Jason Bernard Christopher Rodriguez Christian Lopez

Jason Bernard
Christopher Rodriguez
Christian Lopez
Vignette: " Borderline Bob is the first to say something when the
donuts for the office do no arrive. 'Well, that's the last time I ever
order from Dirk's Donuts,' he growls. 'The food isn't even very
good!' His friends are silent remembering that only last month,
Bob was praising Dirk's for having the best donuts in the city. Since
Bob has borderline personality disorder, he often engages in this
type of black-and-white thinking, or splitting. Everything is either
all-good or all-bad, and Borderline Bob swings wildly between the
two. As a result, many of his relationships with people tend to be
unstable. He's actually been known to go out and get a beer or two
with Dirk, but is now ranting and calling him a 'donut-shilling dirt
Definition: People with this disorder tend to see things "Black and
White." It's either one way or the other. (Ex: Good/Bad) They have
long term patterns of turbulent/unstable emotions.
 Fear of being abandoned
 Feelings of emptiness and boredom
 Frequent displays of inappropriate anger - anger at wrong things
 Impulsiveness with money, substance abuse, sexual relationships,
binge eating, or shoplifting
 Intolerance of being alone
 Repeated crises and acts of self-injury, such as wrist cutting or
Theories of Development: The causes unknown. Genetic, family,
and social factors are thought to play roles. Increasing risk include:
being abandoned as a child, sexual abuse, poor communication w/
family, and disrupted family life.
Vignette: A 27-year-old banker who had already earned his first
million had developed a false story about his upbringing in a
foreign country. The story evolved from a series of non delusional
“sliding away from the truth,” which are frequently used by
narcissistic patients to support their grandiosity. Fully aware of its
falsehood, he elaborated on the story to friends and
acquaintances, as well as to the woman with whom he lived and
planned to marry. On introducing her to his family, however, his
duplicity was (predictably) revealed, and he entered treatment
ashamed and panic-stricken after the loss of his admiring
girlfriend. Although he acknowledged that her anger with him was
justified, he was shocked with self-righteous fury when she
actually decided to leave him.
Definition: a personality disorder in which the individual is
described as being excessively preoccupied with issues of personal
adequacy, power, prestige and vanity.
 Reacts to criticism with anger, shame, or humiliation
 May take advantage of others to reach his or her own goal
 Tends to exaggerate their own importance, achievements, and
 Imagines unrealistic fantasies of success, beauty, power,
intelligence, or romance
 Requires constant attention and positive reinforcement from
 Easily becomes jealous
 The hospitalization of patients with severe Narcissistic Personality
occurs frequently.
 Individual Psychotherapy
 Group Therapy
Vignette: Tommy Lynn Sells at first glance may have appeared to
be a normal man, however, he was living with a treacherous
secret. He had been killing over 70 people, the first starting at the
age of 16. His murders were mostly directed to children due to the
fact that he didn't want them to feel the pain he had felt of being
abused as a child. The survivor of his murders which led to his
capture said, "To be honest he was blank. I mean... There was no
emotion." She claims he didn't hesitate to slit her throat."
What Anti-Social is: Anti-Social personality
disorder can be describe as a chronic mental
illness in which a person thinking is
destructive and leads to the violation of
others, most likely in a criminal manner.
Symptoms Include:
Disregard for right and wrong- doesn't know
the difference of right nor wrong.
 Persistent lying or deceit- Lies naturally.
 Using charm or wit to manipulate othersuses looks to make people do w/e he/she
 Aggressive or violent behavior- Anger issues.
Picture of Aggressive Behavior
Theories of Causes: Inherited tendencies, or genes and child abuse.
People with antisocial or alcoholic parents are at increased risk.
Treatment: Difficult due to the fact that people think they do not
have a problem. People with this disorder may need treatment for
conditions like depression, anxiety, or thyroid disorder.
Combination of mental and medical health help treat antisocial.
Treatments include:
A Primary Care Doctor
A Psychiatrist
A Psychotherapist
A Pharmacist
Family Member
Social Workers
This disorder is most commonly found with serial killers or
mass murders.
Controversy whether Antisocial Disorders and Psychopathic
Personality (Psychopath) is the same disorder
Males are more likely to have this disorder (3%) than women
 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0001931/
 http://education-portal.com/academy/lesson/personalitydisorders.html