Class Notes (837,488)
Canada (510,274)
Psychology (7,785)
PSYB32H3 (614)
Lecture 9

Lecture 9: Personality Disorders.docx

5 Pages
Unlock Document

Konstantine Zakzanis

Lecture 9 Personality Disorders - Heterogeneous group disorders - Longstanding, pervasive (way they approach life – dictated by these personality traits), & inflexible patterns of behavior & inner experience - Deviate from expectations of a person’s culture - Impair social & occupational functioning o Dysfunctional NOT disabled o Are agnasynosic (aka. ego-syntonic): Person unaware of symptoms & how they are problematic Stats & Facts - Many clinicians diagnose personality disorder but not specify which one o Personality Disorders Not Otherwise Specified - During clinic interview – client may lie or deny symptoms (positive impression management) Assessment & Diagnosis - Issues o Variable test-retest reliability o Comorbidity among different Personality Disorder o Table 13.1  Those most/least reliable  2 clinicians diagnosing same conditions o Avoidant o Narcissistic  Least reliable o OCD o Dependent  Those most/least stable  Most o Antisocial Lecture 9 o Paranoid  Least o Schizotypal o Schizoid 3 Clusters Odd/Eccentric Cluster (Oddness & Avoidance of Social Contact) - Paranoid Personality Disorder o Suspicious of others  Trickery  Abuse o Expect to be mistreated by others  Exploited o Secretive  Unable to confide in others o Not many relationships o May read hidden messages in trivial things o Jealous o Differs from delusional disorder b/c full-blown delusions are not present - Schizoid Personality Disorder o Does not desire or enjoy social relationships o Characterized by negative symptoms of schizophrenia  Flat affect  Aloof  Dull  Bland  Ahedonic  Indifferent to praise & criticism - Schizotypal Personality Disorder o Odd beliefs or magical thinking `  Superstitious Lecture 9  Clairvoyant  Illusions  I sense there’s something in my room at night o Display schizoid negative symptoms Dramatic/Erratic Cluster - Borderline Personality Disorder o Impulsivity & instability in relationships, mood & self-image  Indiscriminate sex/spending  Instability in relationships (friends, family)
More Less

Related notes for PSYB32H3

Log In


Join OneClass

Access over 10 million pages of study
documents for 1.3 million courses.

Sign up

Join to view


By registering, I agree to the Terms and Privacy Policies
Already have an account?
Just a few more details

So we can recommend you notes for your school.

Reset Password

Please enter below the email address you registered with and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Add your courses

Get notes from the top students in your class.