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Personality Disorders Cluster A, B & C Part 1

Personality Disorders Cluster A, B & C Part 1

Personality Disorders A personality disorder is considered to be a type of mental disorder where a person has a rigid and unhealthy pattern of thinking, functioning, and behaving. A person with a personality disorder may have trouble perceiving and relating to situations or people. Personality disorders can cause significant problems and limitations in a person’s …

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Personality Disorders Cluster B Part 2

Personality Disorders Cluster B Part 2

Cluster B Personality Disorders Cluster B personality disorders are commonly associated with dramatic, overly emotional or unpredictable thinking or behavior. These disorders include antisocial personality disorder, borderline personality disorder, histrionic personality disorder and narcissistic personality disorder. Antisocial Personality Disorder Disregard for others’ needs or feelings Constant lying, stealing, using aliases, conning others Repeated problems with …

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Personality Disorders Cluster A, B & C Part 3

Personality Disorders Cluster C Part 3

Cluster C personality disorders Cluster C personality disorders are commonly characterized by anxious, fearful thinking or behavior. They may include avoidant personality disorder, dependent personality disorder and obsessive-compulsive personality disorder. Avoidant personality disorder Overly sensitive to criticism or rejection Feeling inadequate, inferior or unattractive Avoidance of work activities that require interpersonal contact Socially inhibited, timid …

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Personality Disorders Cluster A, B & C Part 4

Personality Disorders Cluster A, B & C Part 4

When should you see a doctor? If you have symptoms or signs of a personality disorder, you should discuss your concerns with your doctor, a primary care professional, or mental health professional. If left untreated, personality disorders can potentially cause significant issues in your life. Personality disorders can also get worse if they are not …

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Human Health and Disease Susceptibility

Human health and disease susceptibility dominated studies for much of the twentieth century. The majority of these studies focused on identifying single genetic and environmental agents that could explain genetic variations, human health, and disease susceptibility. This new century has been characterized by huge advances in our understanding of Mendelian disorders with severe clinical outcomes. …

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Genetics of Populations as Related to Health and Disease

Specific diseases and health issues can be directly connected to the genetics of populations. The distribution of genetic variations differ greatly among human populations. This is largely due to their historical patterns of mutation, migration, reproduction, mating, selection, and genetic drift. Inherited mutations usually occur during gametogenesis within a single individual and eventually passed onto …

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