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Name the general diagnostic criteria for a personality disorder
A. Pattern of inner behavior and experience that distictly deviates from cultural expectations in a least 2 ways:

1. cognition
2. affectivity
3. interpersonal functioning
4. impulse control

B. Pattern in inflexible and pervasive

C. Distress in ADLs

D. Pattern began in adolecents or early adulthood and is both stable and enduring

E. Not better accounted for by a mental disorder

F. Not caused by substance or general medical condition
Name the Cluster A Personality Disorders and state their commonalities
- Paranoid Personality

- Schizoid Personality

- Schizotypal Personality

These individuals often appear on and eccentric
Name the criteria for Paranoid Personality Disorder
A. Pervasive distrust of others indicated by four or more of the following:

1. Suspects others of exploition or deception

2. Doubts trustworthiness of others

3. Hesitant to confide in others

4. Sees hidden negative meanings

5. Constantly bears grudges

6. Sees character attacks and reacts angrily

7. Suspects sex partner of infidelity
Describe criteria for Schizoid Personality Disorder
A. Detachment from relationships, and a limited range of emotional expression as indicated by at least 4 of the following:

1. Doesn't want close relationships

2. Selects solitary activities

3. Little interest in sex with others

4. Few activities give pleasure

5. Does not have close friends or confidants

6. Apathetic to praise or criticism

7. Demonstrates coolness and a flattened activity
Name the diagnostic criteria for Schizotypal Personality Disorder
A. A pattern of interpersonal and social deficiencies indicated by at least 5 of the following:

1. Ideas of refernece

2. Odd beleifs or magical thinking

3. Unusual perceptions

4. Odd speech or thought patterns

5. Suspiciousness

6. Inappropriate or limited affect

7. Peculiar behavior or appearance

8. No close friends

9. Extreme social anxiety
Name the Diagnostic Criteria for Antisocial Personality Disorder
A. Since age 15, a disregard for and violation of others's rights as indicated by at least 3 of the following:

1. Illegal behavior
2. Deceitfulness
3. Impulsivness
4. Aggressive conduct
5. No regard for safety of others or self
6. Irresponsible behavior
7. Lack of remorse

B. Person is at least 18 years of age

C. Conduct disorder with onset prior to age 15
Describe the Diagnostic Criteria for Borderline Personalituy Disorder
Pervasive pattern of unstable interpersonal relationships, self-image, affects, impulsivity as indicated by at least 5 of the following:

1. Frenzied efforts to avoid abandonment

2. Vacillating, intense interpersonal relationships

3. Identity disturbance

4. Impulsiveness in 2 self-damaging areas

5. Repeated suicidal behavior

6. Affective instability

7. Chronic feelings of emptiness

8. Inappropriate and intense anger

9. Paranoid ideation or dissociation
Describe the Diagnostic Criteria for Histrionic Personality Disorder
Pattern of seeking attention and extreme emotionality as indicated by at least 5 of the following:

1. Always has to be center of attention

2. Acts provocatively or sexually seductively

3. Shifting or shallow expression of emotion

4. Attracts attention through physical appearance

5. Uses impressionistic, undetailed speaking style

6. Uses theatrical expressions of emotions

7. Is unduly suggestable

8. Perceives more intamacy in relationships than acutally exists