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Personality and Impulse DisordersPsychiatric Nursing: Contemporary Practice

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Why is anger control a priority intervention for patients with antisocial personality disorder?
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They tend to strike out at those who are perceived to be blocking their immediate gratification.
What are the needs of a family who has a member with antisocial personality disorder?
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Help in establishing boundaries and recognizing the patient's responsibility for their actions
What are common characteristics of people who have a histrionic personality disorder?
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Attention seeking, emotional, lively, dramatic, inflexible, persistent, moody, sexually seductive, highly suggestible, lacking in loyalty and fidelity.
What childhood characteristics are associated with histrionic personality disorder?
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They are extremely alert and emotionally responsive in infancy and early childhood and demonstrate a high degree of dependence on others.
What is thought to be the underlying cause of sensory alertness in people with histrionic personality disorder?
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Responses of the limbic and reticular systems of the brain
What is the ultimate treatment goal for patients with histrionic personality disorder?
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Correcting the tendency to fulfill all their needs by focusing on others to the exclusion of themselves.
What are the nursing interventions for improving outcomes for a patient with histrionic personality disorder?
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Aid the patient in identifying positive personal characteristics, develop decision making skills, encourage autonomy, engage them in assertiveness groups to increase self-esteem.
____________ personality disorder is characterized by a grandiose affect, inexhaustible need for admiration, lack of empathy, belief of superiority, self-centeredness and benign arrogance.
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Narcissistic
What careers typically attract people with narcissistic personality disorder?
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Careers in law, medicine, science or those associated with celebrity status
What is thought to cause narcissistic personality disorder?
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Parental overvaluation and overindulgence of a child or a lack of separation from a primary caregiver and resultant inability to envision functioning independently
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People with ________ disorder are often snobbish, condescending and patronizing in their attitudes.
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narcissistic personality disorder
____________ personality disorder is characterized by avoidance of social situations in which there is interpersonal contact with others because of fears of criticism and feelings of inadequacy.
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Avoidant personality disorder
What is a common comorbidity with avoidant personality disorder?
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Generalized Anxiety disorder
What is thought to be the underlying cause of the increased frequency of intensely experienced aversive stimuli in patients with avoidant personality disorder?
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An overabundance of neurons in the aversive center of the limbic system
What strategies are useful in the nursing management of avoidant personality disorder?
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Developing the therapeutic relationship slowly, refraining from any negative criticism, assist the patient in identifying positive responses from others, exploring reasons for self-criticism, identifying past achievements.
_________ personality disorder is characterized by difficulty making decisions, helplessness, and clinging to others in a desperate attempt to keep them close.
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Dependent personality disorder
Describe the common behaviors of people with dependent personality disorder:
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Difficulty making decisions, leaning on others to guide their lives, gullible, ingratiating self to others, denigrating own achievements, self-esteem determined by others, rarely disagree, noncompetitive and needs excessive reassurance and advice.
Dependent personality disorder is associated with what two problems?
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Alcoholism and suicide
What is the common explanation for the cause of dependent personality disorder?
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A parent's genuine affection, extreme attachment and overprotection prevents a child from learning the necessary skills for autonomous behavior.
What are common areas of intervention for a patient with dependent personality disorder?
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Teaching home management skills (finances, cooking, cleaning, etc.), helping identify dependent patterns and motivate them to change, assertiveness skill development.
What is the distinguishing characteristic between obsessive-compulsive disorder and obsessive compulsive anxiety disorder?
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With OCD, the person doesn't demonstrate obsessions and compulsions but rather rigidity, perfectionism and need for control.
  
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