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LEC 04 - PERSONALITY DISORDERS OCTOBER 04 2012.docx

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Department
Psychology
Course
PSYD32H3
Professor
Anthony Ruocco
Semester
Fall

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2012-10-04 PERSONALITY DISORDERS – LEC 04 Paranoid Personality Disorder Diagnostic Criteria: • People often get confused and think that PPD is like schizophrenia, but this is not true. PPD has nothing to do with psychotic episodes.Adelusion for example is a belief that is not grounded in reality. Negative symptoms: amotivation, flat affect, anhedonia. Disorganized symptoms refer to thought disorders (derailing), bizarre behaviour. Catatonic symptoms: refers to immobility of the limbs. • It is likely that someone who has PDD later develops schizophrenia in later life. Is there a direct link? • Apervasive distrust and suspiciousness of others such that their motives are interpreted as malevolent, beginning by early adulthood and present in a variety of contexts, as indicated by four (or more) of the following: • (1) Suspects, without sufficient basis, that others are exploiting, harming, or deceiving him or her (check to see if it’s a specific belief—which means psychotic—versus a suspicion). • (2) Is preoccupied with unjustified doubts about the loyalty or trustworthiness of friends or associates. • (3) Is reluctant to confide in others because of unwarranted fear that the information will be used maliciously against him or her. • (4) Reads hidden demeaning or threatening meanings into benign remarks or events. • (5) Persistently bears grudges, i.e., is unforgiving of insults, injuries, or slights. • (6) Perceives attacks on his or her character or reputation that are not apparent to others and is quick to react angrily or to counterattack. • (7) Has recurr
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