Personality Disorders Essay

3146 Words Nov 15th, 2012 13 Pages
Personality Disorders Overview In order to understand disorders of personality is it necessary to have a clear understanding of what personality actually means. Every single person in the world has a unique personality different than everyone else. Our personalities are thought of as the way we act, think, believe, and feel that makes us different from each other (Nolen-Hoeksema, 2011). Personalities vary from person to person, and we all exhibit an intense, life long, pattern of behaviors, thoughts, and feelings known as traits. Personality traits are said to be stable throughout our life’s and the situations we are faced with in life. Personality traits can range from happy and outgoing to miserable, lonely, unstable, and …show more content…
Knowledge of these two currently used theories helps to explain diagnosis criteria and treatment for the personality disorders including in this report. This paper will report on three personality disorders known as Obsessive Compulsive, Borderline, and Substance abuse disorders.
Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder Obsessive compulsive personality disorder (OCD) falls in the DSM IV_TR classifications of Cluster C meaning anxious or fearful disorders (Nolen-Hoeksema, 2011). People with this disorder are constantly anxious or in fear and their behaviors are intended to ward off those fears. In addition, people with OCD have patterns of distorted thoughts (obsessions) and behaviors (compulsions). Some of the characteristics of OCD include pre-occupation with control, order, rigid behavior, inflexible, emotional blocked, perfectionism, and become highly anxious with changes in routines (Nolen-Hoeksema, 2011). People are with this disorder are identified as always on time, workaholics, rigid routines, perfectionist and they will take long times to produce a perfect paper no matter how long it takes ( making them less productive in their job performance).
U-Tube Video Review OCD According to a U-Tube video presentation by Koritzis, (2007) one of the most common symptoms of OCD is fear of contamination with germs, (Koritzis, 2007). The film interviews a woman with OCD, who fears on contamination, have led

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