A member asked about a 38-year-old male:
how or by whom would i have someone evaluated for antisocial personality disorder or narcissistic personality disorder?
2 doctor answers • 8 doctors weighed in
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
By a: Psychiatrist by taking detailed history, observation and screening questions
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Psychiatry 25 years experience
Evaluation by a: psychiatrist, psychologist or licensed clinical social worker would be options.
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A 28-year-old member asked:
What exactly is "gender confusion" and is it a sign of bipolar or borderline personality disorder?
4 doctor answers • 12 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 48 years experience
No: Tomboy girls and sensitive boys may have gender confusion. Bipolar and borderline personality disorders are separate and distinct disorders. "gender confusion" is not a psychological disorder. Gender identity and gender confusion in children are discussed in detail by experts in the ages and stages section of the aap's healthychildren.Org website. Check it out and get back to me.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Is borderline personality disorder associated with being emotionally abused as a child?
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Child Psychiatry 24 years experience
Yes.: As children try to cope with abuse, often from a loved one, they often respond with anxiety, guardedness, hypervigillance, difficulty trusting others, dissociation, and anger. Over time this creates a pattern of relating to others and especially stress that is marked by poor attention, outbursts of anger, emotional instability, unstable relationships, dissociation, and even transient psychosis.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Is borderline personality disorder associated with body dysmorphia?
3 doctor answers • 7 doctors weighed in
Psychiatry 16 years experience
Yes: But "yes" or "no" is too simple of an explanation. Bpd can result in a distortion of one's view of reality -- including body image. But the key word is "can." it does not, and often will not, cause such a distortion.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Is it possible for rta to cause the onset of personality disorder in a teenager with past traumas?
1 doctor answer • 6 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 50 years experience
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Can having a paranoid personality disorder prevent someone from living a fullfilling life?
2 doctor answers • 2 doctors weighed in
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Paranoid: Being suspicious of hidden motives of others can interfere with daily functioning and social interactions.
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Last updated Oct 31, 2020
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