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What causes personality disorder?

What causes personality disorder?

Multifactorial: Frontal, temporal, and parietal lobe abnormalities may be seen possibly due to perinatal injury, encephalitis, trauma, or genetics. May also see diminished monoamine oxidase (MAO) and serotonin levels. The role these play is unknown. Developmental abnormalities secondary to abuse, neglect or incest may be present. ...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


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What is personality disorder like?

What is personality disorder like?

There are many.: There are many types of personality disorders. The important thing to remember is that traits are only considered to be a disorder if they are inflexible. Inflexible traits that are maladaptive to the environment and cause significant functional impairment or subjective distress are the hallmark of a personality disorder. ...Read more

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Is disosial personality disorder a ilness?

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Is disosial personality disorder a ilness?

Antisocial?: Do you mean antisocial personality disorder? Yes, it is an illness, just like any other; treatment is by therapy. Personality disorders are notoriously difficult to manage. ...Read more

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What are the signs of having dissociative personality disorder?

Can be difficult: One has to be careful with this diagnosis, as individuals can be prone to believing they have this based upon unwitting reinforcment of the idea by an inexperienced or naive professional. This is serious and one should find and experienced provider. Often there is a history of abuse, and disting periods of time where an individual has conductied activities for which they have no recall. ...Read more

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Is Aspergers a personality disorder?

Is Aspergers a personality disorder?

No: What was formerly called Asperger's is now included in the mild end of the spectrum of autism. It is not a personality disorder, rather a different way of being that is in the spectrum primarily because the social difficulties (social tone deafness) experienced is out of proportion to otherwise normal to very high intelligence. ...Read more

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Can you have avoidance personality disorder?

Can you have avoidance personality disorder?

Yes...: Some research place the prevalence of apd at over 2%. In a population of around 312 millions (us pop.), that translates to over 6.2 millions! such a condition, though, is best diagnosed by a professional (psychologist or psychiatrist). ...Read more

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What is psychopathic personality disorder like?

What is psychopathic personality disorder like?

Politicians?: Dsm-v: individuals are arrogant and self-centered, feel privileged and entitled.They have an exaggerated sense of self-importance and are primarily motivated by self-serving goals.  they seek power over others and will manipulate, exploit, deceive, con, or otherwise take advantage of others, in order to inflict harm or to achieve their goals.  they are callous and have little empathy for others. ...Read more

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Why is it called border line personality disorder?

Controversial name: Early use of this term intended to reflect its' position between neurosis and psychosis - that borderline territory. As time has passed other elements of the personality also have been seen to be neither/nor, on/off, close/distant. These are not the moods of bipolar but rather styles or traits. The bipolar moods often are also present and then there may be a dual diagnosis. Many dislike the term. ...Read more

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Could writer's/author's personality disorder exist?

Personality disorder: Personality disorders could be identified among individuals in any occupational category. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have dual personality disorder?

What does it mean to have dual personality disorder?

No such thing: There is no "dual personality disorder" in the mental health diagnostic system. However, there is a dissociative identity disorder -- where 2 or more alternate identity or personality states take control of a person. Each of these has its own characteristics, mannerisms, memories, and ways of experiencing -- and behaving in -- the world. It can follow from severe childhood trauma. ...Read more

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Where do I go if I have neurotic personality disorder?

Where do I go if I have neurotic personality disorder?

See a therapist: I don't know of an actual diagnosis called "neurotic personality disorder." but considering the many things that can go wrong with us in early family life, being "neurotic" (having some anxiety, indecision, and social maladjustments, etc) is an achievement! :-) there are many experienced therapists who'd be glad to assist you in gaining relief from these concerns. Best place to go, i think. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of neurotic personality disorder?

Over reactive: Freud was one of the first to describe the neurotic personality, although there is no formal diagnosis of neurotic personality disorder. It has come to mean an individual who is emotionally over reactive because of the failure to repress certain drives and conflicts. These individuals find it difficult to sit thru scary movies, they take things too personally, and are easily moved to tears. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of egocentric personality disorder?

What are the symptoms of egocentric personality disorder?

Narcissism: Do you mean narcissistic personality disorder? Narcissistic personality disorder is characterized by unwarranted feelings of self-importance. A sense of entitlement and grandiosity. They have a strong need for admiration, but lack feelings of empathy. These qualities are usually defenses against a deep feeling of inferiority. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is being an egocentric person a personality disorder or what?

Is being an egocentric person a personality disorder or what?

Narcissism: It's a spectrum. We all have to be a bit egocentric to survive in the western world. Narcissistic personality disorder is characterized by unwarranted feelings of self-importance. A sense of entitlement and grandiosity. They have a strong need for admiration, but lack feelings of empathy. These qualities are usually defenses against a deep feeling of inferiority. Therapy can help. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is constant avoidance of situations a personality disorder?

Possibly: There are people with avoidant personality disorder who may consistently avoid social settings. This is also seen in schizoid personality disorder. However, this type of symptom can be found in other emotional problems as well, such as depression and various types of anxiety. ...Read more

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Does everyone who experience abuse have a personality disorder?

Does everyone who experience abuse have a personality disorder?

NO -- absolutely not: People who have been abused may have all kinds of symptoms, including personality disorders -- but this is not an automatic outcome. Many such people do develop self-defeating behaviors, even if not a full "personality disorder" syndrome. Other results can include post-traumatic stress d/o, with hypervigilance, flashbacks, avoidance, irritability, dissociation, etc. There's help and hope, though! ...Read more

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Hoping you can tell me, is personality disorder a mental illness?

Personality disorder: Yes. Personality disorders are a class of mental disorders. There are many different types of personality disorders. ...Read more

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