PERSONALITY DISORDER – INTRODUCTION

PERSONALITY DISORDER – INTRODUCTION

Q. 1 True about personality disorder:

 A It arises during childhood

 B

It matures during adulthood

 C

Suspiciousness is seen in paranoid personality disorder.

 D

All

Q. 1

True about personality disorder:

 A

It arises during childhood

 B

It matures during adulthood

 C

Suspiciousness is seen in paranoid personality disorder.

 D

All

Ans. D

Explanation:

A. i.e. It arises during childhood; B. i.e. It matures during adult; C i.e. Suspiciousness is seen in paranoid personality disorder


Q. 2

In personality disorder, features are all except

 A

Ego dystonia

 B

Starts in childhood

 C

Behavior is maladaptive

 D

Disorder results in personal distress

Ans. A

Explanation:

Ans. ‘A’ i.e.,¬†Ego dystonia

Features of personality disorders

  • Most often the first sign of a personality disorder appears in late childhood or adolescence and continues during adulthood.
  • Someone with a personality disorder holds attitudes and behaves in ways that can cause considerable problems for themselves and others.
  • Behaviour is long-standing (not limited to an episode of mental illness).
  • Behaviour is pervasive and maladaptive.
  • Disorder results in personal distress and social or occupational dysfunction.
  • Behavior is fixed and inflexible.
  • Personality disorders are ego-syntonic.
  • They are not due to a direct result of disease or substance.


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