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how to tell if i have some sort of personality disorder?

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Dr. Kristine Gerwell
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
Seek assessment: Only a licensed and qualified psychologist or psychiatrist is truly capable of a clear diagnosis. If you believe you may have a personality disorder, seek an assessment rather than trying to self diagnose and treat issues that you may not have accurately determined to be present.

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A 24-year-old member asked:

What does it mean to have a personality disorder?

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Dr. Zinat Sobhani
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Dysfunctional caract: Personality is the way you have learned (or inherited) to how to interact, respond, perceive , life in general and will affect the perception of self/others, daily behavior, interaction with peers and outside/inside world in general.In general we use the term of "disorder: when this personality causes dysfunction in life. Many people have few traits of some personality but not the disorder.
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A 25-year-old member asked:

How can I determine whether I have a personality disorder or not?

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Dr. Mark Reynolds
Psychiatry 33 years experience
Personality disorder: Personality disorders are long-term maladaptive patterns of thoughts and behaviors that cause distress. There are many types with variable symptoms. Seeing a mental health professional for an evaluation would be the best way to proceed.
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A 28-year-old member asked:

Which type of personality disorder is it when someone feels the need to argue about meaningless issues?

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Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 60 years experience
Opposition disorder: Opposition disorder. This is the need to argue about anything rather than being considerate and cooperative. This is a psychological problem that may have a genetic basis.
Dr. Donald Hazlett
Psychiatry 54 years experience
Oppositional defiant disorder is a disorder of childhood for the most part. It is a pattern of persistent and almost universal defiance regarding rules, structure or any type of authoritarian control. It can involve screaming, yelling, and in the extreme, physical acting out to the point of being destructive. Other disorders may coexist. Some believe ODD to be a precursor to those other disorders.
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A 33-year-old member asked:

What is the treatment for personality disorder?

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Dr. Carin Van Gelder
Emergency Medicine 25 years experience
Big question.: Depends on which personality disorder (pd), what treatment has been attempted, patient characteristics, etc. A therapist would be helpful if you have specific questions.
A 44-year-old member asked:

What is a personality disorder.?

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Dr. Glen Elliott
Child Psychiatry 43 years experience
Longstanding traits: Personality disorders are characterized by longstanding behaviors that lead to impairments because of a person's interactional style and temperament. There are several "clusters": a) isolative, distrustful interactions with others; b) intense and/or destructive relationships, and c) unusual styles of interactions. The key is that these are chronic styles, not episodes such as depression.

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