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Pankey, Julieann – International Journal of Behavioral Consultation and Therapy, 2012
There are ten identified personality disorders, broken into three clusters: A, B, and C. Individuals with a cluster B diagnosis may demonstrate marked displays of emotional instability, erratic and disruptive patterns around interpersonal relationships, a myopic and restricted range of affect, a pronounced lack of empathy and insight, barriers…
Descriptors: Identification, Evidence, Personality Problems, Psychotherapy
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Heijnen-Kohl, S. M. J.; Kok, R. M.; Wilting, R. M. H. J.; Rossi, G.; van Alphen, S. S. J. – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2017
Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are difficult to detect in old age. This study examined if ASD symptoms in older adults (age > 60) can be detected with the Dutch informant personality questionnaire, (Hetero-Anamnestische Persoonlijkheidsvragenlijst, HAP) in a mental health setting. Patients with ASD (N = 40) were compared to patients with a…
Descriptors: Screening Tests, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Autism, Psychiatry
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Margari, Francesco; Craig, Francesco; Petruzzelli, Maria Giuseppina; Lamanna, Annalinda; Matera, Emilia; Margari, Lucia – Research in Developmental Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 2013
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a disorder with extremely complex etiology, not yet well defined but certainly multi-factorial. This study investigated the possible etiopathogenetic role of ADHD symptoms and psychopathology disorders in parents of children with ADHD. We present a case-control study of parents of 50 children…
Descriptors: Psychopathology, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Personality Problems, Parents
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Burke, Jeffrey D.; Stepp, Stephanie D. – Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 2012
Very few studies have prospective information, especially regarding males, on the prediction of Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) in adulthood from psychiatric disorders in childhood. Certain childhood disorders, however, have notably similar features in common with BPD. In particular, the affective dysfunction, hostility and interpersonal…
Descriptors: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Personality Problems, Conflict, Prediction
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Elzy, Meredith B. – Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, 2011
The relationship between childhood sexual abuse and borderline personality disorder is a prominent issue in the etiological research on borderline personality disorder. This study further explored the relationship between childhood sexual abuse and the development of borderline personality features while evaluating the moderating role of a primary…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Personality Problems, Sexual Abuse, Females
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Lee, Amy; Kiemle, Gundi – Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2015
Background: This study examines the experiences of qualified nurses working with individuals diagnosed with both intellectual disability and personality disorder (PD) in a medium-secure forensic intellectual disability setting. Potential training needs are highlighted, as well as other ways in which services could better support staff to work…
Descriptors: Mental Retardation, Personality Problems, Comorbidity, Institutionalized Persons
Singh, Delar K. – Online Submission, 2011
This paper focuses on college students with psychiatric disabilities. It defines and discusses various psychiatric conditions such as mood disorders, anxiety disorders, eating disorders, and personality disorders. It concludes with accommodations that a college professor can make to help these students succeed in higher education. (Contains 1…
Descriptors: Anxiety Disorders, Personality Problems, College Students, Eating Disorders
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Tenneij, Nienke; Didden, Robert; Koot, Hans M. – Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2011
Background: Little is known about client characteristics that are related to outcome during inpatient treatment of adults with mild intellectual disability (ID) and severe behavioural problems. Method: We explored variables that were related to a change in behavioural problems in 87 individuals with mild ID during inpatient treatment in facilities…
Descriptors: Personality Problems, Mild Mental Retardation, Behavior Disorders, Emotional Disturbances
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Gawda, Barbara – Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, 2013
This study investigated the specific emotional lexicons in narratives created by persons diagnosed with antisocial personality disorder (ASPD) to test the hypothesis that individuals with ASPD exhibit deficiencies in emotional language. Study participants consisted of 60 prison inmates with ASPD, 40 prison inmates without ASPD, and 60 men without…
Descriptors: Vocabulary, Language Usage, Personality Problems, Hypothesis Testing
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Samuel, Douglas B.; Ansell, Emily B.; Hopwood, Christopher J.; Morey, Leslie C.; Markowitz, John C.; Skodol, Andrew E.; Grilo, Carlos M. – Psychological Assessment, 2010
Many personality assessment inventories provide gender-specific norms to allow comparison of an individual's standing relative to others of the same gender. In some cases, this means that an identical raw score produces standardized scores that differ notably depending on whether the respondent is male or female. Thus, an important question is…
Descriptors: Personality Traits, Personality Problems, Personality Measures, Measures (Individuals)
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Hellberg, Samantha N.; Ladis, Ilana E.; Shepherd, Caitlin B. – Journal of American College Health, 2019
Objective: To conduct a pilot test of the validity of using empirically derived personality types to characterize eating disorder (ED) risk in college students and resolve discrepancies regarding the role of perfectionism and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) symptoms. Participants: Man and woman undergraduate students (N = 169) at a small,…
Descriptors: Eating Disorders, Personality Traits, Risk, Symptoms (Individual Disorders)
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Stefansson, Ragnar; Hesse, Morten – International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, 2008
A large body of literature has shown a high prevalence of personality disorders in substance abusers. We compared a sample of substance abusers treated in a prison setting with substance abusers treated in a non-prison inpatient setting rated with the Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory-III. Base-rate scores indicated a prevalence of 95% of…
Descriptors: Personality Problems, Substance Abuse, Comparative Analysis, Patients
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Strauss, Jennifer L.; Hayes, Adele M.; Johnson, Sheri L.; Newman, Cory F.; Brown, Gregory K.; Barber, Jaques P.; Lawrenceau, Jean-Philippe; Beck, Aaron T. – Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 2006
Participants were 30 adult outpatients diagnosed with avoidant personality disorder or obsessive-compulsive personality disorder who enrolled in an open trial of cognitive therapy for personality disorders. Treatment consisted of up to 52 weekly sessions. Symptom evaluations were conducted at intake, at Sessions 17 and 34, and at the last…
Descriptors: Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Cognitive Restructuring, Personality Problems, Adults
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Schatten, Heather T.; Morris, Blair W.; Wren, Abigail L.; Andover, Margaret S. – School Psychology Forum, 2013
Nonsuicidal self-injury (NSSI) is a behavior that is prevalent among children and adolescents. Although NSSI is often associated with borderline personality disorder and depression, it co-occurs with numerous psychiatric symptoms and associated diagnoses. The current article reviews the research addressing psychiatric symptoms that are commonly…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Mental Disorders, Self Destructive Behavior, Anxiety
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van den Hazel, Teunis; Didden, Robert; Korzilius, Hubert – Research in Developmental Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 2009
The diagnosis personality disorder is often found among samples of adults with mild intellectual disability and severe behavioral and mental health disorders. The number of studies on the adverse effects of this diagnosis are scarce. Using vignettes in the present study, we have explored the relationship between the diagnosis personality disorder…
Descriptors: Personality Problems, Behavior Problems, Mild Mental Retardation, Identification
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