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Personality Disorders in Psychology

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What is a characteristic of individuals with Schizoid Personality Disorder?

A lack of emotional expression

Which of the following is NOT a characteristic of Narcissistic Personality Disorder?

Empathy towards others

Histrionic Personality Disorder is characterized by?

Excessive emotionality and attention-seeking behavior

Individuals with Borderline Personality Disorder often employ which coping mechanism?

Self-harm to regulate emotions

A characteristic of Paranoid Personality Disorder is?

Distrust and suspiciousness of others

Which personality disorder is characterized by ideas of reference and odd beliefs or magical thinking?

Schizotypal Personality Disorder

Which personality disorder is characterized by a grandiose sense of self-importance and a lack of empathy?

Narcissistic Personality Disorder

Which of the following is a characteristic of Histrionic Personality Disorder?

Excessive need for admiration

What is a common coping mechanism of individuals with Borderline Personality Disorder?

Self-mutilation behavior

Which personality disorder is characterized by a paranoid tendency?

Borderline Personality Disorder

What is a common trait of individuals with Antisocial Personality Disorder?

Manipulation of others for personal gain

Which personality disorder is characterized by a fear of criticism, disapproval, or rejection?

Avoidant Personality Disorder

What is a common characteristic of individuals diagnosed with personality disorders?

They have an extremely inflexible pattern of inner experience and behavior.

At what stage of life can problematic patterns of personality disorders be traced?

Adolescence or even childhood

What determines whether an individual is liked by others, and what their goals and accomplishments are in life?

Their personality patterns

What is a characteristic of individuals with personality disorders in terms of achieving developmental tasks?

Their ability to achieve developmental tasks is limited.

What is an evolving pattern of thinking, perceiving, and experiencing?

Personality

What is a common outcome for individuals diagnosed with personality disorders and those around them?

Misery for others

When assessing a client with a personality disorder, it is essential to consider the client's:

cultural background

A client with a personality disorder is exhibiting suicidal gestures. What is the immediate priority?

Providing immediate attention

A change in personality in middle adulthood or later may signal the need for a:

Thorough medical assessment

A client with a personality disorder is exhibiting anxiety and emptiness, as evidenced by:

Self-mutilation and suicidal gestures

When working with a client with a personality disorder, it is essential to:

All of the above

A client with a personality disorder is exhibiting impulsive behavior. What is the primary concern?

Loss of impulse control

In individuals with Dependent Personality Disorder, what is the primary concern in intimate relationships?

Fear of not being taken care of

Which of the following is a characteristic of individuals with Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder?

Preoccupation with orderliness and perfectionism

What is the primary treatment approach for patients with a personality disorder?

Psychotherapy

Which type of medication may be prescribed to treat psychotic symptoms or transient psychotic episodes?

Antipsychotic Medication

In individuals with Dependent Personality Disorder, what is a common difficulty?

Making decisions

What is a characteristic of Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder?

Reluctance to delegate tasks

Which of the following medications may be prescribed to treat depression, anger, or irritability?

Antidepressant

What is a goal of psychotherapy for patients with a personality disorder?

To examine and improve perceptions and responses

In individuals with Dependent Personality Disorder, what is a common difficulty?

Expressing disagreement

Which type of therapy may be used to treat patients with a personality disorder?

All of the above

What is a characteristic of personality disorders?

Ability to evoke interpersonal conflict

Which of the following transitions is particularly important for personality development?

From adolescence to early adulthood

Individuals with a familial history of schizophrenia are at a higher risk for which type of personality disorders?

Cluster A personality disorders

What is a possible outcome of maturation during the transition from adolescence to early adulthood?

Decreased neuroticism and self-centered beliefs

What is believed to be the nature of the causes of personality disorders?

Multi-factorial

What is a characteristic of Cluster B personality disorders?

Other biological heredity may be present

This quiz covers the different types of personality disorders, including antisocial, borderline, narcissistic, and obsessive compulsive. It also explores the possible causes and risk factors, including family history and environmental influences.

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