Schizoid & Schizotypal Personality Disorders

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The term “schizoid” refers to a personality disorder characterized by a lack of interest in social relationships, tendencies towards solitary lifestyle as well as apathy, coldness, detachment and secretiveness. What do you know about schizotypal personality disorders?


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  • 1. 

    The essential feature of Schizoid PD is a pervasive pattern of detachment from                       realtionships and a restricted                          in interpersonal settings typically beging by early adulthood

    • A.

      Intimate ; social interactions

    • B.

      Social; range of emotions

    • C.

      Social; activities or hobbies

    Correct Answer
    B. Social; range of emotions
    Explanation
    The essential feature of Schizoid PD is a pervasive pattern of detachment from relationships and a restricted range of emotions. This means that individuals with Schizoid PD tend to have difficulty forming and maintaining social connections and also have limited emotional expression. They may appear socially withdrawn, uninterested in social activities or hobbies, and have difficulty experiencing a wide range of emotions.

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  • 2. 

    1.             PD lack a desire for intimacy, appear indifferent to opportunities t develop close reationships and do not appear to recieve enjoyment from being apart of a family/social group

    • A.

      Schizoid

    • B.

      Schizotypal

    Correct Answer
    A. Schizoid
    Explanation
    The given statement describes individuals who lack a desire for intimacy, show indifference towards developing close relationships, and do not seem to enjoy being part of a family or social group. This aligns with the characteristics of schizoid personality disorder. People with schizoid personality disorder tend to be emotionally detached, prefer solitude, and have limited social interactions. They often have difficulty expressing emotions and forming close relationships.

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  • 3. 

    Schizoid PD individuals often appear to be what

    • A.

      Suspicious of others

    • B.

      Socially isolated

    • C.

      Experiencing hallucinations

    Correct Answer
    B. Socially isolated
    Explanation
    Schizoid PD individuals often appear socially isolated. This is because they tend to avoid social interactions and prefer to be alone. They may lack interest in forming close relationships and may not feel the need for social connections. They may also struggle with expressing emotions and have difficulty understanding social cues. As a result, they may appear distant, detached, and isolated from others.

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  • 4. 

    Rule out schizoid PD when symptoms are present during the course of what other disorders?

    • A.

      Schizophrenia, mood disorder with psychotic features, any other psychotic disorders, pervasive developmental, direct physiological

    • B.

      Schizophrenia, direct physiological, substance abuse, mood disorder with psychotic features

    • C.

      Direct physiological , schizophrenia, depression, mood disorder with psychotic features

    Correct Answer
    A. Schizophrenia, mood disorder with psychotic features, any other psychotic disorders, pervasive developmental, direct physiological
    Explanation
    The correct answer is schizophrenia, mood disorder with psychotic features, any other psychotic disorders, pervasive developmental, direct physiological. This answer suggests that schizoid personality disorder should be ruled out when symptoms are present during the course of schizophrenia, mood disorder with psychotic features, any other psychotic disorders, pervasive developmental disorders, and direct physiological disorders. This implies that schizoid PD may not be the correct diagnosis if the symptoms can be better explained by these other disorders.

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  • 5. 

    Of all emotions schizoid PD have trouble expressing                         is the most difficult and they will react passively to adverse situations

    • A.

      Happiness- even when granted desired objects

    • B.

      Anger- even in direct provocation

    • C.

      Sadness- even when death of relative

    Correct Answer
    B. Anger- even in direct provocation
    Explanation
    Schizoid PD individuals have difficulty expressing emotions, and the most challenging emotion for them to express is anger. They tend to react passively to adverse situations, even when directly provoked. This means that even when someone intentionally tries to provoke them, they will not show any visible signs of anger or react in an aggressive manner. This difficulty in expressing anger can be attributed to the overall emotional detachment and limited range of emotions typically experienced by individuals with schizoid PD.

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  • 6. 

    What form of functioning can become impaired particulary if interpersonal invovlement is required?

    • A.

      Hobbies/interest

    • B.

