Psychopathology PD acronyms

  1. Paranoid Personality: SUSPECT
    • Spouse fidelity suspected
    • Unforgiving (bears grudges)
    • Perceives attacks (& reacts quickly)
    • "Enemy or friend" (suspects associated & friends)
    • Confiding in others feared
    • Threats perceived in benign events
  2. Schizoid Personality: DISTANT
    • Detached (or flattended affect)
    • Indifferent to criticism or praise
    • Sexual experiences of little interest
    • Tasks (activities) done solitarily
    • Absense of close friends
    • Neither desires nor enjoys close relations
    • Takes pleasure in few activities
  3. Schizotypal Personality: ME PECULIAR
    • Magical thinking or odd beliefs
    • Experience unusual perceptions
    • Paranoid ideation
    • Eccentric behavior or appearance
    • Constricted (or inappropriate) affect
    • Unusual (odd) thinking and speech
    • Lacks close friends
    • Ideas of reference
    • Anxiety in social situations
    • Rule out psychotic disorders
  4. Borderline Personality Disorder: AM SUICIDE
    • Abandonement
    • Mood instability (marked reactivity of mood)
    • Suicidal (or self-mutilating) behavior
    • Unstable & intense relationships
    • Impulsivity (in two potentially self-damaging areas)
    • Control of anger
    • Identity Disturbance
    • Dissociative (or paranoid) symptoms that are transient & stress related
    • Emptiness (chronic feelings of)
  5. Antisocial Personality Disorder: CORRUPT
    • Conformity to law lacking
    • Obligations ignored
    • Reckless disregard for safety of self or others
    • Remorse lacking
    • Underhanded (deceitful, lies, cons others)
    • Planning insufficient (impulsive)
    • Temper (irritable and aggressive)
  6. Narcissistic Personality Disorder: SPE3CIAL
    • Special (believes he or she is special and unique)
    • Preoccupied with fantasies (of unlimited success, power, brilliance, beauty or ideal love)
    • Envious (of others, or believes others are envioius of him or her)
    • Entitlement
    • Excess admiration required
    • Conceited (grandiose sense of self importance)
    • Interpersonal exploitation
    • Arrogant
    • Lacks empathy
  7. Avoidant Personality Disorder: CRINGES
    • Certainty (of being liked required before willing to get involved with others)
    • Rejection (or criticism) preoccupies ones' thought in social situations
    • Intimate relationships (restraint in intimate relationships due to fear of being shamed)
    • New interpersonal relationships (is inhibited in)
    • Gets around occupational activity (involving significant interpersonal contact)
    • Embarassment (potential) prevents new activity or taking personal risks
    • Self viewed (as unappealing, inept, or inferior)
  8. Dependent Personality Disorder: RELIANCE
    • Reassurance (required for decisions)
    • Expressing disagreement difficult (due to fear of loss of support or approval)
    • Life responsibilities (needs to have these assumed by others)
    • Initiating projects difficult (due to lack of self confidence)
    • Alone (feels helplessness & discomfort when alone)
    • Nurturance (goes to excessive lengths to obtain nurturance and support)
    • Companionship (another relationship) sought urgently when close relationship ends
    • Exaggerated fears of being left to care for self
  9. Obssessive Compulsive Personality: LAW FIRMS
    • Loses point of activity (preoccupations with details)
    • Ability to complete tasks (compromised by perfectionism)
    • Worthless objects (unable to discard)
    • Friendships (& leisure activities) excluded (due to preoccupations with work)
    • Inflexible, scrupulous, over conscientious (on ethics, values or morality)
    • Reluctant to delegate (unless others submit to exact guidelines)
    • Miserly (toward self and others)
    • Stubborness (& rigidity)
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Psychopathology PD acronyms
Psychopathology 2 Personality Disorders