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Personality Disorders

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First Aid for the USMLE Step 2 CK (10th Ed.) | Medicine (MD/DO) School Study Aid

Personality Disorders
31 Picmonics to Learn | 45 mins
General Personality Trait Disorder
Significant Impairments
Self-Identity Impairments
Interpersonal Functioning Impairments
One or more Personality Traits
Negative Affectivity
Detachment
Antagonism
Disinhibition vs Compulsivity
Psychoticism
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Paranoid Personality Disorder
Personality Functioning
Self Functioning
Preoccupied with Trustworthiness of Friends
Interpersonal Functioning
Pervasive Mistrust of Others
Constant Suspicion
Pathological Personality Traits
Reads Threatening Meanings in Benign Remarks
Reluctant to Confide
Perceives Attacks on Character
Grudges
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Schizoid Personality Disorder
Personality Functioning
Self Functioning
Few Pleasurable Activities
Interpersonal Functioning
Lacks Interest in Social Relationships
Pathological Personality Traits
Lack Close Friends
Indifferent to Praise
Chooses Solitary Activities
Little Interest in Sex
Emotional Coldness or Detachment
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Schizotypal Personality Disorder
Personality Functioning
Self Functioning
Socially Awkward
Interpersonal Functioning
Mistrustful
Pathological Personality Traits
Eccentricity
Magical Thinking
Bizarre Thinking and Speech
Suspicious
Detachment
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Borderline Personality Disorder
Personality Functioning
Self Functioning
Chronic Feelings of Emptiness
Poor Self Image
Unstable Goals, Aspirations, Career Plans
Interpersonal Functioning
Fear of Abandonment
Unable to Maintain Relationships
Pathological Personality Traits
Unstable Mood
Splitting
Self-destructive Behaviors
Anxiety
Suicidal Thoughts
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Histrionic Personality Disorder
Discomfort if Not Center of Attention
Dressing for Attention
Flirtatious, Provocative Behavior
Shallow and Labile Emotions
Theatrical or Dramatic
Impressionistic Speech
Impressionable
Overestimates Intimacy in Relationships
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Narcissistic Personality Disorder
Personality Functioning
Self Functioning
Increased Self-Importance
Inflation of Accomplishments
Often Angered when Criticized
Interpersonal Functioning
Little Interest in Others' Experiences
No Empathy
Pathological Personality Traits
Grandiosity
Demands the Best
Requires Admiration of Others
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Antisocial Personality Disorder
Personality Functioning
Self-Functioning
Ego-centrism
Disregards Rights of Others
Self-esteem from Personal Gain
Interpersonal Functioning
No Empathy
No Intimacy
Pathological Personality Traits
Antagonism
Manipulates Others
Hostility
Disinhibition
> 18 years of age
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Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder
Personality Functioning
Self-Functioning
Identity Derived from Work or Productivity
Inflexible Standards
Interpersonal Functioning
Unable to See or Understand Ideas of Others
Controlling
Pathological Personality Traits
Perfectionism
Only One Right Way
Perseveration
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Avoidant Personality Disorder
Personality Functioning
Self Functioning
Feelings of Shame or Inadequacy
Low Self-Esteem
Social Withdrawal
Interpersonal Functioning
Desires Relationships with Others
Poor Reaction to Criticism
Hypersensitive to Rejection
Pathological Personality Traits
Anhedonia
Anxiety
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Dependent Personality Disorder
Personality Functioning
Self Functioning
Difficulty Making Own Decisions
Interpersonal Functioning
Uncomfortable Being Alone
Urgently Seeks New Relationships After Breakups
Pathological Personality Traits
Allow Others to Make Decisions
Exaggerated Fear of Being Unable to Care for Self
Difficulty Expressing Disagreement
Difficulty Starting New Projects
Excessive Lengths to Obtain Nurturance
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Acting Out
Mechanism
Subconscious
Type of defense
Immature Ego Defense Mechanism
Result
Actions Rather Than Reflections
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Denial
Mechanism
Unconscious
Immature Ego Defense
Avoidance Of Pain
Example
Drunk-Driving
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Displacement
Mechanism
Unconscious
Immature Defense Mechanism
Example
Redirection
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Intellectualization
Mechanism
Unconscious
Immature Ego Defense
Example
Leukemic Patient Intellectualizing
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Passive Aggression
Characteristics
Indirect Expression of Opposition
Immature Ego Defense
Associations
Borderline Personality Disorder
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Projection
Definition
Attributing Unacceptable Internal Impulse To Others
Immature Ego Defense
Example
Person With Hostile Feelings Accusing Others Of Hostility Or Anger
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Rationalization
Definition
Justifying Unacceptable Behavior Using Seemingly Logical Explanation
Immature Ego Defense
Example
Breaking Diet Because It's The Weekend
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Reaction Formation
Characteristics
Actions Oppose Feelings
Immature Ego Defense
Unconscious Process
Exaggerated Behavior
Reverse Cinderella Story
Immature Sublimation
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Regression
Characteristics
Reversion to a Younger State
Immature Ego Defense
Involuntary
Stress-Induced
Opposite of Fixation
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Splitting
Mechanism
Unconscious
Immature Ego Defense
Association
Borderline Personality Disorder
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1 min
Sublimation
Mechanism
Mature Ego Defense
Unconscious
Example
Socially Acceptable
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Altruism
Mechanism
Unconscious And Conscious
Mature Ego Defense
Example
Making Donation
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Suppresion
Mechanism
Intentional
Mature Ego Defense
Example
Switching Focus
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Humor
Mechanism
Mature Ego Defense
Lightheartedly Expressing
Example
Jokes
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Fixation
Mechanism
Unconscious
Immature Defense Mechanism
Example
Tantrum
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Idealization
Mechanism
Unconscious
Immature Defense Mechanism
Example
Idealization
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Identification
Mechanism
Unconscious
Immature Ego Defense
Example
Unconscious Mimicking
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Repression
Mechanism
Unconscious
Immature Ego Defense
Example
Memory Loss
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Isolation (of Affect)
Mechanism
Unconscious
Immature Ego Defense
Example
No Emotional Response
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Dissociation
Clinical Manifestations
Memory Loss
Changes In Personality
Mechanism
Unconscious
Physical or Sexual Abuse
Immature Ego Defense
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