnosis when your 18
What is the comorbidity with personality disorders??
often more than 1 personality disorder and often w. the following