      Everyday

    • C.

      Occupational

    Correct Answer
    C. Occupational
    Explanation
    Interpersonal involvement is often required in occupational functioning, such as working in teams, collaborating with colleagues, or interacting with clients. Therefore, if interpersonal involvement is impaired, it can particularly affect occupational functioning. This suggests that the correct answer is "occupational."

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  • 7. 

    Due to their lack of social skills and lack of  desire for sexual experiences schizoid PD indiviudlas will not often what?

    • A.

      Have high paying jobs

    • B.

      Marry

    • C.

      Have co morbid diagnosis

    Correct Answer
    B. Marry
    Explanation
    Individuals with schizoid personality disorder often have difficulties forming and maintaining social relationships due to their lack of social skills and desire for emotional intimacy. As marriage is a significant commitment and requires a strong emotional connection, it is less likely for individuals with schizoid PD to get married. This is because they typically struggle with forming close relationships and may not prioritize or desire the emotional and social aspects that come with marriage.

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  • 8. 

    Schizoid PD may appear as the antecedent of  and somtimes co occur with what  disorders?

    • A.

      Schizophrenia, schizotypal

    • B.

      Schizophrenia, Major depressive, substance abuse, GAD, borderline PD, avoidant PD

    • C.

      Schizophrenia, avoidant PD, Major Depressive, Paranoid PD, Schizotypal,

    Correct Answer
    C. Schizophrenia, avoidant PD, Major Depressive, Paranoid PD, Schizotypal,
    Explanation
    Schizoid PD may appear as the antecedent of schizophrenia and sometimes co-occur with avoidant PD, Major Depressive Disorder, Paranoid PD, and Schizotypal PD.

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  • 9. 

    In regards to PD emotional freezing is what?

    • A.

      Moving from rural to city, lasting several months manifested by solitary activities, constricted affect and deficits in communication

    • B.

      The grieving process associated with the death of a friend/family member, lasting 5 months

    • C.

      The ability to only exhibit one emotional affect for a period of several months eg: periods of happiness or sadness

    Correct Answer
    A. Moving from rural to city, lasting several months manifested by solitary activities, constricted affect and deficits in communication
  • 10. 

    Schizoid PD i diagnosied slightly more often in                            and may cause more impairment in them

    • A.

      Women

    • B.

      Men

    • C.

      Children

    Correct Answer
    B. Men
    Explanation
    Schizoid Personality Disorder (PD) is diagnosed slightly more often in men. This means that men are more likely to exhibit the symptoms and meet the diagnostic criteria for this disorder compared to women or children. Additionally, it suggests that the presence of Schizoid PD may cause more impairment in men, as they are more frequently diagnosed with the disorder.

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  • 11. 

    Scizoid PD doesnt have an increased prevalence in the relatives of indiviudals iwth schixophrenia or schizotypal PD

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    They may have an increased prevalence

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  • 12. 

    Schizoid PD can be distinqueshed from delsuional disorder, schizophrenia and mood disorder with psychotic features because

    • A.

      All only experience one or the other of cognitive or perceptual distortions

    • B.

      All only experience depersonalization and trance like states

    • C.

      All are characterized by a period of persistent psychotic symptoms

    Correct Answer
    C. All are characterized by a period of persistent psychotic symptoms
  • 13. 

    Diagnositic critera for schizoid PD states that                             or more symptoms pre present to meet criteria A: pervasive pattern of detachment from social realtionships and resitricted range of expression of emotions.....

    • A.

      4

    • B.

      3

    • C.

      5

    Correct Answer
    A. 4
    Explanation
    The answer is 4 because the question is asking for the number of symptoms that need to be present to meet criteria A for schizoid personality disorder. The diagnostic criteria states that one or more symptoms need to be present, so the correct answer is 4.

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  • 14. 

    If the criteria are met prior to the onset of schizophrenia add what to scizoid PD?

    • A.

      Schizophrenia episode

    • B.

      Premorbid

    • C.

