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1

What are the DSM criteria for personality disorders?

Pattern of behavior that affects 2 of the following:
Cognition
Affect
Personal relations
Impulse

2

What are the 3 major clusters of personality disorders?

Cluster A- schizoid, paranoid (eccentric)
Cluster B - antisocial, borderline, histrionic (emotional, inconsistent)
Cluster C- avoidant, OCD, dependent (anxious and fearful)

3

What is the key difference between avoidant personality disorder and schizoid personality disorder?

Avoidant - want friends
Schizoid - no desire for close relationships

4

What is the difference between schizotypal personality disorder and schizoid?

Schizotypal - magical thinking, eccentric behavior

5

What are the DSM criteria for antisocial personality disorder?

Disregard for others and violating rights since 15, at least 18 years old
Caprciousness
Oppressive
Non confrontational
Deceitful
Unlawful
Carefree
Temper

6

What are the DSM criteria for borderline?

Pervasive pattern of impulsivity
- unstable love/hate relationships
- unstable self image
- unstable mood/affect
- feelings of emptiness

7

What personality disorder is more responsive to pharmacotherapy?

Borderline

8

What are the DSM criteria for histrionic personality disorder?

Patterns of excessive emotionality and attention seeking, often unable to form meaningful relationships and often sexually inappropriate

9

What are the DSM criteria for narcissistic personality disorder?

Sense of superiority, need for admiration, lack of empathy

10

What are the DSM criteria for avoidant personality disorder?

Pattern of social disinhibition, hypersensitivity, - want to avoid rejection

11

What are the DSM criteria for dependent personality disorder?

Excessive need to have others make decisions for them - often see regression

12

What are the criteria for obsessive compulsive personality disorder?

Pattern of preoccupation with orderliness, control, perfectionism

13

How does OCD differ from OCPD?

OCPD doesn't come with recurrent obsessions/compulsions, is also ego syntonic

14

What neurotransmitter is altered in individuals with impulsivity and anger issues?

Serotonin