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DSM-IV Axis II

Axis II

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What's on Axis II? Personality Disorders and Mental Retardation
What is a personality disorder? Enduring behavior or inner experience that is severly different from expectations of the cultural norms of the individual. The patterns are in two or more ways including cognition, affectivity, or interpersonal functioning.
Other Personality disorder no otherwise specified
Paranoid distrust and suspiciousness such that others' motives are interpreted as malevolent
Schizoid detachment from social relationships and a a restricted range of emotional expression.
Schizotypal acute discomfort in close relationships, cognitive or perceptual distoritions, and eccentricities of behavior.
Antisocial disregard for, and violation of , the rights of others
Borderline instability in interpersonal relationships, self-image, and affects, and marked impulsivity
Histrionic excessive emotionality and attention seeking
Narcissistic grandiosity, need for admiration, and lack of empathy
Avoidant social inhibition, feelings of inadequacy, and hypersensitivity to negative evaluation
Dependent submissive and clinging behavior related to an excessive need to be taken care of
Obsessive-Compulsive preoocupation with orderliness, perfectionism, and control
Cluster A Paranoid, Schizoid, and Schizotypal
Cluster A Individuals odd or eccentric
Cluster B Antisocial, Borderline, Histrionic, Narcissistic
Cluster B dramatic, emotional, or erratic
Cluster C Avoidant, Dependant, and Obsessive-Compulsive P
Cluster C individuals anxious or fearful
Personality Disorder Not Otherwise Specified Individual's personality pattern meets general criteria for a personality disorder, and possesses traits but criteria are not met; meets general criteria, but has a disorder not included in the classifications
Paranoid M SUSPECT spousal infidelity; threats in benign events
Schizotypal M ME PECULIAR eccentric behavior or appearance; lacks close friends
Histrionic M PRAISE ME provactive or seductive behavior; relationships considered more intimate
Narcissistic M GRANDIOSE grandiose; requires attention
Dependent M RELIANCE reassurance required; expressing disagreement difficult
Schizoid M DISTANT detached flattened affect; indifferent to criticism or praise
Antisocial M CORRUPT cannot conform to law; obligations ignored
Avoidant M CRINGES criticism preoccupies thoughts in social situations; restraint in relationships due to fear
Obsessive-compulsive M SCRIMPER inflexible; perfectionistic
Borderline M IMPULSIVE impulsive; moodiness
Created by: Symphonee5882 on 2008-10-08



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