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    is Schizoid Personality Disorder. Schizoid is characterized by “a profound defect in the ability to form personal relationships or respond to others in any meaningful, emotional way” (Townsend, 2011, p. 568). Although she has been through three marriages, she stated “my marriages are nothing, they are emotionless and poor choices of mine” because she understands that she cannot interact properly with others. She seems shy and anxious around others and tends to isolate herself away from other people. S.W. also always seems bland and has the inability to be lighthearted towards…

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    opening session with Caleb, I considered three diagnoses, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Schizotypal Personality Disorder, and Schizoid Personality Disorder. I first consider ASD as a diagnosis because Caleb displayed several symptoms relating to ASD. He demonstrated persistent deficits in a social communication and social interaction by failure to have a normal back-and-forth conversation, such as Caleb saying a little as possible during the session. Furthermore, Caleb experiences a deficit in…

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    identifying if they have status and wealth and successful intimate relationships (Ullrich et al., 2007). As Schizotypal Personality Disorder tends to first appear in children and adolescences, there is a good chance for SPD going into remission if situations are changed. Children and adolescents with Schizotypal Personality Disorder were found to improve when they were taken out of a negative environment and experienced positive achievement experiences and positive interpersonal relationships…

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    When the phrase “serial killer” is brought up, many names come to mind. Ed Gein, John Wayne Gacy, Ted Bundy, the list goes on. Sadly, serial killers are a common thing, but the question is posed what creates a serial killer? Is it their past, their upbringing, or is it something genetic? There are many genetic disorders that attribute to violent and aggressive behavior, many of which happen to be hereditary. A great amount of serial killers also has had psychological disorders and…

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    Boo Radley Mental Illness

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    about him. Two likely ailments are Social Anxiety Disorder and Schizoid Personality Disorder. Physical isolation and environmental deprivation affect development immensely. One of the most important factors is the timing of which the person is…

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    schizophrenia and the changes of mood is bipolar disorder. The disorders, the names, the treatment, the “solutions”, seem to never. It is not a name with a needle welcoming the voices in, but a man with an ear and pen ready to silence or quiet them to be more bearable. The voices and mood swings are the patients and doctors secret, but the insanity is everyone’s show. The ability to be…

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    Understanding Andrea Yates and The Murder Abnormal psychology is defined as the branch of psychology that studies the unusual patterns of behavior, emotion, and thought, which may or may not led to a precipitated mental disorder. Andrea Yates is an excellent example of this definition because her abnormal behavior leads her to consciously drown all five of her children. When Yates was arrested, she was sentenced to life in prison, but later declared not guilty by reason of insanity. There are…

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    Personality Disorder: Antisocial Personality Disorder (ASPD) Personality disorders can influence social functioning. There are three types of personality disorders; avoidant personality disorder, schizoid personality disorder, histrionic personality disorder, narcissistic personality disorder, and antisocial personality disorder. A person with antisocial personality disorder is also known as a sociopath or psychopath. Psychologist or psychiatrists diagnose many serial killers as possessing…

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    Twenty-eight scales are divided into 5 categories: modifying indices; clinical personality patterns; severe personality pathology; clinical syndrome; severe syndrome. Modifying indices are consisted of validity index (scale V), which detects random or deviant responses (3 items), disclosure index (scale X), which detects openness or secretiveness of the client’s responses (the raw score of the clinical personality patterns) , desirability index (scale Y), which measures the client’s tendency to…

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    The diagnostic criteria require that the behaviors must appear in two or more of the certain areas, which are the perception of self, the intensity and duration of feelings towards situations, relationships with people around, and the ability to control self. Analyzing Richards’s case, he loses touch with his family members as is well noted once he gets to high school where his character changes and he drops school. The onset of personality disorders is around the age when Richards begins to…

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