      Late onset

    Correct Answer
    B. Premorbid
    Explanation
    If the criteria for schizophrenia are met prior to the onset of a schizophrenia episode, it suggests that the individual had certain characteristics or symptoms before the actual development of the disorder. This can be referred to as the premorbid phase, which is the period of time before the onset of the illness. Therefore, if the criteria for schizophrenia are met during this premorbid phase, it can be added to schizoid personality disorder as an additional diagnosis or indication of the individual's mental health condition.

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  • 15. 

    Select ALL 7 symptoms of schizoid PD

    • A.

      Almost always chooses solitary actives

    • B.

      Neither desires nor enjoys close relationships, including being part of a family

    • C.

      Has recurrent suspicions without justification regarding fidelity of spouse or sexual partner

    • D.

      Has little if any interest in having sexual experiences with another person

    • E.

      Takes pleasure in few if any activities

    • F.

      Is inhibited in new interpersonal situations because of feelings of inadequacy

    • G.

      Is unwilling to get involved with people unless certain of being liked

    • H.

      Lacks close friends or confidants other than first degree relatives

    • I.

      Appears indifferent to he praise or criticism of others

    • J.

      Shows emotional coldness, detachment or flattened affectivity

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Almost always chooses solitary actives
    B. Neither desires nor enjoys close relationships, including being part of a family
    D. Has little if any interest in having sexual experiences with another person
    E. Takes pleasure in few if any activities
    H. Lacks close friends or confidants other than first degree relatives
    I. Appears indifferent to he praise or criticism of others
    J. Shows emotional coldness, detachment or flattened affectivity
    Explanation
    The given symptoms are consistent with Schizoid Personality Disorder. Individuals with this disorder often choose solitary activities, do not desire or enjoy close relationships, lack interest in sexual experiences, take pleasure in few activities, lack close friends or confidants, appear indifferent to praise or criticism, and display emotional coldness, detachment, or flattened affectivity. These symptoms reflect the characteristic social and emotional detachment seen in individuals with Schizoid PD.

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  • 16. 

    The essential feature of schizotypal PD is a pervasive pattern of                    deficits marked by acute discomfort with and reduced capacity for close realtionships as well as by cognitive or perceptual disortions and eccentricities of behavior

    • A.

      Intimate and social

    • B.

      Social and interpersonal

    • C.

      Occupational and interpersonal

    Correct Answer
    B. Social and interpersonal
    Explanation
    The essential feature of schizotypal PD is marked by deficits in social and interpersonal relationships. This includes acute discomfort with and reduced capacity for close relationships. Additionally, individuals with schizotypal PD may also experience cognitive or perceptual distortions and exhibit eccentricities of behavior.

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  • 17. 

    The pervasive pattern of schizotypal begins by

    • A.

      Early childhood

    • B.

      Early adulthood

    • C.

      Can develop at anytime

    Correct Answer
    B. Early adulthood
    Explanation
    The correct answer is early adulthood. Schizotypal personality disorder is characterized by odd beliefs, eccentric behavior, and difficulties in social relationships. While some traits may be present in childhood, the full manifestation of the disorder typically occurs in early adulthood. This is when individuals may experience increased stress and challenges in forming and maintaining relationships, leading to the development of schizotypal symptoms.

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  • 18. 

    Ideas of reference are

    • A.

      Beliefs are held with delusional conviction

    • B.

      Incorrect interpretations of casual incidents and external events as having a particular and unusual meaning specifically for the person

    • C.

      Superstitious beliefs that are outside the norms of their subculture

    Correct Answer
    B. Incorrect interpretations of casual incidents and external events as having a particular and unusual meaning specifically for the person
    Explanation
    Ideas of reference refer to the incorrect interpretations of casual incidents and external events as having a specific and unusual meaning that is only relevant to the individual experiencing them. This means that the person may mistakenly believe that ordinary occurrences or actions by others are directed towards them or have a hidden message meant specifically for them. These interpretations are not based on reality and are often associated with delusional thinking.

