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PS101 Lecture 16

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Boston University
Psychological & Brain Sciences
CAS PS 101
Barry Grant

Clinical Description ● Prevalence: ○ How many people in a population have the disorder? ● Incidence: ○ How many ‘new’cases occur in a specific time period? ● Course: ○ Chronic ○ Episodic ○ Time-limited ○ ? ● Onset: ○ Acute ○ Insidious ● Prognosis: ○ What do we expect to see here? What is the long-term outcome? ● (Ex.) Common cold - Acute onset, time-limited. Check phone! Vulnerability Factors Genetic factors Biological characteristics Psychological traits Previous learning history Low social support Stressors Economic adversity Environmental trauma Interpersonal stresses or losses Occupational setbacks or demands < > What are Personality Disorders? ● Enduring patterns of inner experience and behavior that deviates markedly from the expectations of the individual’s culture: ○ Enduring pattern: ○ Is inflexible and pervasive across broad range of personal and social situations ○ Is stable and of long duration... Clusters ● Odd, Eccentric (Paranoia) ● Dramatic, Emotional, or Erratic (Antisocial, narcissistic) ● Anxious, Fearful (OCD) Paranoid ● Pattern of distrust and suspiciousness such that others’motives are interpreted as malevolent ○ Suspects (others) exploiting, harming, deceiving ○ Doubts loyalty/trustworthiness ○ Reluctant to confide ○ Reads hidden meanings into benign remarks/events ○ Bears grudges ○ Attacks on character/reputation ○ Suspicions regarding fidelity Antisocial ● Pattern of disregard for, and violation of, the rights of others ○ Failure to conform to social norms ○ Deceitfulness (lying, conning, aliases) ○ Impulsivity ○ Irritability and aggressiveness ○ Reckless disregard for safety of self/others ○ Consistent irresponsibility ○ Lack of remorse Histrionic ● Pattern of excessive emotionality and attention seeking ○ Uncomfortable when not the “center of attention” ○ Inappropriate seductive or provocative behavior ○ Rapidly shifting and shallow emotions ○ Physical appearance to draw attention to self ○ Impressionistic speech ○ Self-dramatization ○ Suggestible...easily influenced by others ○ Considers relationships to be more intimate than they are Narcissistic ● Pattern of grandiosity, need for admiration, and lack of empathy ○ Grandiose sense of self-importance ○ Preoccupied with fantasies of unlimited success, power, etc. ○ Believes themselves special/unique ○ Requires excessive admiration ○ Sense of entitlement ○ Interpersonally exploitative ○ Lacks empathy ○ Often envious of others ○ Shows arrogance Dependent ● Pervasive and excessive need to be taken care of that leads to submissive and clinging behavior and fears of s
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