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Are Personality Disorders True Mental Illnesses
Yes, it is: Yes, paranoid personality disorder is a real mental illness. In it, there's a fixed, pervasive, and relatively inflexible pattern of distrust and suspiciousness such that others' motives are interpreted as malevolent. It generally begins in teen years or early adulthood, and differs markedly from one's culture. It causes distress in important areas of functioning, like relationships or work. ...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
Is a criminal who suffers from a mental illness or personality disorder really at fault for the crime (s) they commit?
It depends: This isn't exactly a medical question, it's more of a legal or moral one. But laws in the us generally hold that if a person cannot tell right from wrong due to a mental illness, then they are "not guilty by reason of insanity" (or similar language depending on the state). Most mental illness is not severe enough to meet this standard, and the "insanity defense" is actually used fairly rarely. ...Read more
Personality disorder: Yes. Personality disorders are a class of mental disorders. There are many different types of personality disorders. ...Read more
Yes.: Obviously, a skilled mental health physician needs to make this type of diagnosis -- but that's what we are trained to do. ...Read more
Get diagnosed: Personality disorders are difficult to live with and hard to treat. Usually if u have a personality disorder u do not realize that u have a problem, people close to u do. If u have been told u have one and are asking for help that is a major step. Follow through and speak to a therapist. They will start with what's bothering u, which is your healthier side and move on from there. It will take time. ...Read more
Personality disorder: The development of our personalities as well as personality disorders is largely shaped by our traumas and life events. ...Read more
I've experienced mental health issues for a long time and was just diagnosed with personality disorder nos. What is that?
NOS: It means not otherwise specified, meaning the symptoms do not fit one personality diagnosis or another, but has features of several. ...Read more
How can I know whether I have a sociopathic personality disorder or not? I was told that people didn't feel love at my age either, is this true?
Start with Dr: First, see the dr. And get started with any proper psychiatric diagnosis, which may certainly include a psychiatrist input. As far as feeling love, . ..Definitely all people, at all ages can experience love both in giving it and receiving it. Love is a gift we all have inherently inside us, you just need to find it, and when you do, your world will change my friend! God bless. ...Read more
What is a multi personality disorder and what is the symptoms? I heard my teacher got fired because he had a mental problem and I thought it was this
Not insane: No. Antisocial personality disorder is not psychosis. Sane and insane are basically legal terms to distinguish whether a person is in touch with reality enough to know right from wrong. Individuals with antisocial personally disorder are in touch with reality enough to know right from wrong. However, they have not internalized society's moral values and are lacking in conscience and empathy. ...Read more
Why is it that some days I am in love with myself and other days I despise myself with a passion? Personality disorder? Mood disorder? Mental disorder
Impossible to say: What is clear is that you are suffering from this. I would recommend that you see your family doctor to rule out any physical illness and then either a psychologist or a psychiatrist who can take your history and diagnose what ails you. Then you can safely proceed with an agreed upon treatment plan. Help is available, so please utilize the mental health resources available. You deserve this help. ...Read more
Personality Disorder: This is a bit of a semantic problem. Personality disorders are not seen as major mental illnesses, like bipolar, schizophrenia, depressive or anxiety disorders. They are not very responsive to meds. However, they do affect the quality of life and may generate the above conditions in certain circumstances. Avoidant pd can overlap with anxiety disorders, such as panic disorder or social phobia. ...Read more
Antisocial: Yes, it is. The hallmark of this disorder is the person seems to have no conscience, or sense of morality, or right or wrong. This person cannot empathize with others, is opportunistic, predatory, and often thrill seeking. An example of this would be Charles Manson. ...Read more
It's possible: The criteria for mental illness disability is set by the state. Generally any disability must be severe enough to impair various life functions (work, school, relationships). Borderline personality disorder, when left untreated, can be quite debilitating to ones life functioning. One has to go through disability evaluation process. ...Read more
Borderline: Is a personality disorder characterised by severe mood fluctuations, chaotic unstable interpersonal relationships, disturbed identity & self-image, chronic feelings of emptiness, impulsivity, chronic recurrent suicidal behaviors, transient paranoea or dissociation, & inability to control anger. It is classified as mental illness under cluster b personality disorders. ...Read more
Ill Personality: Antisocial personality disorder is a mental illness and, while it is difficult to treat, it is treated primarily with psychotherapy and, sometimes, with added medications. Unfortunately, people with this disorder may not want treatment or think they need it. Often individuals with antisocial personality disorder are arrested because they have little or no regard for right and wrong. ...Read more
Can all patients of borderline personality disorder get sent to mental institutions for some time?
