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Flashcards in Cluster A Personality Disorders Deck (14):
1

What 4 things do personality disorders affect?

2 of the following
- Cognition
- Affectivity
- Interpersonal function
- Impulse control

2

What are the 3 cluster A personality disorders?

Paranoid Personality Disorder
Schizotypal Personality Disorder
Schizoid Personality Disorder

3

What are cluster A's generally associated with?

"Weird

4

What are the main symptoms of Paranoid Personality Disorder

Distrusting of others

Reads into harmless acts

Quick to anger if their image is slated

5

How does the inherent distrust of others manifest itself in paranoid personality disorder?

Doesn't confide in people

Very suspicious of exploitation

6

What are the main symptoms of schizotypal personality disorder?

Paranoia
Ideas of reference
Magical thinking
Odd thinking/speech

7

How does schizotypal personality disorder manifest itself in relationships?

Causes social and interpersonal deficits
- Reduced capacity for close friendship

8

What are the main symptoms of schizoid personality disorder?

Think of cold people
- Solidarity
- Detachement
- Little interest in sex
- Lack of social relationships

ANHEDONIA

9

What is the 1st line treatment of Cluster A personality disorders?

Communication + relationship strategy

10

What pharma therapy is there for Cluster A?

Antidepressants

Antipsychotics

11

What is a concern when using antidepressants in Cluster As?

Increased risk of deliberate self harming behaviour

12

What Cluster A benefits most from SSRI treatment?

Schizoid

13

What antipsychotics can be used?

Aripiprazole

14

What cluster A benefits best from antipsychotics?

Schizotypal