Psychiatry Quiz #17: Personality Disorders

1. A 25-year-old man is brought to the emergency department by his friends after he impulsively jumped off a small bridge into a river, narrowly avoiding injury. His friends report that this behavior is part of a pattern of risky behaviors, including substance abuse and frequent physical fights. He has had multiple short-term romantic relationships and often expresses feelings of emptiness. Which of the following personality disorders is most likely associated with this presentation?

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2. A 40-year-old woman presents to her primary care physician complaining of loneliness and a desire for closer relationships. She reports a long-standing pattern of avoiding social situations due to fears of criticism, rejection, and disapproval. She has a few close friends and has never been in a romantic relationship. She expresses a strong desire for connections but is paralyzed by her fear of negative evaluation. Which of the following personality disorders best describes her symptoms? 

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3. A 32-year-old man is referred to a psychiatrist by his employer for an evaluation due to concerns about his interactions at work. He is described as arrogant, has a sense of entitlement, lacks empathy, and frequently envies others or believes that others are envious of him. He often talks about his own achievements and talents, expecting to be recognized as superior without commensurate achievements. Which of the following personality disorders does this presentation suggest? 

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4. A 24-year-old woman is brought to the psychiatrist by her parents due to concerns about her behavior. They describe her as being excessively dramatic, constantly seeking attention, and behaving inappropriately to be the center of attention. She is easily influenced by others and often appears superficial in her emotions. Which of the following personality disorders is most consistent with this description? 

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5. A 28-year-old man is evaluated for difficulties in his personal relationships. He has a history of disregarding the rights of others since adolescence, including instances of theft, deceit for personal gain or pleasure, and a lack of remorse for his actions. He has been in legal trouble multiple times for aggressive and unlawful behaviors. Which of the following personality disorders best describes this individual's behavior? 

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