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behaviors described as odd or eccentric
-Paranoid PD
-schizoid PD
-schizotypal PD

Cluster A


Behaviors described as dramatic, emotional or erratic.
-Anti-social PD
-borderline PD
-Histrionic PD
-Narcissitic PD

Cluster B


Behaviors descibed as anxious or fearful
-avoidant PD
-Dependent PD

Cluster C


characterized by a profound defect in the ability to form personal relationships or to respond to others in any meaningful, emotional way.
-lifelong pattern of social withdrawal, and discomfort with human interaction is apparent

schizoid PD


Individuals with this PD were once described as "latent schizophrenics". Their behavior is odd and eccentric but does not decompensate to the level of schizophrenia.It is a graver form of the pathologically less severe schizoid personality.
-they are typically aloof and isolated and behave in a bland and apathetic manner.

schizotypal PD


Socially irresponsible, exploitative and guiltless behavior that reflects a disregard for the rights of others.
-They exploit and manipulate others for personal gain and have a general disregard for the law.

Anti-social PD


characterized by colorful, dramatic, and extroverted behavior in excitable, emotional people.
-Difficulty maintaining long lasting relationships, although they require constant affirmation of approval and acceptance from others.

Histrionic PD


These individuals have an exaggerated sense of self-worth. They lack empathy and are hypersensitive to the evaluation of others.
They believe they have the inalienable right to receive special consideration and that their desire is sufficient justification for possessing whatever they seek.

Narcissistic PD


this individual shows a pervasive pattern of instability of interpersonal relationships, self image, and affects, and marked impulsivity beginning by early adulthood and present in a variety of contexts, as indicated by five or more of symptoms
-unstable interpersonal relationships
-identity disturbance
-recurrent suicidal behavior
-chronic feelings of emptiness

Borderline PD


attempts to understand and modify the maladjusted behaviors, cognition and affects of clients with personality disorders.
Suggested for paranoid, schizoid, schizotypal, borderline, dependent, narcissistic and OCD)

individual psychotherapy


tx of choice for patient with histrionic disorder.
tx focuses on the unconscious motivation for seeking total satisfaction from others for being unable to commit oneself to a stable meaningful relationship.

psychoanalytical psychotherapy


feedback from peers is more effective than one on one interaction with a therapist
tx of choice for antisocial PD.

milieu or group therapy