PSYC 2740 Study Guide - Final Guide: Obsessive–Compulsive Personality Disorder, Histrionic Personality Disorder, Narcissistic Personality Disorder

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DISORDERS
disorder - a pattern of behaviour or experience that is distressing and painful to the person, that leads to
disability or impairment in important life domains and that is associated with increased risk for further
suffering
diagnostic and statistical manual for mental disorders - DSM
may 2013 - when the 5th edition of the dsm (dsm 5) was published
abnormal psychology - the study of various mental health disorders including thought disorders,
emotional disorders and personality disorders
abnormal - whatever is different from normal
psychopathology - the study of mental disorders
categorical view - one either had the disorder or did not have the disorder
dimensional view - people with and without the disorder differ in degree only
hybrid personality model - personality disorders diagnosed based on the degree of impairment in
personality functioning and across different personality traits
personality disorder - an enduring pattern of experience and behaviour that differs greatly from the
expectations of the individual's culture
cluster a - paranoid, schizoid, schizotypal
cluster b - borderline, histrionic, narcissistic, anti social
cluster c - avoidant, dependent, obsessive compulsive
cluster a - weird
cluster b - wild
cluster c - worried
antisocial personality disorder - lack of concern for social norms, repeated lying/conning, impulsivity,
reckless disregard for safety of self or others, easily irritated, irresponsibility, lack of remorse
borderline personality disorder - instability of relationships, emotions and self image, fears of
abandonment, aggressiveness, proneness to self harm, strong emotions
eye blink startle method - the eye blink speed when startled may be an objective physiological measure
of how anxious or fearful a person is feeling
histrionic personality disorder - excessive attention seeking and emotionality, sexually provocative,
exhibition of emotions in public, excessive need for attention, opinions shallow and malleable
narcissistic personality disorder - need to be admired, strong sense of self importance, low insight into
other peoples' feelings or needs, sense of entitlement, feelings of superiority, self esteem appears
strong but fragile, envious of others
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