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This chapter helps students review the concepts in a types of personality disorders unit of a standard mental health course. Topics covered include:
- Personality types
- Interpersonal difficulties associated with personality disorders
- Paranoid and schizoid disorders
- Cluster B disorders
- Avoidant and obsessive-compulsive disorders
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.
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.
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What happens when people are paranoid, withdrawn, or weird?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.
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.
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.
6. Negative Attitude: Definition & Examples
This lesson will define negative attitude and showcase some examples of negative attitudes we can all relate to, whether at home, at work, or in school.
7. Inadequate Personality Disorder: Definition, Traits & Treatment
In this lesson, we will look at inadequate personality disorder. Although it is not part of psychological diagnosises today, we'll discuss its definition and traits as well as possible diagnoses today and their treatment.
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