Cluster C Personality Disorders

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What is the estimated prevalence of Avoidant Personality Disorder in the general population?

b. Less than 1% to 5.2%

Which of the following is a key feature of Avoidant Personality Disorder related to social interactions?

b. Avoidance of relationships and activities that involve social contact

Why do individuals with Avoidant Personality Disorder avoid social interactions and relationships?

b. Fear of criticism and rejection

Which of the following is a common feeling among individuals with Avoidant Personality Disorder in their existing social relationships?

Feeling restrained and inhibited in existing social relationships due to such fears

What is a characteristic trait of individuals with Avoidant Personality Disorder concerning their own perceived inadequacy?

Preoccupation with their own perceived inadequacy

How do individuals with Avoidant Personality Disorder react to the opinions of others?

They are extremely sensitive to others' opinions

Dependent Personality Disorder is estimated to have a prevalence of:

Less than 1% to 2%

What is a key feature of Dependent Personality Disorder related to interpersonal relationships?

Pervasive need to be taken care of and fear of losing significant others

How do individuals with Dependent Personality Disorder typically behave when it comes to making decisions?

They are overly passive and won't make decisions on their own

Which of the following is a common characteristic of individuals with Dependent Personality Disorder concerning their need for advice and reassurance?

They need an excessive amount of advice and reassurance from others

Why do individuals with Dependent Personality Disorder often engage in overly submissive and "clingy" behavior?

They fear rejection and need to be taken care of

Which of the following is NOT a typical feature of Dependent Personality Disorder?

Independence and self-sufficiency

What is the estimated prevalence of Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder in the general population?

2% to 7.9%

Which of the following is a key characteristic of individuals with Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder in terms of orderliness and organization?

They are excessively focused on orderliness, organization, rules, and control

What is a key feature of Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder concerning how individuals approach tasks and activities?

Preoccupation with doing things in a specific or 'right' way

Which of the following is a common impact of the preoccupation with doing things the 'right' way on individuals with Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder?

c. It often hinders their ability to accomplish goals

What aspect of life is often neglected by individuals with Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder due to their work-focused nature?

c. Leisure and social activities

What is a common characteristic of individuals with Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder regarding rules and moral values?

c. They may be very rigidly 'moralistic' with no possibility of exceptions

Which of the following is true regarding the gender distribution of Cluster C personality disorders?

Avoidant and Dependent Personality Disorders are roughly equally prevalent in males and females.

What is one potential role of genetics in the development of Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder?

Minor role of genetics.

What biological factors have been suggested as contributing to the development of Cluster C personality disorders?

"Difficult temperament" interacting with parental rejection and poor parental attachment.

Individuals with Cluster C personality disorders are motivated to seek treatment primarily due to

Anxiety and distress

The extensive overlaps of Cluster C personality disorders with anxiety disorders have influenced treatment approaches by

Prompting the use of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy techniques

Examples of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy techniques that have been used in the treatment of Cluster C personality disorders include

Cognitive restructuring, systematic desensitization, and relaxation techniques

Test your knowledge on Avoidant Personality Disorder with this quiz! Learn about the estimated prevalence in the general population and key features related to social interactions. Challenge yourself and see how well you understand this personality disorder.

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