Personality Disorders: Borderline and Histrionic

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Which Cluster A personality disorder is characterized by being eccentric, aloof, isolated, and having a discomfort with humans?


What type of personality disorders are characterized as emotional and erratic?

Cluster B

Which defense mechanism is often used by individuals with Antisocial personality disorder?


Which childhood diagnosis is often a precursor to Antisocial personality disorder?

Conduct disorder

Which of the following is NOT a Cluster A personality disorder?


Which personality disorder is characterized by a perfectionist and rigid approach to rules and organization?

Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder

Which of the following personality disorders is associated with a lack of self-confidence and extreme reliance on others?

Dependent personality disorder

Which personality disorder is marked by an exaggerated sense of self-worth and a tendency to blame others?

Narcissistic personality disorder

Which Cluster B personality disorder is associated with intense and chaotic relationships?

Borderline personality disorder

Which personality disorder is marked by a fear of rejection and avoidance of social interactions?

Avoidant personality disorder

Which personality disorder is often confused with borderline personality disorder due to similarities in their presentations?

Bipolar disorder

What is the primary goal of treatment for anorexia nervosa?

Healthy weight gain without medical issues

What is the primary treatment for cluster B personality disorders?

Dialectical behavioral treatment

What is a characteristic of anorexia nervosa?

Morbid fear of obesity

What is the purpose of setting boundaries in treating cluster B personality disorders?

To give the message 'I accept you, but not your behaviors'

What is a common co-occurring diagnosis with personality disorders?

Eating disorders

What is the primary focus of group training skills in treating personality disorders?

Increasing adaptive behaviors

Learn about the characteristics of Borderline Personality Disorder, including intense relationships and impulsive behavior, and Histrionic Personality Disorder, marked by dramatic behavior and attention-seeking. Identify the signs and symptoms of these disorders. Understand the possible causes, including childhood trauma and parenting styles.

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