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Personality disorders: a new frontier of psychiatry

by Loren Booda
Tags: disorders, frontier, personality, psychiatry
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zoobyshoe
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Jul17-05, 06:27 PM
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"Schizotypal Personality Disorder" is discribed as someone who is "odd, eccentric"...
No, you're getting caught up in a couple of tag words Loren Booda used to typify the disorder,when he was trying to briefly characterize all the Personality Disorders. Don't take it so seriously. I linked you to an actual, expanded description. Read that.
devil-fire
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i understand its a discription. im asking about the criteria of a 'disorder' instead of just a personality type
zoobyshoe
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Jul18-05, 12:07 AM
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i understand its a discription. im asking about the criteria of a 'disorder' instead of just a personality type
Google Search: define:Personality disorder
Address:http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&l...ality+disorder
hitssquad
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Jul18-05, 02:04 AM
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is there a criteria for different personality types to be considered disorders?
Yes.
allpsych.com/disorders/personality/index.html

To be diagnosed with a disorder in this category, a psychologist will look for the following criteria:

  1. Symptoms have been present for an extended period of time, are inflexible and pervasive, and are not a result of alcohol or drugs or another psychiatric disorder. The history of symptoms can be traced back to adolescence or at least early adulthood.

  2. The symptoms have caused and continue to cause significant distress or negative consequences in different aspects of the person's life.

  3. Symptoms are seen in at least two of the following areas:

    • Thoughts (ways of looking at the world, thinking about self or others, and interacting)

    • Emotions (appropriateness, intensity, and range of emotional functioning)

    • Interpersonal Functioning (relationships and interpersonal skills)

    • Impulse Control


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