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How is addictive personality disorder treated?

How is addictive personality disorder treated?

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 more

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Dr. Vasu Brown
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Addiction (Definition)

Addiction is a primary, chronic disease of brain reward, motivation, memory, and related circuitry. Dysfunction in these circuits leads to characteristic biological, psychological, social and spiritual manifestations. This is reflected in an individual pathologically pursuing reward and/or relief by substance use and other behaviors. A person affected by addiction will be unable to consistently Abstain from use, will have Impaired Behavioral control, will have Craving or increased "hunger" for drugs or rewarding experiences, will have a Dysfunctional Emotional response, and will show diminished recognition of significant problems with their own ...Read more


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What is the treatment for borderline personality disorder?

What is the treatment for borderline personality disorder?

Therapy: Dialectical behavioral therapy includes a focus on mindfulness and self-regulation of emotions. Other treatments include cognitive-behavioral therapy which focuses on identifying and changing the beliefs that may be distorted in this illness, and schema based therapy which focuses on changing the negative ways people view themselves which may cause an unstable self-image and relations w/ others. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for antisocial personality disorder?

See an expert: A lot of things *look like* antisocial personality disorder from the outside. An expert evaluation is in order. If the person truly has a psychopathic personality, they have little incentive to change. External structure and monitoring may be the only answer. If the antisocial behavior is caused by something else, psychotherapy may potentially accomplish a great deal. ...Read more

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What treatment is needed for histrionic personality disorder?

Longer, usually: In general, more ingrained troubles take longer (and possibly more intensive) treatment. Cbt/schema therapy, interpersonal, and psychodynamic/analytic approaches are best known in this area. The difficulty is more a part of the person's general functioning (their 'personality') than, say, a phobia, and the therapist must gradually 'show' the patient without rupturing the working relationship. ...Read more

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Why isn't there treatment for antisocial personality disorder?

Why isn't there treatment for antisocial personality disorder?

The number one: Reason why there is little treatment available for antisocial personality disorder is that the person does not feel the need nor the desire for treatment. ...Read more

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Antisocial personality disorder. Is there any treatment for this ?

Antisocial personality disorder. Is there any treatment for this ?

Tough to treat: It is hard to treat any personality disorder because it is ingrained in the person's sense of self. Usually they do not think there is anything wrong with them and do not seek treatment unless someone else forces them to. If they also avoid social interactions they will try to avoid therapists, too. If they feel any discomfort with their behavior, that is where to try to help them. ...Read more

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Please describe the treatment goals for borderline personality disorder?

Symptom management: I usually focus on symptom management. Feelings of instability or intense emotionality are of primary concern. Relationship goals are closely related to the expressed symptoms. ...Read more

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Why is there no effective treatment for antisocial personality disorder?

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 more

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Dr. Andrew Berry
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Personality Disorder (Definition)

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