23 - Schizoid, Paranoid & Schizotypal Personality Disorders. The Odd & Eccentric Cluster.

This week we're back from our summer holiday & digging into personality disorders. Join us in the first episode of our mini series on personality disorders. We are starting off with Cluster A personality disorders, namely Schizoid, Paranoid and Schizotypal PDs. This cluster is known as the Odd & Eccentric cluster. We'll chat about the main features of each diagnosis, some theory, what it is like to work with clients who have traits or full blown PDs and the complexity of treatment. As always, we wrap up with things we came across: Amy talks about how a picture of a sun can make us tip more and Hunter is inspired by the Slow Burn podcast to talk about the Martha Mitchell effect.

Amy's articles/resources:

Paranoid Personality Disorder: https://guilfordjournals.com/doi/abs/10.1521/pedi_2012_26_055

Cluster A personality disorders in childhood:  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2992453/

Clinician's Guide to the Diagnosis and Treatment of Personality Disorders - Daniel Fox


Hunter's articles/resources:

Personality Disorders in Modern Life - Theodore Millon & Roger Davis


Things we came across:

Tipping: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11026416

Martha Mitchell Effect: https://thepsychologist.bps.org.uk/volume-16/edition-8/beliefs-about-delusions

Slow burn podcast: http://www.slate.com/articles/slate_plus/watergate.html