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  • 19. 

    Schizotypl pd may be                     or preoccuipoed wih paranomrla phenomena that aer outside the norms of their subculture

    • A.

      Alien obsessed

    • B.

      Superstitious

    • C.

      Hypochondriacs

    Correct Answer
    B. Superstitious
    Explanation
    The given answer, "superstitious," aligns with the explanation provided in the question. It suggests that individuals with schizotypal personality disorder may be preoccupied with paranormal phenomena that are outside the norms of their subculture. This preoccupation with the supernatural and belief in superstitions is a characteristic of schizotypal personality disorder. Therefore, the answer "superstitious" is a suitable explanation for the given statement.

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  • 20. 

    Select all that are known to be true of schizotypal pd

    • A.

      Talk to animals

    • B.

      Feel that they have special powers to sense events before they happen

    • C.

      Feel they are receiving special unfair discriminatory treatment compared to others

    • D.

      Read others' thoughts

    • E.

      Have magical control over others

    • F.

      Perceptual alterations- sensing another person is present/hearing voices

    Correct Answer(s)
    B. Feel that they have special powers to sense events before they happen
    D. Read others' thoughts
    E. Have magical control over others
    F. Perceptual alterations- sensing another person is present/hearing voices
    Explanation
    The given answer options are all known to be true of schizotypal personality disorder. Individuals with this disorder may experience delusions of having special powers to sense events before they happen, believing that they can read others' thoughts, feeling that they have magical control over others, and having perceptual alterations such as sensing another person's presence or hearing voices. These symptoms are characteristic of schizotypal PD and are commonly observed in individuals with this condition.

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  • 21. 

    Schizotyal pd are not usally able to                                  when it comes to social realtionships

    • A.

      Introduce themselves to start interactions

    • B.

      Negotiate the full range of affects and interpersonal cuing required for successful realtionships

    • C.

      Understand coherent thoughts and beliefs of healthy individuals

    Correct Answer
    B. Negotiate the full range of affects and interpersonal cuing required for successful realtionships
    Explanation
    Individuals with schizotypal personality disorder often struggle with social relationships. They may have difficulty introducing themselves and initiating interactions. Additionally, they may have difficulty understanding and expressing a full range of emotions and cues necessary for successful relationships. This can make it challenging for them to negotiate and navigate the complexities of interpersonal interactions. Furthermore, they may have difficulty comprehending the coherent thoughts and beliefs of healthy individuals, which can further hinder their ability to establish successful relationships.

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  • 22. 

    Schizotypal pd often come to treatment for associated symptoms and not their primary diagnosis such as

    • A.

      Depression

    • B.

      Sexual identity issues

    • C.

      Anxiety

    • D.

      Dysphoric affects

    • E.

      Substance abuse

    • F.

      Factitious disorders

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Depression
    C. Anxiety
    D. Dysphoric affects
    Explanation
    Schizotypal personality disorder (PD) is characterized by eccentric behavior, social and interpersonal difficulties, and distorted thinking. Individuals with this disorder often experience symptoms such as depression, anxiety, and dysphoric affects, which may lead them to seek treatment. These associated symptoms may be more distressing or disruptive to their daily lives compared to their primary diagnosis of schizotypal PD. Additionally, individuals with schizotypal PD may also be at an increased risk for substance abuse and factitious disorders, which further contribute to their decision to seek treatment.

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  • 23. 

    What % of schizotypal pd also have a concurrent diagnosis of major depressive disorder

    • A.

      15% to 30%

    • B.

      30% to 50%

    • C.

      40% to 50%

    Correct Answer
    B. 30% to 50%
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 30% to 50%. This means that a significant portion of individuals diagnosed with schizotypal personality disorder also have a concurrent diagnosis of major depressive disorder. This suggests that there is a high comorbidity rate between these two disorders, indicating that they often co-occur in individuals. It is important to consider the presence of both disorders when diagnosing and treating individuals with schizotypal personality disorder.

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  • 24. 

