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The Rock & Roll Shrink Radio Show Ep. 70 - Cluster Bs (Narcissists, APD, etc.)

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Tonight’s show is called, “Cluster Bs (Narcissists, Antisocials, Histrionics, & Borderlines).” 

Most of us have heard several of these mental health disorder terms thrown around in social media and pop culture media, but few laypersons have a very accurate understanding of what they mean, and the appropriate times to use them.

First, let’s explain what the 10 Personality Disorders are that are listed in the DSM-V. Secondly, we will focus on the 3 Clusters into which the 10 are divided, and primarily on Cluster B of 3, which covers the dramatic, emotional or erratic disorders. We have covered bits and pieces of all these pathologies in prior episodes but have never dedicated an entire show just to the famous Cluster Bs, which are one of the most often discussed mental health topics that we have covered on this show (aside from Depression and Suicide.)

Then, we will talk about coping with persons who have any of the four diagnoses within the Cluster.

Tonight, we will discuss:

• The DSM-V’s 10 Personality Disorders, and the 3-Cluster structure (A, B, & C)

• What does Cluster B mean, and what four personality disorders does it cover?

• An understanding of the 4 Cluster B disorders

• How to cope with Cluster B disorders, as someone who has one or as someone who has a loved one who has one.

We'll start off the evening with some topic-relevant Classic Rock played by Dr. Mathis, followed by Classic Rock trivia, in "The Rock & Roll Shrink Recalls," followed by our topic discussion.