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Delusional Disorder Not Otherwise Specified; Hypochondriasis; Body Dysmorphic disorder; ObsessiveCompulsivedisorder; Paranoid personality disorder. Go to delusional disorder. http://www.psychologynet.org/delusion.html
Extractions: The Merck Manual of Medical InformationHome Edition Section 7. Mental Health Disorders Chapter 91 Schizophrenia and Delusional Disorder Schizophrenia and delusional disorder are distinct disorders that may share certain features, such as paranoia, suspiciousness, and unrealistic thinking. However, schizophrenia is a relatively common and serious mental disorder that is associated with psychosisa loss of contact with realityand a decline in general functioning. In contrast, delusional disorder is more rare and results in partial or more circumscribed disability. Schizophrenia Schizophrenia is a serious mental disorder characterized by loss of contact with reality (psychosis), hallucinations, delusions (false beliefs), abnormal thinking, and disrupted work and social functioning. Schizophrenia is a major public health problem throughout the world. The prevalence of schizophrenia worldwide appears to be slightly less than 1 percent, although pockets of higher or lower prevalence have been identified. In the United States, people with schizophrenia occupy about one fourth of all hospital beds and account for about 20 percent of all Social Security disability days. Schizophrenia is more prevalent than Alzheimer's disease, diabetes, or multiple sclerosis. A number of disorders share features of schizophrenia. Disorders that resemble schizophrenia, but in which symptoms have been present for less than 6 months, are called
Extractions: The Schizoid Personality Disorder (SPD) Essential Feature According to the DSM-IV (1994, p. 638), the essential feature of the schizoid personality disorder "e;is a pervasive pattern of detachment from social relationships and a restricted range of expression of emotions in interpersonal settings."e; These individuals appear to lack a desire for intimacy. They spend time alone and select activities that do not include interaction with others. The ICD-10 (1994, p. 225) describes the schizoid personality disorder as "e;characterized by withdrawal from affectional, social and other contacts, with a preference for fantasy, solitary activities and introspection. There is a limited capacity to express feelings and to experience pleasures."e; Millon & Davis (1996, p. 217) describe the SPD as the "e;asocial"e; pattern characterized by a deficiency in the ability to experience pleasure. Kalus (1995, p. 58) believes that the schizoid personality disorder is distinguished by the predominance of negative symptoms associated with the schizophrenia spectrum disorders, i.e., social, interpersonal, and affective deficits without psychotic-like cognitive/perceptual distortions.
PTypes - Paranoid Personality Disorder Criteria PTypes diagnostic criteria for Paranoid personality disorder and a list of links to the primary web pages on the subject 1994, pp. 637-638) describes Paranoid personality disorder as a pervasive distrust and Brief Psychotic disorder, delusional disorder, Alcohol and other Substance Abuse or Dependence, http://www.geocities.com/ptypes/paranoidpd.html
Extractions: PTypes Personality Types Search PTypes Personality Disorders Histrionic The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition (American Psychiatric Association, 1994, pp. 637-638) describes Paranoid Personality Disorder as a pervasive distrust and suspiciousness of others such that their motives are interpreted as malevolent, beginning by early adulthood and present in a variety of contexts, as indicated by four (or more) of the following: suspects, without sufficient basis, that others are exploiting, harming, or deceiving him or her; is preoccupied with unjustified doubts about the loyalty or trustworthiness of friends or associates; is reluctant to confide in others because of unwarranted fear that the information will be used maliciously against him or her; reads hidden demeaning or threatening meanings into benign remarks or events; persistently bears grudges, i.e., is unforgiving of insults , injuries, or slights perceives attacks on his or her character or reputation that are not apparent to others and is quick to react angrily or to counterattack; has recurrent suspicions, without justification, regarding fidelity or spouse or sexual partner.
