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Anxiety Related Disorders/ Neurotic Disorders

PTSD/ Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

– usually characterized according to onset, as either acute or delayed.

General Anxiety Disorder

Somatoform Disorder

  • Conversion Disorder
  • Hypochondriasis
  • Somatization Disorder

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)


Remember: Therapeutic Communication is important to know for the NCLEX Exam:


  • Client: “I am really mad at my father for what he did.”
  • Nurse: “You sound angry.”


  • Nurse: “Go ahead, tell me more..”


  • “During the last several minutes we have talked about…”


Personality Disorder (Composed of):

Cluster A:

  • Paranoid Personality
  • Schizoid Personality
  • Schizotypal Personality

Cluster B:

  • Histrionic Personality
  • Narcissistic Personality
  • Antisocial Personality
  • Borderline Personality

Cluster C

  • Dependent Personality
  • Avoidant Personality
  • Obsessive Compulsive Personality



Know the different types of Common Behavioral Patterns:

  • Regression
  • Anger
  • Hostility/ Aggressiveness
  • Violence
  • Manipulation
  • Dependence
  • Detachment
  • Shame



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