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Lecture 10

Lecture 10

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Department
Psychology
Course
PSY240H1
Professor
S.Cassin
Semester
Winter

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Personality Disorders Features of Personality DisordersPattern is manifested incognition affect interpersonal functioning andor impulse control y Problems in the way they perceive themselves others situationsy Feelings are improper for certain relationships ex extremely mad when they shouldnt be y Problems in relationships with partners friends ard to control impulses such as killing oneself drugs etc yPervasiveevident across a wide range of personal social and occupational situations y These personality traits will be apparent no matter who theyre interacting withClinically significant impairmentpersonal distress or impairment in social and occupationalfunctioning a necessityEarly onset and stabilityevident since at least late adolescence and stableClassification of PDsPDs are long standing maladaptive inflexible ways of relating to the worldThey are diagnosed on AxisII of DSMMany problems with classificationDSMIV Personality DisordersCluster A Odd or Eccentricparanoid schizoid schizotypal Cluster B Dramatic Emotional or Erratichistrionic narcissistic borderline antisocial Cluster C Fearful or Anxiousavoidant dependent obsessivecompulsiveParanoid PD CLUSTER AA pervasive distrust and suspiciousness of others motives y Suspects that others are exploiting harming or deceiving himher y Preoccupied with doubts about the loyalty or trustworthiness of others y Reluctant to confide in others y Misinterprets neutral comments or events y Persistently bears grudges y Perceives attacks on his or her character or reputationas recurrent suspicions regarding fidelity of partnery Schizoid PD CLUSTER AA pervasive pattern of detachment from social relationships and a restricted range of expression of emotions in interpersonal settings y Neither desires nor enjoys close relationshipsy Almost always chooses solitary activities
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