cluster B personality

cluster B personality

A narcissistic, histrionic, changeable personality that over-reacts to external circumstances, suffers frequent frustration, is often unhappy, angry and resentful and inclined to blame others for the unhappiness. People with cluster B personality often seek psychotherapy but seldom derive permanent benefit from it.
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People with cluster B personality disorders often appear overly dramatic, impulsive, emotional, and/or erratic.
San Luis Obispo, CA, August 24, 2017 --(PR.com)-- This week, a mother in New Orleans took matters into her own hands in an effort to educate Family Court Judges on Cluster B personality disorders (antisocial, narcissistic and borderline personality).
"I almost couldn't believe it when she reached out to me and stated that she wanted to pay for a billboard to help educate her local judges on Cluster B personality disorders.
This profile is often found in subjects with BPD or, in any case, with a cluster B personality disorder, so we labeled this cluster "the dysphoric type." In our sample, the association of these elements with the elevation of scales 2 and 7 could exclude the possibility of acting out of the aggressive components.
The effects of DSM-IV cluster B personality disorder symptoms on the termination and continuation of psychotherapy.
The "A-B-C's" of the cluster B's: Identifying understanding and treating cluster B personality disorders.
Most drug treatment studies have been on Cluster B personality disorders, which includes borderline and antisocial.
As is clear, almost all published work is limited to Cluster B personality disorders, and the use of antipsychotics, antidepressants, anxiolytics and mood stabilizers have been described.
And affective instability turns out to be an underappreciated hallmark of the cluster B personality disorders and the impulse-control disorders.
Diagnosis of any cluster B personality disorder was significantly associated only with self-report of institutional violence.
Such behaviors can be particularly problematic in patients with cluster B personality disorders, which include borderline, narcissistic, antisocial, and histrionic personality.