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are personality disorders true mental illnesses

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience in Psychiatry
Yes, it is: Yes, paranoid personality disorder is a real mental illness. In it, there's a fixed, pervasive, and relatively inflexible pattern of distrust and sus ... Read More

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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Reidbord
35 years experience in Psychiatry
It depends: This isn't exactly a medical question, it's more of a legal or moral one. But laws in the us generally hold that if a person cannot tell right from w ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kristie Deblasio
11 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Personality disorder: Yes. Personality disorders are a class of mental disorders. There are many different types of personality disorders.
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Dr. Mark Diamond
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Yes: Unfortunately, young children do have such problems, but can be very difficult to diagnose. Properly this should be done , if necessary by a trained p ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Lavi
34 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Get diagnosed: Personality disorders are difficult to live with and hard to treat. Usually if u have a personality disorder u do not realize that u have a problem, p ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Personality disorder: The development of our personalities as well as personality disorders is largely shaped by our traumas and life events.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in Psychiatry
NOS: It means not otherwise specified, meaning the symptoms do not fit one personality diagnosis or another, but has features of several.
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience in Family Medicine
Start with Dr: First, see the dr. And get started with any proper psychiatric diagnosis, which may certainly include a psychiatrist input. As far as feeling love, . ... Read More
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Dr. Ernest Bordini
31 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Dissociative Identit: The modern term for this is dissociative identity disorder, which is quite rare. Many people unfamiliar with this tend to believe all mentally ill pe ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Golden
45 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Not insane: No. Antisocial personality disorder is not psychosis. Sane and insane are basically legal terms to distinguish whether a person is in touch with reali ... Read More
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