    In the sense of cogntive and perceptual disortons what must you take into consideration?

    • A.

      Dietary choices

    • B.

      Religious beliefs and rituals

    • C.

      Hobbies

    Correct Answer
    B. Religious beliefs and rituals
    Explanation
    many things may appear to be schizotypal to an outsider- voodoo, speaking in tongues, life beyond death, shamanism, mind reading, sixth sense, evil eye and magical beliefs related to health

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  • 25. 

    When can schzotypal pd occur?

    • A.

      Mid-late adulthood only

    • B.

      Apparent in childhood/adolescence

    • C.

      Early adulthood only

    Correct Answer
    B. Apparent in childhood/adolescence
    Explanation
    Schizotypal personality disorder (PD) can occur in childhood or adolescence. This disorder is characterized by peculiar behavior, odd beliefs, and difficulties in social relationships. Symptoms typically emerge during early development and continue into adulthood. It is important to identify and address these symptoms early on to provide appropriate interventions and support for individuals with schizotypal PD.

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  • 26. 

    How can schizotypal present in childhood? select all that apply

    • A.

      Poor peer relationships

    • B.

      Hypersensitivity

    • C.

      Low calorie intake

    • D.

      Peculiar thoughts and language

    • E.

      Physically abusive behaviors

    • F.

      Bizarre fantasies

    • G.

      Underachievement in school

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Poor peer relationships
    B. Hypersensitivity
    D. Peculiar thoughts and language
    F. Bizarre fantasies
    G. Underachievement in school
    Explanation
    Schizotypal personality disorder is characterized by odd or eccentric behavior, thoughts, and language. It often manifests in childhood through various symptoms. Poor peer relationships can be a sign of schizotypal traits, as individuals may struggle to form and maintain social connections. Hypersensitivity is another common symptom, where individuals may be overly sensitive to criticism or rejection. Peculiar thoughts and language, such as unusual beliefs or speech patterns, are also indicative of schizotypal traits. Bizarre fantasies and underachievement in school may also be present, as individuals with schizotypal traits may have difficulty focusing or may have unconventional thinking patterns.

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  • 27. 

    What % of the population does schizotypal reportly occur in?

    • A.

      4%

    • B.

      2%

    • C.

      3%

    Correct Answer
    C. 3%
    Explanation
    Schizotypal personality disorder is reported to occur in approximately 3% of the population. This means that out of every 100 individuals, around 3 individuals may exhibit symptoms and characteristics associated with schizotypal personality disorder. It is important to note that this percentage may vary slightly depending on different studies and sources, but 3% is generally accepted as a rough estimate of the prevalence of this disorder.

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  • 28. 

    The course of schizotypal pd is                             with only a                proportion of individuals going on to develop schizophrenia or another psychotic disorder

    • A.

      Stable;small

    • B.

      Unstable; varying

    • C.

      Stable;large

    Correct Answer
    A. Stable;small
    Explanation
    The course of schizotypal personality disorder is described as stable and small, meaning that only a proportion of individuals with this disorder will go on to develop schizophrenia or another psychotic disorder. This suggests that the symptoms and characteristics of schizotypal PD tend to remain relatively consistent over time, and that the likelihood of progression to a more severe psychotic disorder is relatively low.

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  • 29. 

    Schizotypal pd appears to aggreagate familially and is more prevelant among who

    • A.

      Biological mothers

    • B.

      Biological fathers

    • C.

      First-degree biological relatives of individuals with schizophrenia

    Correct Answer
    C. First-degree biological relatives of individuals with schizophrenia
    Explanation
    Schizotypal personality disorder (PD) is believed to have a familial component and is more common among first-degree biological relatives of individuals with schizophrenia. This suggests a genetic predisposition for both conditions. First-degree biological relatives, such as siblings or parents, share a higher percentage of their genetic makeup with the affected individual, increasing the likelihood of inheriting similar traits or vulnerabilities. Therefore, individuals with a family history of schizophrenia are at a higher risk of developing schizotypal PD.

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  • 30. 

