Flashcards in Cluster A Personality Disorders Deck (14):
What 4 things do personality disorders affect?
2 of the following
- Interpersonal function
- Impulse control
What are the 3 cluster A personality disorders?
Paranoid Personality Disorder
Schizotypal Personality Disorder
Schizoid Personality Disorder
What are cluster A's generally associated with?
What are the main symptoms of Paranoid Personality Disorder
Distrusting of others
Reads into harmless acts
Quick to anger if their image is slated
How does the inherent distrust of others manifest itself in paranoid personality disorder?
Doesn't confide in people
Very suspicious of exploitation
What are the main symptoms of schizotypal personality disorder?
Ideas of reference
How does schizotypal personality disorder manifest itself in relationships?
Causes social and interpersonal deficits
- Reduced capacity for close friendship
What are the main symptoms of schizoid personality disorder?
Think of cold people
- Little interest in sex
- Lack of social relationships
What is the 1st line treatment of Cluster A personality disorders?
Communication + relationship strategy
What pharma therapy is there for Cluster A?
What is a concern when using antidepressants in Cluster As?
Increased risk of deliberate self harming behaviour
What Cluster A benefits most from SSRI treatment?
What antipsychotics can be used?