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Personality Disorder

Some causes of getting a disorder may be because of (reason doesn’t have to be because of one of these): * Family history with personality Disorder * Experiencing abuse/negation as a child * Loss of parents/divorce * Low income * Unstable life personality Disorder * Experiencing abuse/negation as a child * Loss of parents/divorce ...

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Personality Disorders

PAPER ON PERSONALITY DISORDERS. LECTURER’S NAME: MRS. ESTHER MUTHOGA INTRODUCTION. A person’s character structure is a product of habitual attitudes, values and reaction towards human relationships. The foundation of this structure is often laid down early in life and extends over a long period of time. When this characteristic ways become exaggerated to a degree that they are inappropriate, it may be a sign of personality disorder. A personality disorder is a long...

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Personality disorder

Personality Disorders I have chosen to write about personality disorders, because I have a personal insight on some of these disorders. My daughter and my mother both have borderline personality disorder. In chapter 12 page 412 it states that people despite having certain characteristic views of the world and ways of doing things, people normally can adjust their behavior to fit a difficult situation. But some people, starting at some point early in life, develop inflexible and maladaptive ways...

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Antisocial Personality Disorder

Antisocial Personality Disorder Belinda B. Fultz CRJ 308 Peggy Allen January 27, 2013 “Of all the personality disorders, one stands far above the others in terms of its relation to antisocial and criminal behavior: antisocial personality disorder” (DeLisi, 2013). Antisocial Personality disorder is a pervasive pattern of disregard for, and violation of, the rights of others and that begins in early childhood or early adolescents and continues into adulthood. Some think there is a strong...

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Antisocial Personality Disorder

Jordan Patane Per. 2 Feb 4th Antisocial Personality Disorder The novel “In Cold Blood” by Truman Capote, is a nonfiction piece that pursues the Clutter family homicide in Holcomb Kansas, while examining and expressing the thoughts of the two murderers. One of the killers Perry Smith is described to have Antisocial Personality Disorder. Capote clearly expresses Perry’s (APD) symptoms, such as self appraisal, as well as lack of coping mechanisms, and impulsivity, characterized by his distraught childhood...

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Dependent Personality Disorder

Psychological Aspect of Susan Smith: Dependent Personality Disorder On October 25, 1994, Susan Smith drowned her two sons, Michael and Alex, in the John D. Long Lake in Union County, South Carolina. For nine days she lied about knowing where the boys were. On November 3, she confessed to the killings and would soon go to trial. Susan's defense team hired a psychiatrist to conduct a psychiatric evaluation of her. She was diagnosed as having dependent personality disorder. He described her as a person who "feels...

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Avoidant Personality Disorder

Avoidant personality disorder University of Wilmington Abstract This research report discusses the Avoidant Personality Disorder. It discusses the inciting incident that may have given birth to the very development of this disorder. Furthermore the effects of the incident will be overviewed showing the varying aspects of an individual’s life that are directly affected. I have included the various types of treatment and their effectiveness at attempting...

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Paranoid Personality Disorder

Abstract Paranoid personality disorder is a disorder characterized by mistrust and suspicion. It is a very unusual disorder that has barely been researched; thus, it is not understood very well. However, it can sometimes be treated with psychotherapy. Paranoid personality disorder has been characterized by “Mr. Queeg”, who has had several complications regarding his disorder. People like Queeg are often regarded as “crazy” and “unacceptable” to people who don't understand. I think that this is an...

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The Many Personality Disorders of the Simpsons

giving me a chance to write about my favorite show of all time. I am a very big fan of The Simpsons and have always wondered if some of the characters had some kind of personality disorders until now. After reading the information in the book and in the lectures I have come to understand exactly what kind of personality disorders are being portrayed in the show. I am writing this based on the movie and not one of the shows. The first character that I am going to analysis is going to be Montgomery...

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Diagnosing Personality Disorders

Diagnosing Personality Disorders It is estimated that 30.8 million adults in the United States meet the criteria of having one or more personality disorders (Kessler, 2005). A good number of people do not seek medical attention. It is very dangerous to leave mental issues unchecked. People with personality disorders are often a risk to themselves and others (Yeandle, 2013). It is important for psychology majors to learn how to correctly diagnose personality disorders because treatment...

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