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PSYB32H3 Study Guide - Bipolar Disorder, Psychopathy, Bulimia Nervosa

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Konstantine Zakzanis

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Chapter 13: Personality Disorders
Multiple Choice
2.A A major problem in diagnosing PD is low reliability over time. Test re-test
reliability is poor, depending on which PD.
3.D - MCMI is most used for assessing PD. Recently, dimensional evaluation of PD is
4.D - Schizotypal PD comorbid w/ other PD
7.A In research on response modulation and psychopathy, psychopaths won or lost
money depending on what cards appeared. Impulsivity was studied by making them
wait before deciding to continue the game (they’re insensitive to contextual info
telling them no point of playing).
8.A PCL-R (Psychopathy Check List Revised) includes items callousness and lack of
guilt, measures 2 factors (emotional detachment and impulsivity/irresponsibility)
and predicted treatment outcome in federal prison. Is NOT used to diagnose PD.
9.A high rates of depression found in ppl w/ dependent PD (also bipolar disorder,
anxiety disorders and bulimia)
10.A Behavior and cognitive therapists treat PD by defining problem in behaviors
instead of examining personalities
Short Answer
1.Personality disorders are long lasting, inflexible patterns of inner exp. and
behaviour that are diff from cultural expectations. Cause distress/impairment
2. Personality disorders are placed on different axis of DSM-IV to make sure clinicians
pay attention to it, and consider it in addition to Axis I (usually reason for visit)
3.Schizoid personality dont care about anyone, no relationships
Shcizotypal paranoid, think everything is referring to them, illusions
Both have few close friends, shcizotypal has eccentric ideas, mannerisms and
4.Duttons model of relationship btw borderline personality disorder and spouse abuse
is that ppl that abusive personalities have anger, chronic experience of traumatic
symptoms and borderline personality organization
5.Histrionic PD overly dramatic, attention seeking
Narcissistic PD all about themselves, inflated self confidence, think less of others
Both are self-centered. Histrionics want to show others they are special and narcissistic
already think they are special
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