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A 47-year-old member asked:

how would i get help with personality disorder?

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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Personality DO: Work with psychotherapist experienced in treating personality disorders, especially dialectical behavior therapy.
Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology 14 years experience
Or psychoanalysis
Jun 28, 2015
Dr. Linda Kondilis
Clinical Psychology 9 years experience
Therapy: Therapy can help with a personality disorder. You can learn skills that help you overcome the parts of your personality d/o that gets in the way or makes you unhappy. Once you meet with a therapist, they can offer other interventions. For some, meds, group work can also help. You'll have to first meet with a professional and come up with a plan together. Look here: http://locator.apa.org/
Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
Pediatrics 41 years experience
Don't think of yourself as defective. Think of yourself as deciding that some ways of thinking are not working for you so you are going to study new ways. You are still the same precious person you were before diagnosis. Cherish who you are and change/grow for YOU because you deserve to be happy. Be proud of yourself for having the courage to ask this question. It is am impressive first step.
Oct 19, 2014
Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology 14 years experience
Jun 28, 2015

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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.
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.
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 46-year-old member asked:

What does it mean to have dual personality disorder?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
No such thing: There is no "dual personality disorder" in the mental health diagnostic system. However, there is a dissociative identity disorder -- where 2 or more alternate identity or personality states take control of a person. Each of these has its own characteristics, mannerisms, memories, and ways of experiencing -- and behaving in -- the world. It can follow from severe childhood trauma.
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A 20-year-old female asked:

I really think I have some kind of personality disorder. Ive tried getting help from the NHS by self referring myself to places but everytime I talk to someone its like theyre NOT LISTENING. They only hear what they want to hear. I need help?

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Dr. Richard Romano
Internal Medicine 9 years experience
Personality disorder: People with a personality disorder is difficult to treat. A typical problem with them is that they complain about the health care system taking care of them and are unwilling to listen to recommendations. It's great you are asking for help but it should be understood that people with personality disorders take time to recognize the barriers they create to get themselves better,

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