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What are the 3 Clusters of personality disorders and their characteristics?
A-odd or eccentric
B- dramatic or emotional
C-fearful or anxious
Describe the course of personality disorders?
They are thought to begin in childhood. They are usually chronic w/o treatment and have high comorbidity rates.
Describe paranoid personality disorders and its origins, treatment, and course.
Pervasive and unjust mistrust for others.
: early beliefs that people and the world is a dangerous place.
: focuses on dev of trust
: few seek pro help and their are few good outcome studies
Describe schizoid personality disorder and its origins, treatment, and course.
Pervasive pattern of detachment from social relationships. limited in range of emotion in interpersonal situations.
: not clear
: Focuse on value of interpersonal relationships, building empathy and social skills
: few seek pro help, lack of good outcome studies
Describe schizoid personality disorders and its origins, treatment, and course.
behavior and dress is odd, socially isolated, paranoid, magical thinking, illusions, ideas of ref, comorbid with depression
: schizophrenic phenotype, brain deficits
: dev social skills, address comorbid depression, similar med as schizophrenia
: tx prognosis is poor
Describe antisocial personality disorders and its origins, treatment, and course.
disregard for others and feelings, irresponsible, impulsive, and deceitful, no regrets
: relation w/conduct disorder and early behavioral problems, families lack consistent discipline and support, history of crime and violence in families
: emphasis on prevention and rehab
: few seek help, incarceration is often the only option.
What are some theories abt neurobioliogical contributions and treatment?
: cortical arousal is low
cortical immaturity hypothesis
: cerebral cortex is not fully developed
: failure to respond to danger cues