depressive delusions, in which people feel that they have committed horrible crimes or sinful deeds; somatic delusions, such as believing your body is “rotting away” or that it is emitting foul odors; delusions of grandeur, in which people think they are extremely important; delusions of influence, in which people feel they are being controlled or influenced by others or by unseen forces; delusions of persecution, in which people believe that others are “out to get them” delusions of reference, in which people give great personal meaning to unrelated events. For instance, delusional people sometimes think that television programs are giving them a special personal message
Early Psychological Trauma: Psychological injury or shock, often caused by violence, abuse, or neglect Disturbed Family Environment: Stressful or unhealthy family relationships, communication patterns, and emotional atmosphere Deviant Communication Patterns: Cause guilt, anxiety, anger, confusion, and turmoil
The inability to make decisions or to act independently.
Fails to take responsibility for one’s own life, instead relies on other to make their decisions.
Can’t tolerate being alone.
Has a fear of abandonment.
Passive-Aggressive Personality Disorder
Unassertive, indirect resistance to demands, as in forgetting, procrastinating, being late, and being indifferent.
Schizophrenic Disorders Mental Disorders that interfere greatly with life. Common Symptoms: Cognitive Distortions Hallucinations Delusions Behavioral and Social Disturbances Language Problems Emotional Disturbances