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personality disorders

recurrent maladaptive strategies in interpersonal relationships with dissatisfication with impact of their behavior

paranoid personality disorder

pervasive distrust and suspiciousness of others that occurs more in men than women is associated with

schizoid personality disorder

restrictive pattern of detachment and restriced range of expressions and emotions. Appear to derive little pelasure from intimacy and live isolated is associated with

sensitivity to rejection

Schizoid differs from avoidant personality because avoidant personality withdraw is the result of

schizoid personality disorder

fragile emotional eequilibrium, difficulty accepting dependant involvement with an appearance of detachment. Will also delay treatment until symptoms are severe

schizoid personality disorder

Which personality disorder tolerates technical aspects of treatment well?

schizotypal personality disorder

odd beliefs (magical thinking), unusual perceptions, lack of close friends, odd behavior/appearance, excessive social anxiety that won't diminish with familiarity


What is a comorbid disorder of schizotypal personality disorder?

Histrionic personality disorder

pervasive and excessive emotionality and attention-seeking behavior. Very creative/imaginative, lively/dramatic/seductive social behavior

histrionic personality disorder

self-centered perception based on body image, dramatic expression

Narcissistic Personality Disorder

exaggerated sense of self importance who crave excitement and ward off boredom and emptiness. Believe everyday responsibilities are for those beneath them

narcissistic personality disorder

illness will shatter a patients image of perfection which precipitates panickky sense of insecurity in a patient with what disorder


The provider for a ptn with narcissistic personality disorder whould respect, but avoid reinforcing what?

Antisocial personality disorder

dysphoria, tension, depression, inability to tolerate boredom, feeling of being victimized with diminished capacity for intimacy

antisocial personality disorder

disregard and violate rights of others since age 15 by failure to conform to social norms, deceitfulness, failure to plan ahead, aggressiveness.

antisocial personality disorder

this disorder onsets before age 15, more prevalent in men and lower socioeconomic groups, positive family history, and presents in 75% of prison inmates.

borderline personality disorder

frantic efforts to avoid abandonment, unstable relatioships, impulsive, inappropriate anger, transient stress-related paranoid ideation

dependent personality disorder

difficulty making everyday decisions, needs others to assume responsibility, difficulty expressing disagreement, preoccupied with possibility of abandonment, demands immediate attention

compulsive personality disorder

preoccupation with orderliness, perfectionism, and rules at the expense of flexibility, openness, and efficiency. Also judgemental. Become distressed with indecisiveness.

compulsive personality disorder

becomes angry when his/her routine is disrupted, fearful of relinquishing control to a health care team, may make efforts to be emotionally detached to ward off anxieties.

B: anti-social personality disorder

A ptn with this disorder may fake symptoms to obtain narcoleptic analgesics putting them at risk for substance abuse.
A: dependent personality disorder
B: anti-social personality disorder
C: narcissistic personality disorder
D: schizoid personality disorder

D: borderline personality disorder

A ptn with this disorder may frantically avoid real or imagined abandoment, are chronically unstable w/ episodic anxiety, and sometimes have trouble with their identity. Usually single.
A: dependent personality disorder
B: narcissistic personality disorder
C: schizoid personality disorder
D: borderline personality disorder

E: all of the above are correct

Which of the following would NOT be a consideration for medical practice when dealing with a ptn with borderline personality disorder?
A: provide clear, non-technical answers to questions.
B: avoid encouraging ptn to idealize the provider
C: schedule frequent regular check-ups
D: understand minor health problems may be perceived as life threatening
E: all of the above are correct

D: violent

Which of the following would NOT be a symptom/sign of avoidant personality disorder
A: timidity
B: depression
C: anxiety
D: violent
E: hypersensitive to criticism

E: all of the above are correct

Which of the following is NOT a factor to consider when treating dependent personality disorder ptn in your clinic?
A: ptn demands immediate attention
B: ptn becomes angry if not immediately attended too
C: illness provides secondary gain
D: seeks unnecessary procedures
E: all of the above are correct

A: suppress anger

Which of the following IS a factor of compulsive personality disorder
A: suppress anger
B: partakes in leisure activities to keep busy
C: very decisive
D: emotionally expressive

A: paranoid personality disorder

A low key, friendly patient presents to your clinic. after several minutes you notice your patient is suspicious of your exam questions. You want to refer your patient... what is your preliminary diagnosis for referral?
A: schizoid personality disorder
B: paranoid personality disorder
C: schizotypal personality disorder
D: narcissistic personality disorder

D: eccentricities of communication (characteristic of schizotypal not schizoid)

Schizoid differs from Schizotypal via:
A: withdraw is the result of exquisite sensitivity to rejection
B: fragile emotional equilibrium
C: detachment from others in life
D: eccentricities of communication

B: pervasive attention seeking

The essential feature of histrionic personality disorder is:
A: dysphoria when rejected
B: pervasive attention seeking
C: dramatic lively social behavior
D: creativity and imaginitivity

C: impulsivity and instability (narcissistic lacks impulsivity, self-destruction, and instability)

borderline personality disorder has which of the following features which narcissistic personality disorder doesn't?
A: failure to integrate emotions
B: inability to regulate anger
C: impulsivity and instability
D: pattern of unstable relationships

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