Flashcards in Personality Disorders Deck (16):
What is the ICD-10 definition of a personality disorder?
A severe disturbance in the constitutional and behavioural tendencies of the individual, usually involving several areas of the personality and nearly always associated with considerable personal and social disruption.
What are the 4 cluster A personality disorders?
What are the 3 Cluster B personality disorders?
What are the 3 Cluster C personality disorders?
What are the symptoms of a Paranoid PD?
Hard to confide in people
Difficult to trust other people
Look for betrayal
Read threats and danger into everyday situations
What are the symptoms of a Schizoid PD?
Few activities provide pleasure
Prefer to do things alone
Little pleasure from life
What are the symptoms of Schizotypal PD?
Unusual perceptual experiences
Vague and over elaborate experiences
Anxious in social situations
What are the symptoms of an Antisocial PD?
Unconcern for the feelings of others
Disregard for social norms
Incapacity to maintain social norms
Incapacity to experience guilt
Put yourself in risky situations
What are the symptoms of a Histrionic PD?
Feel the need to entertain people
Easily influenced by others
What are the symptoms of a Narcissistic PD?
Exaggerated sense of self importance
Believe people are jealous of you
Feel upset if people ignore you
Seen as selfish
Take advantage of other people
What are the symptoms of Borderline PD?
Act impulsively without consideration of consequences
Mood very changeable
Outbursts of intense anger
Low self esteem
fear of being abandoned
Black and white view of people
Have psychotic episodes
Feel numb and do not remember things after they have happened
What are the symptoms of an avoidant PD?
Avoid work and social responsibilities
Avoid relationships due to fear of rejection
Feel lonely and isolated
Reluctant to try new activities
What are the symptoms of a dependent PD?
Relying on other people
Struggle to make decisions
Doesn't like being alone
Fears of abandonment
Subordination of your own needs to the needs of others
See others as much more capable
Seen as submissive and passive by others
What are the symptoms of an anankastic PD?
Excessive doubts and caution
Perfectionism which gets in the way of tasks
Need to keep things in order
Think yours is the best way of doing things
Reluctant to spend money
Hang onto items with no obvious value
Worry when people make mistakes
What are some potential causes of personality disorders?
Unstable or chaotic family life
No support from caregiver
Bad experiences in childhood
Verbal, physical or sexual abuse
Being involved in major accidents