CLASSIFICATION (Personality Disorders)
These behavioral patterns in personality disorders are typically associated with substantial disturbances in some behavioral tendencies of an individual, usually involving several areas of the personality, and are nearly always associated with considerable personal and social disruption. A person is classified as having a personal disorder if their abnormalities of behavior impair their social or occupational functioning. Additionally, personality disorders are inflexible and pervasive across many situations, due in large part to the fact that such behavioral may be ego-syn tonic, and are therefore, perceived to be appreciate by the individual. This behavior can result in maladaptive coping skills, which may lead to personal problems that induce extreme anxiety, distress or depression. These patterns of behavior typically are recognized in adolescence and the beginning of adulthood and in some unusual.
A defensive mechanism that allows people who aren’t comfortable being openly aggressive get what they want under the guise of still trying to please others. They want their way , but they also want everyone to still like them.
Jane: It’s time to go, we really should get going now.
*Passive Aggressive* Ann: Oh……Okay, I just.. well okay, I guess we can leave now.
Jane: Ann, do you want to stay? Is that what you’re to get at? .
*Passive Aggressive* Ann: Huh? Oh no, we can leave if you want, I just didn’t get to do everything I wanted to do yet, but no no , we can go I guess.
Jane: God dammit Ann! Fine, we’ll stay, are you happy?
*Passive Aggressive* Ann: Oh Okay! Yeah! That sounds great too!.
( Ann got her way without having to openly ask for it )
B: HYSTERICAL PERSONALITY DISORDER.
Characterized by a pattern of excessive attention-seeking emotions, usually beginning in early adulthood, including inappropriately seductive behavior and an excessive need for approval. Hysterical people are lively,dramatic,vivacious,enthusiastic and flirtatious. People with Hysterical Personality Disorder have a high need of attention make loud and inappropriate appearance, exaggerated their behaviors and emotions, and crave stimulation. They may exhibit sexually provocative behavior , express strong emotions with an impressionistic style, and can be easily influenced by others. Associated features include ego centrism, self-indulgence , continuous longing for appreciation, and persistent manipulative behavior to achieve their own needs.
- Pride of own personality and unwillingness to change, viewing any change as a threat.
- Rapidly shifting emotional states that may appear superficial or exaggerated to others.
- Tendency to believe that relationships are more intimate than they usually are.
C: COMPULSIVE PERSONALITY DISORDER.
They are prone to become upset or angry in situations in which they are not able to maintain control of their personal or interpersonal environment, although the anger is typically not expressed directly.
- A person may be angry when service in a restaurant is poor, but instead of complaining to the management, the individual ruminates about how much to leave as a tip. On other occasions, anger may be expressed with righteous indignation over a seemingly minor matter.
Is a class of functional mental disorders involving distress but neither delusions nor hallucinations, whereby behavior is not outside. It is also known as psychoneurosis or neurotic disorder and thus those suffering from it are said to be neurotic.
Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD)
Is an anxiety disorder that is characterized by excessive, uncontrollable and often irrational worry. For diagnosis of this disorder, symptoms must last at least six months. This excessive worry often interferes with daily functioning, as individuals suffering GAD typically anticipate disaster, and are overly concerned about everyday matters such as healthissues, money, death,family problems, friendship problems, interpersonal relationship problems, or work difficulties.Individuals often exhibit a variety of physical symptoms, including fatigue, fidgeting, headaches, nausea, numbness in hands and feet,muscle tension, muscle aches, difficulty swallowing, bouts of difficulty breathing, difficulty concentrating, trembling, twitching, irritability, agitation, sweating, restlessness, insomnia, hot flashes, and rashes and inability to fully control the anxiety. These symptoms must be consistent and ongoing, persisting at least six months, for a formal diagnosis of GAD to be introduced.
Obsessive–compulsive disorder (OCD)
Is an anxiety disorder characterized by intrusive thoughts that produce uneasiness, apprehension, fear or worry (obsessions), repetitive behaviors aimed at reducing the associated anxiety (compulsions), or a combination of such obsessions and compulsions. Symptoms of the disorder include excessive washing or cleaning, repeated checking, extreme hoarding, preoccupation with sexual, violent or religious thoughts, relationship-related obsessions, aversion to particular numbers and nervous rituals such as opening and closing a door a certain number of times before entering or leaving a room. These symptoms can be alienating and time-consuming, and often cause severe emotional and financial distress. The acts of those who have OCD may appear paranoid and potentially psychotic. However, OCD sufferers generally recognize their obsessions and compulsions as irrational and may become further distressed by this realization.
An anxiety disorder characterized by extreme and irrational fear of simple things or social situations; “phobic disorder is a general term for all phobias.
What are Phobias?
An extreme or irrational fear of or aversion to something.