Cluster A Personality Disorders: What you NEED to know!

October 13, 2017 272 41 No Comments


In this video Dr. G discusses Personality disorder cluster a and what information you need to know!

Cluster A Personality disorder is an odd and eccentric type of disorder which has 3 personality disorders in it: Paranoid personality disorder(PPD), Schizoid personality disorder(SPD), as well as schizotypal disorder (STPD).

Watch the introduction to personality disorder clusters, please watch:

A personality disorder revolves around a long and enduring pattern of interactions and behaviors that fit a specific presentation that repeats itself.

The definition of Paranoid personality disorder (PPD) is a mental disorder characterized by paranoia and a pervasive, long-standing suspiciousness and generalized mistrust of others. Individuals with this personality disorder may be hypersensitive, easily insulted, and habitually relate to the world by vigilant scanning of the environment for clues or suggestions that may validate their fears or biases.

The definition of Schizoid personality disorder (SPD) is a personality disorder characterized by a lack of interest in social relationships, a tendency towards a solitary or sheltered lifestyle, secretiveness, emotional coldness, detachment, and apathy. Affected individuals may be unable to form intimate attachments to others and simultaneously demonstrate a rich, elaborate and exclusively internal fantasy world.

The definition of Schizotypal personality disorder (STPD) or schizotypal disorder is a mental disorder characterized by severe social anxiety, thought disorder, paranoia, hallucination, derealization, transient psychosis and often unconventional beliefs.

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