Personality Disorders. Neurotic-Borderline-Psychotic. Cluster A- Psychotic- odd/eccentric Paranoid, Schizoid, Schizotypal Cluster B- Borderline- dramatic/emotional Antisocial, Borderline, Histrionic, Narcissistic Cluster C- Neurotic- anxious/fearful Avoidant, Dependent, OCPD.
FLAT and COLORLESS
* Therapist must assess level of tolerance for social relatedness and desire of client
TX of NPD-Once a patient accepts that unattainable ambitions and maladaptive behaviors must be given up in favor of more realistic cognitive and interpersonal behaviors- a huge part of the work is done
Treatment of Dependent PD: Interdependence (not total independence) is the goal with the flexibility to more between self-reliance and mutual dependence