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According to the DSM-IV, personality disorders are Axis ____ disorders.
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Axis II
Cluster _____ disorders include the odd and eccentric misfit disorders including paranoid personality disorder, schizoid personality disorder, and schizotypal personality disorder.
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Cluster A
Cluster _____ disorders are characterized by impulsivity and emotionality, including antisocial personality disorder, borderline personality disorder, histrionic personality disorder and narcissistic personality disorder.
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Cluster B
Cluster ____ disorders are characterized by anxiety and fearfulness, including avoidant personality disorder, dependent personality disorder, and obsessive-compulsive personality disorder.
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Cluster C
The patterns of thoughts that determine how a person interprets events is referred to as their __________.
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Cognitive schema
What impact does a maladaptive cognitive schema have on persons with a personality disorder?
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It causes misinterpretation of other people's actions or reactions and of events that result in dysfunctional ways of responding.
How do emotions impact memory in people with personality disorders?
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Negative, intense emotions affect the ability to learn, access and store information in memory.
Self-identity is formed through social and occupational roles, personality traits, attitudes related to gender, sexuality, and intimacy as well as personal ideology. What happens when a patient doesn't have an adequately formed self-identity?
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Goal directed behavior and interpersonal relationships are impaired
What behaviors typically causes a person of a personality disorder to come to the attention of healthcare professionals?
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Impulsive and/or destructive acts
What Cluster of Disorders? Paranoid Personality Disorder
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Cluster A
What Cluster of Disorders? Schizoid Personality Disorder
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Cluster A
What Cluster of Disorders? Schizotypal Personality Disorder
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Cluster A
What Cluster of Disorders? Borderline Personality Disorder
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Cluster B
What Cluster of Disorders? Antisocial Personality Disorder
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Cluster B
What Cluster of Disorders? Histrionic Personality Disorder
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Cluster B
What Cluster of Disorders? Narcissistic Personality Disorder
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Cluster B
What Cluster of Disorders? Avoidant Personality Disorder
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Cluster C
What Cluster of Disorders? Dependent Personality Disorder
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Cluster C
What Cluster of Disorders? Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder
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Cluster C
_______ is a personality disorder characterized by mistrust of others and a desire to avoid relationships in which the individual is not in control.
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Paranoid Personality Disorder
What is the maladaptive cognitive schema of patients with paranoid personality disorder?
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They believe actions of others are deceptive, deprecating or a form of betrayal causing them to be suspicious, guarded, hostile, unforgiving and rigid.
Patients with paranoid personality disorder appear aggressive and abrasive, however, internally they are feeling?
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Powerless, vulnerable, and fearful
When do people with paranoid personality disorder typically seek mental health care?
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Only when they decompensate into a psychotic state.
What are characteristics seen in children who eventually grow up to have paranoid personality disorder?
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They tend to be active, intrusive, difficult to manage, hyper, irritable, and have frequent temper outbursts.
Why is Social Isolation not an appropriate nursing diagnosis for patients with paranoid personality disorder?
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Although they are socially isolated and lack social supports, they don't have feelings of aloneness, rejection, desire to be in contact with people or insecurity in social situations, all requirements for the diagnosis.
If a nurse manages to develop a therapeutic relationship with a patient who has paranoid personality disorder, what are the treatment goals?
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Identifying problematic areas like getting along with others or keeping a job and changing thought patterns to gain another view of situations.
How should patient outcomes for patients with paranoid personality disorder be evaluated?
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In terms of small changes in thinking and behavior
__________ is a personality disorder characterized by impassiveness, introversion, reclusiveness, emotional detachment, lack of desire to be with others and apathy.
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Schizoid Personality Disorder
What are characteristics seen in children who eventually grow up to have schizoid personality disorder?
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They engage primarily in solitary activities or academic pursuits like math or engineering, demonstrate obscure thought processes, particularly about social matters.
What is the most prevalent comorbid disorder with schizoid personality disorder?
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Avoidant personality disorder


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