AB PSY Personality Disorders

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personality disorders vs personality stylea matter of the degree, severity, and chronicity of problematic behaviors.
DSM-V diagnosisleads to clinically significant distress or impairment in social, occupations, or other important areas of functioning.
distortions of cognitionsways of perceiving and interpreting self, other people and events. strange and unusual beliefs, might feel chronically mistreated/judged/ might feel chronically empty, without a sense of self.
disruptions of affectivitythe range, intensity, lability, and appropriateness of emotional response. (i.e emotions are hypersensitive, reactive or innapropriately intense for the situation, emotions are severely restricted compared to others.
unstable iterpersonal functioningchronic problems with authority, lots of drama and or violatility in relationships.
poor impulse controlfrequently in fights, arguments, aggresive behaviors, tantruming, self destructive behavior.


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personality disordershigh comobidity with other disorders, poor prognosis, chronic course
ego-syntonicunlike other disorders, often feel consistent with one identity, patients don't feel treatement is nessary.