TEST QUESTION: Personality Disorder

TEST QUESTION: Personality Disorder


CORRECT ANSWER: B) Schizoid


EXPLAINATION:

Schizoid personality disorder is sometimes confused with schizophrenia and schizotypal personality disorder, but they are not synonymous. They do however, share some similarities such as seemingly odd behaviors and difficulties connecting socially with others. The main difference between schizoid personality disorder and these other 2 disorders, is that individuals who have schizoid personality disorder don’t generally have hallucinations, disconnections with reality, and/or paranoia.

Individuals with schizoid personality disorder often:

  • Are often loners
  • Find little enjoyment from most activities.
  • Are emotionally detached.
  • Are often indifferent to relationships.
  • Don’t show any strong emotions.
  • Lack motivation, goals, or aspirations
  • Are often be accomplished intellectually
  • Limited social skills
  • Indifferent to praise or criticism
  • Lack desire for any sexual relationships

OTHER ANSWERS EXPLAINED:

Borderline– Are often manipulative, have tendencies to self harm. They also often fear of abandonment. Eating disorders are common.They usually have difficulties being alone.

Historonic-Are often very dramatic. They crave being the center of attention. They may dress very provocatively. They are often very flirtatious. They are very sensitive to criticism.

Antisocial-Usually have lack of regard for safety or rules. They often fall into legal problems. They are known to lie. They can be aggressive and hostile. They are often abusive.


Reference:

  1. Schizoid Personality Disorder, Mayoclinic https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/schizoid-personality-disorder/symptoms-causes/syc-20354414
  2. Videbeck, Sheila. Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing 3rd Edition

NCLEX TIPS:

Psychosocial Integrity content (There are other are areas, but these are some of the main topics recommended from the NCLEX-RN test plan)

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • „Behavioral Interventions
  • „Chemical and Other Dependencies/Substance Use Disorder
  • „Coping Mechanisms
  • „Crisis Intervention
  • „Cultural Awareness/Cultural Influences on Health
  • „End of Life Care
  • Family Dynamics „ Grief and Loss
  • Mental Health Concepts
  • Religious and Spiritual Influences on Health „
  • Sensory/Perceptual Alterations
  • Stress Management
  • Support Systems
  • Therapeutic Communication
  • Therapeutic Environment

 

REFERENCE:

NCLEX-RN Test Plan

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NOTE: The information posted is not intended to serve as medical advice. This is for educational purposes only. This information is intended for medical professionals & students only. All patients should ALWAYS check with their primary care provider with any questions regarding their health. This is not intended to guide in medical decisions or treatment in any way. As always, medical professionals should call the on call provider if any clarifications are needed. State and hospital protocols should always be followed accordingly. Med Made Ez (MME) disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.

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