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Anger Addiction And Personality Disorder
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 type of personality disorder mimics others, has anger issues and doesn't admit when they are wrong?
I have what's called axis II personality disorder ... I feel nothing but only anger, is there anything i can do to change?
Anger: Intense anger is a frequent part of personality disorders. If you have been diagnosed with a personality disorder, psychotherapy with an experienced psychologist or psychiatrist is the best way to address it. Also staying away from alcohol or other recreational drugs is necessary too. Sometimes medications can be a helpful part of treatment -- a psychiatrist can assess this possibility in you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do I have a personality disorder?I have anger problems and mood swings.I am turning shy ( i used to be very social).
Don't self-diagnose: It may be a mistake to try to self-diagnose. What is good is that you are reflecting on qualities you are not pleased with and considering ways that you might challenge them. It takes courage to do this. But try not to think that you have to do it alone. You can search for a professional that you feel you can trust who will keep you from being too hard on yourself and provide real help with this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What should I be doing to control my borderline personality disorder while I can't pay for counseling? I have trouble with anger and abandonment.
Do I have some kind of bipolar disorder or something similar? My dad has anger problems. My mom is dyslexic. My sister has bipolar and borderline personality disorder. My family is basically messed up. My sister and i are very similar. We have both been t
Conduct Disorder: Conduct disorder occurs in childhood and adolescence. It involves long-term (chronic) behavior problems like defiant, impulsive behavior; drug use; truancy before age 13; and criminal activity. It can be associated w/addiction in the parents, child abuse, family conflict, poverty, etc. Untreated or treated unsuccessfully, kids with this may go on to develop antisocial pd after age 18. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Find a specialist: To get help for addiction, see someone who specializes in addiction medicine or addiction psychiatry. The american society of addiction medicine (www.Asam.Org) and the american academy of addiction psychiatry (www.Aaap.Org) can steer you to experts in your area. Treatment programs can be found through http://findtreatment.Samhsa.Gov/. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How do you get a person w narcissistic personality disorder to seek help to improve quality of life when they can't acknowledge they have an issue?
Narcisstic Tx: This is a tough assignment. There really is no treatment for anyone who does not want treatment no matter the disorder. It could be this or any addiction. They have to hit bottom before they are ready to discuss treatment. If this person comes face-to-face with lossing someone or something of value you can discuss treatment. Don't call it narcissism. Better to take a trait of selfishness to work. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Substance abuse: Treating both substance abuse and a personality disorder at the same time is very challenging. Programs such as the clarity program offered by the eagle advancement institute out of farmington, mi is a great program which can treat your addiction while treating your mental health also. There aftercare program is excellent. ...Read more
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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