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The individual can be both independent and dependent depending on the situation
The individual is able to tolerate being alone and can rely on oneself
The individual is able to maintain and promote healthy relationships with other
The individual is able to adapt their responses/approaches when interacting with others
A diagnosis of a personality disorder is made when: (4)
The individual's personality traits repeatedly limit their ability to achieve the developmental tasks identified above. (Trust, independence, autonomy, interpersonal relationships, etc.)
· Traits are used excessively and tend to constrict or exaggerate the functioning of the individual.
· Personality traits are inflexible, maladaptive and persistently cause significant distress or impairment across a wide range of important areas of functioning.
· Their pattern of behavior is stable, of long duration and can be traced back to at least adolescence or early adulthood.
Diagnostic criteria for a personality disorder
A persistent pattern of inner experience and behavior that differs markedly from the expectations of the individual's culture. The pattern is displayed in two or more of the following areas:
The individual lacks the ability to accurately perceive and interpret their own behavior, the behavior of others and events. Example: Paranoid personality disorder
The range, intensity and appropriateness of their emotional responses are not within the norms of the cultural. Example: Histrionic personality disorder.
The individual lacks the ability or desire to change features of their behavior to improve or maintain important relationships. They have the ability "to get under the skin" of others. Their annoying/distancing behaviors persist even when they are met with strong negative reactions from others. Relationships are continually marked with upheavals. Example: Borderline personality disorder.
The individual has no impulse control. Suicidal gestures, angry outbursts, which leads to fights. Example: Antisocial personality disorde
is the emotional response of the clinician that is generated by the person's qualities. Counter-transference can either be a negative or positive response. Counter-transference issues usually emerge when working with patients with a personality disorder. (Note: Transference is the emotional response to the clinician)
Cluster A (Odd or Eccentric) (1 tested)
Cluster B (Dramatic, Emotional or Erratic) (2 tested)
Borderline (tested) Cluster B Traits
Cluster C (Anxious and Fearful)
Personality disorders and need for hospitalization (4)
-A patient with bipolar disorder and a narcissistic personality disorder.
-A patient with a substance use disorder and an antisocial personality disorder.
-A patient with PTSD and a borderline personality disorder.
-A patient with major depression and a dependent personality disorder
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