Extractions: Personality disorders are long standing patterns of maladaptive behavior. The personality disorders are when a person uses improper and immature ways to deal with problems or situations. People with this type of disorder do not feel like they are doing anything wrong and therefore do not want to change thier behavior like people with anxiety disorders. There are 11 major personality disorders defined by the DSM-III. These include: Antisocial Personality Disorder, Avoidant Personality Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, Dependent Personality Disorder, Histrionic Personality Disorder, Narcissistic Personality Disorder, Obsessive- Compulsive Personality Disorder, Paranoid Personality Disorder, Schizoid Personality Disorde, and Schizotypal Personality Disorder. This disorder is characterized by the careless disregard for the rights of others. It can be recognized by several symptoms. Someone with an antisocial personality is usually decietful and is remorseless. Other symptoms include the reckless disregard of saftey-both of him/herself and of others, a large irritability and aggressiveness coupled with impulsivness. Most antisocial personalities also fail to conform to social norms. Individuals with this disorder feel inadequate, have great sensitivity to what others think and say about them, and are socially impotent. This disorder is characterized by someone who is terribly reluctant to take personal risks or try new things because they may be embarrassed. Avoidant personalities don't like to get involved in intimate relationships, constantly think about being criticized or rejected, and see themselves as socially inept and inferior.
Types Of Disorders: Anxiety Disorders Antisocial personality disorder and narcissistic personality disorder are two delusional(paranoid)disorders disorders characterized by excessive suspicions http://www.purgatory.net/merits/types.htm
Extractions: Includes disorders in which anxiety is the main symptom( generalized anxiety or panic disorders) or anxiety is experienced unless the individual avoids feared situations(phobic disorders) or tries to resist performing certain rituals or thinking persistent thoughts(obsessive-compulsive disorders). Also includes post-truamatic stress disorder. Mood disorders
Schizotypal Personality Disorder delusional disorder; Schizophrenia; Mood disorder With Psychotic disorder; Asperger'sdisorder; Expressive and Communication disorders; personality Change Due http://www.psychologynet.org/schiztyp.html
PTypes - Schizotypal Personality Disorder Criteria PTypes diagnostic criteria for Schizotypal personality disorder and a list of links to the primary web pages on the subject 645) describes Schizotypal personality disorder as a pervasive Brief Psychotic disorder, Schizophreniform disorder, delusional disorder, Schizophrenia; Major Depressive disorder http://www.geocities.com/ptypes/schizotypalpd.html
Extractions: PTypes Personality Types Search PTypes Personality Disorders Compensatory Narcissistic The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition (American Psychiatric Association, 1994, pg. 645) describes Schizotypal Personality Disorder as a pervasive pattern of social and interpersonal deficits marked by acute discomfort with, and reduced capacity for, close relationships as well as by cognitive or perceptual distortions and eccentricities of behavior, beginning by early adulthood and present in a variety of contexts, as indicated by five (or more) of the following: ideas of reference (excluding delusions of reference); odd beliefs or magical thinking that influences behavior and is inconsistent with subcultural norms (e.g., superstitiousness, belief in clairvoyance, telepathy, or "sixth sense"; in children and adolescents, bizarre fantasies or preoccupations); unusual perceptual experiences, including bodily illusions; odd thinking and speech (e.g., vague, circumstantial, metaphorical, overelaborate, or stereotyped);
Delusional Disorder the delusions in this disorder are characteristically absent or only fleetingly present,personality functioning remains the area of the delusional theme, and http://www.webref.org/psychology/d/delusional_disorder.htm
Schizoid Personality Disorder delusional disorder; Schizophrenia; and Mood disorder With Psychotic Features; Autistic disorder; Asperger's disorder; personality http://www.mentalhealth.com/dis1/p21-pe02.html
Extractions: American Description A pervasive pattern of detachment from social relationships and a restricted range of expression of emotions in interpersonal settings, beginning by early adulthood and present in a variety of contexts, as indicated by four (or more) of the following: neither desires nor enjoys close relationships, including being part of a family almost always chooses solitary activities has little, if any, interest in having sexual experiences with another person takes pleasure in few, if any, activities lacks close friends or confidants other than first-degree relatives appears indifferent to the praise or criticism of others shows emotional coldness, detachment, or flattened affectivity Does not occur exclusively during the course of Schizophrenia, a Mood Disorder With Psychotic Features, another Psychotic Disorder, or a Pervasive Developmental Disorder and is not due to the direct physiological effects of a general medical condition. Note: If criteria are met prior to the onset of Schizophrenia, add "Premorbid," e.g., "Schizoid Personality Disorder (Premorbid)."
