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Chapter 12

Chapter 12 Key Terms & Notes

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Department
Psychology
Course
PSY240H1
Professor
S.Cassin
Semester
Winter

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Chapter 12 Personality Disorders Personality: all the ways we have of acting, thinking, believing, and feeling that make each of us unique. Personality disorder: is a long-standing pattern of maladaptive behaviours, thoughts, and feelings. To be diagnosed with a personality disorder, an adult must have shown these symptoms since adolescence or early adulthood DSM Personality disorders are grouped into three clusters, all on Axis II Cluster A Odd-Eccentric Personality People with these disorders have symptoms disorders similar to those of people with schizophrenia, including inappropriate or flat affect, odd thought and speech patterns, and paranoia. People with these disorders maintain their grasp on reality, however. Cluster B Dramatic-Erratic Personality People with these disorders tend to be Disorders manipulative, volatile, and uncaring in social relationships. They are prone to impulsive, sometimes violent behaviours that show little regard for their own safety
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