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Addictive Personality Disorder Treatment
With care: "addictive personality disorder" does not exist in the dsm-iv. But addiction itself is best treated in a comprehensive program involving mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual care. Some personality patterns may lead to difficulty, which can be dealt with in personal therapy. 12-step programs are also helpful in addressing common issues. The whole program is much larger than this, though. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Addiction is a condition in which a person has a strong, persistent physical and psychological need for a habit-forming substance (such as alcohol, cigarettes, or cocaine) or an activity (such as gambling). The person usually suffers physical or psychological withdrawal symptoms if he is unable to continue getting what ...Read more
What is the treatment for someone with sociopathic personality disorder? More than that, what is a spouse to do (me) when it's suspected?
If you think your : hubby has symptoms of Antisocial Personality Disorder, it is highly probable that you are a victim of verbal, physical or sexual spousal abuse. If so, call the 24/7 Portland Women's Crisis Line, 503-235-5333 See the http://ocadsv.org/looking-help list of local counseling & legal services. Seek individual therapy for yourself. No provider can advise you without first performing an assessment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Narcissism: Very legitimate, needs therapyGet a more detailed answer ›
Psychotherapy : Insight-oriented to get to the root issues; also, therapy will help examine and revisit related thoughts and belief systems and develop and strengthen some coping skills to deal with the related uncomfortable feelings. ...Read more
What is your opinion on borderline personality disorder? What do you think is the most effective treatment?
Meds & therapy: Borderline personality disorder is often the result of childhood trauma. It results in emotions and relationships being chaotic much of the time. Medication and therapy work best together. Xanax is not a long term answer. However, long term therapy that includes trauma, relaxation, dbt and relationship therapies can be very helpful. See an md, psychiatrist and therapist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Rx must to be wanted: The DX of antisocial personality disorder is a pattern of behavior that is related to violaqting the rights of others -it is seldom dystonic-or undesired by the individual, usually others are bothered by the individuals behavior, not the individual themselves. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How do I find treatment for borderline personality disorder in staten island ny I am willing to go outside the borough for excellent help. I have BP 2?
I often wondered if I have borderline personality disorder or another pd, i seem to fit all the symptoms. What would be my treatment if diagnosed?
Borderline PD: People with borderline pd usually need long term psychotherapy -- generally insight-oriented. Many of the issues are interpersonal, & will probably arise in relationship with the therapist. Working through them provides opportunity for healing. Dialectical behavioral therapy is additional help with skills to manage painful emotions. Medications for depression, anxiety, and psychotic episodes. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
According to the dsm IV tr, a personality disorder is: an enduring pattern of inner experience and behavior that deviates markedly from the expectations of the individual's culture, is pervasive and inflexible, has an onset in adolescence or early adulthood, is stable over time, and leads ...Read more
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