Detecting the Symptoms and Treatment of Personality Disorders

Detecting the Symptoms and Treatment of Personality Disorders

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Personality Disorders:
Detecting The Symptoms and Treatment

Personality Disorders are defined as pervasive chronic pshological disorders. These disorders can greatly affest one's work, family, and social life (Dombeck 1). The most common personality disorders are paranoid, schizoid, schizotypal, dependent, obsessive-compulsive, avoidant, histrionic, borderline, and antisocial.Most people confuse three of these disorders, because they are so similar, yet they are so different. The three three disorders are the following:
1. Schizotypal
2. Avoidant
3. Antisocial
These are the most confused personality disorders because they all share a discomfort from being around social relationships.

Schizotypal is a pervasive patern of social and interpersonal deficits marked by a acute discomfort with, and reduced capacity for, caused by cognitive or perceptual distortions and eccentricities of behavior, beginning by early adulthood and present in a variety of contexts(Dombeck 2). Which simply means quiet, and uncomfortable with social relationships. People who are schizotypal usually have at least five of the following:
1. ideas of reference
2. odd beliefs or magical thinking that influences behavior and is inconsistent with subcultural norms
3. unusual perceptual experiences, including bodily illusions
4. odd thinking and speech
5. suspiciousness or paranoid ideation
6. inappropriate or constricted affect behavior or appearance that is odd, eccentric, or peculiar
7. lack of close friends or confidants other than first-degree relatives
8. excessive social anxiety that does not diminish with familiarity and tends to be associated with paranoid fears rather than negative judgments about self
Avoidant is characterized by a long-standing and complex pattern of inadequancy, extreme sensitivity to what other people think about them, and social inhibition(Dombeck 3). In lamens...

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