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Ch 6: Personality Disorders and Personal Health

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Watch online health video lessons and learn about the different types of personality disorders, including those associated with erratic behaviors and paranoia. These video lessons are short and engaging and make learning easy!

Personality Disorders and Personal Health - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

In this chapter, you'll become familiar with the three categories or clusters of personality disorders, which are patterns of behavior that affect personal health and relationships. These include the anxious, emotional or odd behaviors associated with avoidant personality disorder, narcissism and schizoid manifestations. Through a series of easy-to-follow videos, you'll learn about the common characteristics of personality disorders, as well as how they are diagnosed. When you've finished watching the presentations and completing the online quizzes, you should be able to:

  • Identify the three main groups of personality disorders
  • Identify the individual types of personally disorders found in each group
  • Identify the diagnostic issues associated with personality disorders

VideoObjective
Intro to PersonalityDemonstrate a basic understanding of personality.
Clinical Features of Personality Disorders: Identity and Interpersonal DifficultiesDefine personality disorders. Describe the two main characteristics associated with personality disorders, including chronic interpersonal difficulties and problems with one's identity or sense of self.
Cluster A Personality Disorders: Paranoid, Schizoid and SchizotypalDiscuss cluster A personality disorders, including paranoid, schizoid and schizotypal.
Cluster B Personality Disorders: Erratic TypesDiscuss cluster B personality disorders, including antisocial, borderline, histrionic and narcissistic.
Cluster C Personality Disorders: Avoidant, Dependent and Obsessive-CompulsiveDiscuss cluster C personality disorders, including avoidant, dependent and obsessive-compulsive.
Challenges in Diagnosing Personality DisordersDescribe some of the issues associated with diagnosing personality disorders, such as class bias or gender in classification.

6 Lessons in Chapter 6: Personality Disorders and Personal Health
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Intro to Personality

1. Intro to Personality

You put two people in the same situation and, odds are, they'll react in a range of different ways. Some people might even react in a completely unexpected or extreme way. Why is this? Read this lesson for insight into personality types and what makes people tick the way they do.

Clinical Features of Personality Disorders: Identity & Interpersonal Difficulties

2. Clinical Features of Personality Disorders: Identity & Interpersonal Difficulties

What makes some people unsuccessful at interpersonal relationships? In this lesson, we'll look at the interpersonal and identity issues that face patients with personality disorders.

Cluster A Personality Disorders: Paranoid, Schizoid and Schizotypal

3. Cluster A Personality Disorders: Paranoid, Schizoid and Schizotypal

What happens when people are paranoid, withdrawn, or weird? In this lesson, we'll look at the three cluster A personality disorders, which are characterized by odd or eccentric behavior and thoughts.

Cluster B Personality Disorders: Erratic Types

4. Cluster B Personality Disorders: Erratic Types

Anyone can feel a little emotional, but there's something wrong when a person's emotions are always extreme. In this lesson, we'll look at the four cluster B personality disorders which are characterized by erratic behavior and extreme emotion.

Cluster C Personality Disorders: Avoidant, Dependent, Obsessive-Compulsive

5. Cluster C Personality Disorders: Avoidant, Dependent, Obsessive-Compulsive

Everyone feels shy or insecure from time-to-time, but what happens when you feel overly fearful all the time? In this lesson, we'll explore three Cluster C personality disorders, which involve being scared and too cautious.

Challenges in Diagnosing Personality Disorders

6. Challenges in Diagnosing Personality Disorders

Personality disorders are some of the hardest psychological disorders to diagnose. In this lesson, we'll look at diagnostic challenges regarding personality disorders, including bias and overlap with other psychological disorders.

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