    To give an additional diagnosis of schizotypal pd, the pd must have been present                 the onset of psychotic symptoms and persist when the psychotic symptoms are in                                    

    • A.

      During ;remission

    • B.

      Before;remission

    • C.

      After ;treatment

    Correct Answer
    B. Before;remission
    Explanation
    The additional diagnosis of schizotypal PD must be present before the onset of psychotic symptoms and persist even when the psychotic symptoms are in remission.

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  • 31. 

    Diagnositc critiera of schizotypal pd  A: a pervasive pattern of social and interpersonal deficits marked by acute discomfort with and reudce capacity for close realtionships as well as by cognitive or perceptual disordersions..... require                         or more symptoms

    • A.

      6

    • B.

      5

    • C.

      4

    Correct Answer
    B. 5
    Explanation
    The diagnostic criteria for schizotypal personality disorder include a pervasive pattern of social and interpersonal deficits, marked by acute discomfort with and reduced capacity for close relationships, as well as cognitive or perceptual distortions. In order to meet the criteria for diagnosis, an individual must exhibit five or more symptoms. Therefore, the correct answer is 5, indicating the number of symptoms required for diagnosis.

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  • 32. 

    Select 4 possible symptoms of criteria A of Schizotypal pd

    • A.

      Unusual perceptual experiences, including bodily illusions

    • B.

      Little if any interest in having sexual experiences with another person

    • C.

      Suspiciousness or paranoid ideation

    • D.

      Inappropriate or constricted affect

    • E.

      Appears indifferent to the praise or criticism of others

    • F.

      Ideas of reference( excluding delusions of reference)

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Unusual perceptual experiences, including bodily illusions
    C. Suspiciousness or paranoid ideation
    D. Inappropriate or constricted affect
    F. Ideas of reference( excluding delusions of reference)
    Explanation
    The correct answer includes symptoms that are commonly associated with Schizotypal personality disorder. Unusual perceptual experiences, including bodily illusions, are often reported by individuals with this disorder. Suspiciousness or paranoid ideation is another symptom that is characteristic of Schizotypal PD. Inappropriate or constricted affect refers to a limited range of emotional expression or emotions that are not congruent with the situation. Lastly, ideas of reference, excluding delusions of reference, are also a symptom of Schizotypal PD. These symptoms collectively contribute to the diagnosis of Schizotypal PD.

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  • 33. 

    Schizotypal pd can occur exclusively during the course of schizophrenia, a mood disorder with sychotic features, another psychotic idsrder or pervasive developmental disorder

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The given statement is false. Schizotypal PD can occur independently and is not exclusively limited to occurring during the course of schizophrenia, a mood disorder with psychotic features, another psychotic disorder, or pervasive developmental disorder. Schizotypal PD is a distinct personality disorder characterized by peculiar behavior, odd beliefs, and difficulty forming and maintaining close relationships. It is not necessarily linked to these specific conditions.

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  • 34. 

    Schizoid pd indidviudals may have minimal social skills due to

    • A.

      Genetics

    • B.

      Lack of practice

    • C.

      Already have minimal and then degeneration can occur due to being ignored or disengaged

    Correct Answer
    C. Already have minimal and then degeneration can occur due to being ignored or disengaged
    Explanation
    Schizoid personality disorder individuals may have minimal social skills due to their inherent nature of being detached and disinterested in social interactions. This lack of interest and engagement can lead to them being ignored or disengaged by others, further worsening their social skills. Over time, this cycle of minimal social skills and being ignored can result in a degeneration of their already limited social abilities.

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  • 35. 

    Conceptually schizoid pd are thought to experience what

    • A.

      Early experiences of peer rejections, bullying

    • B.

      Substance abuse at young ages

    • C.

