Managing Personality Disorders - Psychotherapy Quiz
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Managing Personality Disorders - Psychotherapy Quiz

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What is the treatment of choice for Personality Disorders according to the text?

Short-term psychotherapy focusing on solutions for specific life problems

Which of the following symptoms may be an indication for using antidepressants in clients with Personality Disorders?

Mood swings and irritability

What is the primary function of mood stabilizers in the treatment of Personality Disorders?

Help manage mood swings and reduce irritability

When might antipsychotic medications be considered for clients with Personality Disorders?

<p>In cases of losing touch with reality (psychosis)</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is a potential risk associated with using anti-anxiety medications in certain types of Personality Disorders?

<p>Higher likelihood of impulsive behavior</p> Signup and view all the answers

How should nurses interact with clients having an odd or eccentric Personality Disorder, according to the text?

<p>Adopt an objective, matter-of-fact manner with clear communication</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the total of a person's internal and external patterns of adjustment to life known as?

<p>Personality</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which of the following is NOT a characteristic of personality disorders?

<p>Flexibility in relating to situations</p> Signup and view all the answers

How are personality disorders usually described?

<p>As inflexible and maladaptive behavior patterns</p> Signup and view all the answers

What makes a person's behavior unique according to the text?

<p>Personality traits</p> Signup and view all the answers

What do maladaptive behaviors in personality disorders lead to?

<p>Pervasive and inflexible behavior patterns</p> Signup and view all the answers

How does a person with a personality disorder usually perceive and relate to situations?

<p>Experiencing significant problems and limitations</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is a possible genetic factor associated with antisocial personality disorder?

<p>Dysregulated serotonin levels</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which theory suggests that clients with borderline personality disorder may have issues with serotonin and dopamine levels?

<p>Psychobiological Theory</p> Signup and view all the answers

In which type of personality disorder is pervasive distrust and suspicion of others a common feature?

<p>Paranoid Personality Disorder</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which factor can lead to unstable personality and borderline personality disorder according to the text?

<p>Unstable family system</p> Signup and view all the answers

What type of thinking or behavior is characteristic of Cluster A Personality Disorders?

<p>Odd and eccentric thinking</p> Signup and view all the answers

'Unjustified belief that others are trying to harm or deceive you' is a feature associated with which personality disorder?

<p>Paranoid Personality Disorder</p> Signup and view all the answers

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