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Extractions: American Description A pervasive distrust and suspiciousness of others such that their motives are interpreted as malevolent, beginning by early adulthood and present in a variety of contexts, as indicated by four (or more) of the following: suspects, without sufficient basis, that others are exploiting, harming, or deceiving him or her is preoccupied with unjustified doubts about the loyalty or trustworthiness of friends or associates is reluctant to confide in others because of unwarranted fear that the information will be used maliciously against him or her reads hidden demeaning or threatening meanings into benign remarks or events persistently bears grudges, i.e., is unforgiving of insults, injuries, or slights perceives attacks on his or her character or reputation that are not apparent to others and is quick to react angrily or to counterattack has recurrent suspicions, without justification, regarding fidelity of spouse or sexual partner Does not occur exclusively during the course of Schizophrenia, a Mood Disorder With Psychotic Features, or another Psychotic Disorder and is not due to the direct physiological effects of a general medical condition.
Extractions: home resource library disorders quizzes ... support forums Schizotypal Personality Disorder TREATMENT As with most personality disorders, schizotypal personality disorder is best treated with some form of psychotherapy. Individuals with this disorder usually distort reality more so than someone with Schizoid Personality Disorder. As with Delusional Disorder and Paranoid Personality Disorder, the clinician must exercise care in therapy to not directly challenge delusional or inappropriate thoughts. A warm, supportive, and client-centered environment should be established with initial rapport. As with Avoidant Personality Disorder, the individual lacks an adequate social support system and usually avoids most social interactions because of extreme social anxiety. The patient often reports feelings of being "different" and not "fitting in" with others easily, usually because of their magical or delusion thinking. There is no simple solution to this problem. Social skills training and other behavioral approaches which emphasize the learning of the basics of social relationships and social interactions may be beneficial. While individual therapy is the preferred modality at the onset of therapy, it may be appropriate to consider group therapy as the client progresses. Such a group should be for this specific disorder, though, which may be difficult to form or find in smaller communities.
Paranoia Paranoia that is symptomatic of paranoid schizophrenia, delusional disorder, orparanoid personality disorder should be treated by a psychologist and/or http://www.healthatoz.com/healthatoz/Atoz/ency/paranoia.html
Extractions: Definition Paranoia is an unfounded or exaggerated distrust of others, sometimes reaching delusional proportions. Paranoid individuals constantly suspect the motives of those around them, and believe that certain individuals, or people in general, are "out to get them." Description Paranoid perceptions and behavior may appear as features of a number of mental illnesses, including depression and dementia , but are most prominent in three types of psychological disorders: paranoid schizophrenia , delusional disorder (persecutory type), and paranoid personality disorder (PPD). Individuals with paranoid schizophrenia and persecutory delusional disorder experience what is known as persecutory delusions : an irrational, yet unshakable, belief that someone is plotting against them. Persecutory delusions in paranoid schizophrenia are bizarre, sometimes grandiose, and often accompanied by auditory hallucinations . Delusions experienced by individuals with delusional disorder are more plausible than those experienced by paranoid schizophrenics; not bizarre, though still unjustified. Individuals with delusional disorder may seem offbeat or quirky rather than mentally ill, and, as such, may never seek treatment. Persons with paranoid personality disorder tend to be self-centered, self-important, defensive, and emotionally distant. Their paranoia manifests itself in constant suspicions rather than full-blown delusions. The disorder often impedes social and personal relationships and career advancement. Some individuals with PPD are described as "litigious," as they are constantly initiating frivolous law suits. PPD is more common in men than in women, and typically begins in early adulthood.
Extractions: to a friend Delusional Disorder Nonbizarre delusions for at least one month Absence of obviously odd or bizarre behavior Schizoaffective Disorder and Mood Disorder with Psychotic Features have been ruled out Absence of evidence that an organic factor initiated and maintained this psychotic disturbance Absence of prominent hallucinations of a voice for at least one week. Absence of visual hallucinations for at least one week Has never met the criteria for the active phase of Schizophrenia Subtypes Erotomanic Type: Predominately erotomanic delusions. Grandiose Type: Predominately grandiose delusions. Jealous Type: Predominately delusions of jealousy. Persecutory Type: Predominately persecutory delusions. Somatic Type: Predominately somatic delusions.
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