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    diagnoses I considered were Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Schizotypal Personality Disorder, and Substance Abuse Disorder. I thought OCD because Caleb meets the presence of obsessions and compulsions. The obsession is Caleb trying to ignore and suppress thoughts of anger and emotions and suppressing them by not making eye contact and keeping his feelings “in a cage” being…

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    According to Seligman and Reichenberg (2014), about three percent of the general population in the United States present symptoms of Schizotypal personality disorder (p. 361). People with Schizotypal Personality Disorder (SPD) are described as odd, eccentric, and superstitious because magical thinking is the symptom that differentiates SPD from other personality disorders (p. 361). SPD is a personality disorder that is characterized by delusions. People with SPD have a higher chance of having…

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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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    Outside Activity #1: Star Wars In the beginning of star wars’ timeline we are introduced to a young Anakin, however as the prequels move on we see a more teenage Anakin in which several traits of borderline personality disorder begin to appear. First presented at the annual convention of the American Psychiatric Association in 2007, Eric Bui has diagnosed Anakin with the disorder. If he can be diagnosed with it, what symptoms are present? Six of the nine criteria are matched as it would turn…

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    therapy or cognitive therapy? Is there evidence of improvement in specific types of personality disorders after psychodynamic therapy or cognitive behavior therapy?, Do individuals with personality disorders recover after psychodynamic therapy or cognitive behavior therapy? Are there differences between self-report and observational measures? Is there a correlation between outcome and duration of treatment? What other factors are connected with outcome (gender, inpatient versus outpatient…

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    American woman who presents Schizotypal personality disorder. There is no history of other psychiatric problems or medical problems reported from her. Angela Pressely graduated college with a bachelors degree in Biology and recently began her masters in forensic science. She received her bachelors degree at University of Maryland and is now starting her masters degree at Virginia state university. She is a single woman who has a hard time connecting with others. Angela works out in her home and…

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    in the United States alone. Approximately four percent of Americans meet the criteria to receive a diagnosis for a serious mental illness (SMI). The human persona has been extensively discussed by authors for centuries. William Faulkner’s “A Rose for Emily” provides the reader a glimpse into the psyche of the main character, Emily Grierson. Miss Emily Grierson, who lives as an outsider in Faulkner’s sleepy, southern town, experiences a traumatic youth which evolves into a far more perverse and…

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    Personality Disorders According to the largest study ever conducted on personality disorders by the U.S. National Institutes of Health about ten percent of the U.S. population has borderline personality disorder. Borderline Personality Disorder obviously doesn’t affect everyone, but for those that suffer from it, it surely isn’t an easy thing to cope with. Personality disorders are characterized by a maladaptive thought pattern, feelings, and/or behaviors that can cause serious detriments to…

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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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    from mental illnesses. Throughout this history, drastic evolutions of social, cultural and scientific understandings took place, which ultimately led to improved knowledge of mental illnesses. Today, mental illness or mental disorder is defined as “a mental or bodily condition marked primarily by sufficient disorganization of personality, mind, and emotions to seriously impair the normal psychological functioning of the individual” (Merriam-Webster, 2015). The WHO (2014) defines mental health as…

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