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Personality Disorder Cluster A, B, or C?
Borderline: impulsivity, acting out
Dependent: Uncomfortable or helpless when alone
Borderline: Most widely studied and most prevalent Axis II Disorder in Clinical Settings.
Histrionic: excessive emotionality
Avoidant: abnormal fears of social relationships
Antisocial: violates social norms
Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder: Preoccupation with orderliness, perfectionism and mental and interpersonal control at expense of flexibility, openness and efficiency
Schizoid: Detachment from social relationships, restricted expression of emotions in interpersonal relationships, Solitary jobs.
Schizoid: aloof, seclusive
Avoidant: Avoids occupational activities that involve significant interpersonal contact due to fear of criticism or rejection
Histrionic: Depression common in families. Associated with Somatization Disorder
Dependent: fears of separation
Antisocial: associated with alcohol use disorders
Personality Disorder Cluster A, B, or C?
Borderline: Impulsivity in at least two areas that are potentially self damaging (e.g. spending, sex, substance abuse, reckless driving, binge eating)
Paranoid: guarded, touchy, suspicious
Obsessive Compulsive: Need for control perfection. Not the same as OCD.
Antisocial: Up to 75% of Prison Population
Avoidant: high anxiety levels
Schizotypal: eccentric
Dependent: Difficulty with every day decisions without excessive advice and reassurance
Antisocial: Non-conforming to lawful activities. Impulsive or failure to plan for future. Poor work behavior or lack of honoring financial obligations. Lack of remorse.
Narcissistic: grandiosity
Borderline: Recurrent suicidal behavior (up to 10% kill themselves), gestures, or threats, or self-mutilating behavior (up to 75% self-mutilate).
Schizotypal: Odd beliefs or magical thinking influencing behavior almost to point of psychosis
Histrionic: Inappropriately sexually seductive or provocative behavior

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