Flashcards in Chapter 13 - Unit 3 Deck (35)
Personality - an enduring pattern of perceiving, relating, and thinking about the environment. T/F?
In someone with a personality disorder, these traits are rigid and exaggerated. T/F?
All people with a personality disorder share some characteristics, like...
inflexible and maladaptive responses to stress and disability in work and personal relationships.
Do people with a personality disorder suffer?
Yes, they do.
What is affective instability as seen in BPD?
It's a brief shift of mood from depression to irritability to anxiety.
Children suffering from abuse or trauma or children living in homes in which there is a domestic abuse, divorce, separation, etc are at risk for developing a PD. T/F?
What are cluster A disorders?
These individuals are odd and eccentric. It's close to schizophrenia. They avoid relationships and have unusual beliefs and shit.
This includes schizotypal & paranoid.
Schizotypal Personality Disorder - def
They avoid interpersonal relationships and have unusual beliefs. They have markedly strange behavior. They have magical thinking and such. They might want a relationship but they fuck it up bad!
Paranoid Personality Disorder - def
Constantly suspicious and always believe others are lieing, etc. They are hostile, fearful, etc.
People with schizoid personality traits are seen by others as eccentric, isolated, or lonely. T/F?
Schizoid - they avoid relationships. They daydream a lot and may develop schizophrenia later. T/F?
Cluster B Disorders - def
These share dramatic, erratic, flamboyant or erratic behaviors as part of their presenting symptoms. Manipulation is common among these disorders!
It includes antisocial, BPD, Narcissistic, Histrionic
Antisocial Personality Disorder - def
characterized by deceit, manipulation, revenge and harm to others with an ABSENCE OF REMORSE.
With with antisocial personality disorder - do they feel entitled and seem callous?
Someone with antisocial personality disorder might actually seem charming and engaging, right?
Borderline Personality Disorder - instability of affect marked by...
unstable and frequent mood changes.
BPD - high chance of having another psychiatric condition?
BPD - are they suicidal?
Typically, yes - they have a very high risk for it.
BPD - Do they use splitting (and what is it?) What do we do for this?
Yes - this is when they might love someone one minute but then hate them the next because they didn't do exactly what they wanted. SO, we need to stick to one person to monitor/care for them.
Narcissistic Personality Disorder - def
maladaptive social response characterized by a person's grandiose sense of personal achievements. People with this disorder think they are very special.
narcissistic - they care a lot about others and don't need attention. T/F?
False - they lack empathy and constantly want more attention.
Histrionic Personality Disorder - def
manipulation through dramatic, charming, flamboyant and sexually seductive ways. It's very big and bold but lacks substance.
Cluster C Personality Disorders - def
high levels of anxiety and outward signs of fear. They have a lot of inhibitions.
These include avoidant, dependent, and obsessive-compulsive.
Avoidant Personality Disorder - def
High levels of anxiety and outward signs of fear and feelings of low self-worth.
Avoidant PD - Hypersensitive to...
criticism or rejection.
Avoidant PD - they have a strong desire for affection but are fearful of rejection, disappointment or ridicule. T/F?
Avoidant PD - they withdraw. T/F?
Obsessive-Compulsive PD - def
preoccupation with orderliness, perfectionism, control neatness and the achievement of perfection.
OC PD - how do they act?
They strive for perfection and are cold and lack a sense of humor.
Dependent personality disorder - they believe that...
they are unable to survive if left alone. They feel like they literally cannot be alone.