Personality Disorder Notes
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Personality disorder- ICD10 o Characteristic and enduring patterns of inner experience &
behaviour= deviate markedly from culturally expected and accepted range o Manifest in two or more of following areas
CONTROL OVER IMPULSES & GRATIFICATION OF NEEDS
MANNER RELATING TO OTHERS & HANDLING INTERPERSONAL SITUATIONS o Organic brain disease, injury, or dysfunction must be excluded as cause o REPORT
Onset in childhood/adolescence
Result in distress
Trouble in occupational/social performance o Three broad groups/clusters (disorders co-exist)
A (Odd/Eccentric)= Paranoid, schizoid
B (Dramatic/Erratic/Emotional)= Histrionic, dissocial, borderline, narcissistic
Anankastic (OCD), anxious, dependent
What causes personality disorder?
o Genetic o Neurophysiology
Low 5HT levels
Decreased amygdala activity o Childhood development
Behaviour problems (severe aggression, disobedience, temper tantrums)
ADHD o Psychodynamic theories o Cognitive behavioural theories
CLINICAL PRESENTATION OF PERSONALITY DISORDERS o PARANOID PERSONALITY DISORDER (DDs: schizophrenia, persistent delusional)
Possessive & jealous of partners
Excessive self importance
Tenacious sense of rights
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