      Sexually physical and emotional abuse in childhood

    Correct Answer
    A. Early experiences of peer rejections, bullying
    Explanation
    Individuals with schizoid personality disorder are believed to have a limited range of emotional expression and difficulty forming close relationships. The early experiences of peer rejections and bullying can contribute to their social isolation and withdrawal. These negative experiences may reinforce their tendency to avoid social interactions and further exacerbate their schizoid traits. Additionally, the lack of social support and positive relationships during childhood may contribute to the development of schizoid personality disorder later in life.

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  • 36. 

    Chose the correct order of the first 6 steps conceptually for developing schizotypal pd

    • A.

      Early experience, core beliefs, negative automatic thoughts, conditional assumptions, trigger, assumptions activated

    • B.

      Early experience, core beliefs, conditional assumptions, trigger, assumptions activated, negative automatic thoughts

    • C.

      Early experience, conditional assumptions, trigger, core beliefs, assumptions activated, negative automatic thoughts

    Correct Answer
    B. Early experience, core beliefs, conditional assumptions, trigger, assumptions activated, negative automatic thoughts
    Explanation
    The correct order of the first 6 steps conceptually for developing schizotypal PD is as follows: early experience, core beliefs, conditional assumptions, trigger, assumptions activated, negative automatic thoughts. This order suggests that early experiences shape core beliefs, which in turn lead to the development of conditional assumptions. When a trigger occurs, these assumptions are activated, resulting in negative automatic thoughts.

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  • 37. 

    Schizotypal and schizoid pd both experience psychotic symptoms

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The given statement is false. Schizotypal and schizoid personality disorders do not experience psychotic symptoms. While both disorders are characterized by social and interpersonal difficulties, individuals with schizotypal personality disorder may exhibit odd or eccentric behavior, unusual beliefs or magical thinking, and may have brief episodes of psychosis. On the other hand, individuals with schizoid personality disorder tend to be emotionally detached, have limited social interactions, and do not experience psychosis. Therefore, it is incorrect to say that both disorders experience psychotic symptoms.

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  • 38. 

    Conceptually what are the first 6 steps to developing schizotypal pd

    • A.

      Core beliefs, early experiences, triggers, assumptions activated, compensatory strategies, underlying assumptions

    • B.

      Early experiences,compensatory strategies, core beliefs, underlying assumptions, triggers, assumptions activated

    • C.

      Early experiences, core beliefs, underlying assumptions, compensatory strategies, triggers, assumptions activated

    Correct Answer
    C. Early experiences, core beliefs, underlying assumptions, compensatory strategies, triggers, assumptions activated
    Explanation
    The correct answer is early experiences, core beliefs, underlying assumptions, compensatory strategies, triggers, assumptions activated. This sequence suggests that the development of schizotypal personality disorder begins with early experiences, which shape a person's core beliefs and underlying assumptions. These beliefs and assumptions then lead to the development of compensatory strategies to cope with the challenges they face. Triggers, such as stressful situations, can activate these compensatory strategies, leading to the activation of certain assumptions. This sequence implies that early experiences play a crucial role in shaping the development of schizotypal personality disorder.

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  • 39. 

    Select good treatment practices for schizotypal pd

    • A.

      Affirm superstitious behaviors

    • B.

      Anxiety reduction

    • C.

      Negotiating a collaborative problem list and goal list

    • D.

      Role play the ideas of reference

    • E.

      Paranoid belief change

    • F.

      Re framing core beliefs

    Correct Answer(s)
    B. Anxiety reduction
    C. Negotiating a collaborative problem list and goal list
    E. Paranoid belief change
    F. Re framing core beliefs
    Explanation
    The correct answer includes several treatment practices for schizotypal personality disorder. Anxiety reduction is important as individuals with this disorder often experience high levels of anxiety. Negotiating a collaborative problem list and goal list helps establish a therapeutic alliance and allows for the identification and prioritization of treatment targets. Paranoid belief change is crucial in addressing the paranoid thoughts and beliefs that are common in schizotypal PD. Re-framing core beliefs involves challenging and modifying maladaptive beliefs that contribute to the symptoms and impairments associated with the disorder. These treatment practices aim to reduce symptoms and improve functioning in individuals with schizotypal PD.

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