What do you suggest if I would like to see my doctor about getting diagnosed with a mental/personality disorder?
Not a problem.: If you have insurance, go to the insurance website and search for docs in your geographic. Check benefits and call the doc's office. Psychologists and psychiatrists are your best choices because its their specialty, especially psychologists because they can administer personality and other tests that tend to go a little deeper. Find a licensed professional, regardless. ...Read more
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Can I be declared to have a mental illness disability for borderline personality disorder in tennessee?
One of my fears/anxieties is developing a severe personality disorder/going crazy. I heard if you fear going crazy it generally means you're not, true?
Ptsd from borderline personality disorder? I was told that the emotions from borderline personality disorder are so strong that it can cause so much trauma it gives you ptsd is this true?
Chicken/ egg??: This sounds a bit hard to track but... Individuals with borderline personality disorder have been traumatized in some manner early in life. Their behaviors and beliefs may make them vulnerable to particular stressors throughout their life. Examples are that depression and ptsd are seen more often in individuals with borderline personality disorder than the general population. ...Read more
I'm having trouble getting aroused. I have mental issues like borderline personality disorder and bipolar disorder. Is that a possible reason? Tips?
Are mental illnesses narcissistic personality disorder and psychotic depression related to one another?
It can happen: The 2 conditions are not directly related. But narcissistic personality-disordered people can become very depressed -- sometimes even psychotically so. This may happen due to perceived failures in empathy, to which they are exquisitely sensitive. Rather than being a little hurt and getting over it like less impaired people might, an npd person may lose his/her entire feeling of self-hood. ...Read more
Can fear of abandonment be manifested as a key symptom in other mental illness besides borderline personality disorder?
Fear of abandonment: Is not unique to Borderline Personality Disorder which includes a pattern of unstable intense relationships, distorted self-image, extreme emotions and impulsiveness. It may occur in otherwise healthy individuals or in individuals who are anxious and/or depressed. Develop emotional self-reliance, positive self-esteem, self-confidence and realistic relationships. Therapy can help. Best regards. ...Read more
How long does it take to diagnose someone with bipolar disorder &/or borderline personality disorder? R these mental illnesses or personality traits?
Variable: It may take several sessions of history-gathering and observing to make diagnoses of this type -- but symptoms & mental status signs may be clear from the start. Borderline personality disorder and bipolar disorder are both mental illnesses, not just personality traits. Both may be present in the same person. Borderline pd often has more intense symptoms in intimate relationships than others. ...Read more
Is it true that there's no treatment for borderline personality disorder? And I take Neurontin (gabapentin) so is it effecting my bpd?
Not true: That said, it is a difficult personality to have or to work with. There is no pill you can take to change any personality past the moment. Patient trusting talk therapy w/ a mature highly skilled person can help you but it's slow. The neurotonin should help a bit if anything, so don't worry. If you can, find a solid therapist and build a relationship. Be honest. Best wishes to you! I hope you win! ...Read more
Can mental illness's such as bi-polar disorder, ADHD and borderline personality disorder cause a person to burnout faster than others?
If untreated...: All mental health problems can cause a person to "burn out" faster if gone untreated, especially those you listed. The above mental health problems have symptoms realted to hyperactivity and mood libility, which cause other problems such as fatigue etc (aka, burn out). I suggest one seeks proper mental health treatment for any and all mental health problems. ...Read more