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Doctor insights on: Avoidant Personality Disorder Treatment Guidelines

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Is thinkrightnow cds to cure avoidant personality disorder affective?

Is thinkrightnow cds to cure avoidant personality disorder affective?

CDs and books: can be valuable additions to psychotherapy, but seeing a psychotherapist raises the probability of a good outcome. Relating to another person, in this case a professional, is a good antidote for avoidance. I'm not familiar w/the CDs you mention. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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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Symptoms of oppositional defiant disorder, conduct disorder, anti-social personality disorder, what to do?

Symptoms of oppositional defiant disorder, conduct disorder, anti-social personality disorder, what to do?

Psychologist: Your need long term psychological counselling, behaviour modifications, group therapy. Please get help from a psycholigist. ...Read more

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How effective is rational emotive behavior therapy for treating obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)?

How effective is rational emotive behavior therapy for treating obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)?

Rational emotive: therapy is an early form of Cognitive Therapy or CT. Research shows Exposure+Response Prevention and CT work best. E+RP is a structured program of confronting the feared situation or thought without using the compulsive behavior to escape from it. CT challenges faulty thinking associated with OCD. Effective treatment with either approach takes a very skilled therapist. ...Read more

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Are abandonment fears in borderline personality disorder considered infantile features?

Are abandonment fears in borderline personality disorder considered infantile features?

Adults fear it too.: Fear of abandonment is, if we're honest, wide spread. Panic and terrible reactive behaviors are, fortunately, rare and might be seen in bpd. I think the word "infantile" refers to the basis of the problem. That it begins when a baby experiences ongoing stress from questionable parenting - even including actual or temporary abandonment. It disrupts the development of trust which is critical. ...Read more

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How do social anxiety disorder and avoidant personality disorder differ?

How do social anxiety disorder and avoidant personality disorder differ?

The major difference: Is that with social anxiety disorder, the person is uncomfortable with the fact that they have difficulty in social situations and want the overcome the disorder. Someone with an avoidant personality disorder does not want to change or be around people. They are happy being a hermit. ...Read more

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How is antisocial personality disorder self-diagnosed?

How is antisocial personality disorder self-diagnosed?

It's not.: It takes a thorough evaluation to make any accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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What's the prognosis for avoidant personality disorder?

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What's the prognosis for avoidant personality disorder?

Hard to say: Personality disorders don't happen just in days. It would take a while for someone with personality disorder to learn different ways of seeing this world and respond differently. However, if the person recognizes his/her struggle and is longing for some positive changes in his/her life, I am still opmistic. ...Read more

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How are bipolar disorder and borderline personality disorder different?

How are bipolar disorder and borderline personality disorder different?

Bipolar vs Borderlin: Bipolar disorder is a mood disorder consisting of both depressive episodes and manic or hypomanic ones. People with bipolar disorder often have normal personalities between episodes of illness. Borderline pd is a pervasive and continuous (not episodic) personality pattern with volatile relationships, extreme anger, fear of abandonment, self-injury, identity diffusion, impulsiveness, etc. ...Read more

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"is the avoidant personality disorder a mental illness?"

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

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Who discovered anti social personality disorder?

ASPD: The concept of antisocial personality disorder has changed in history, and there was first described in greece as the unscrupulous man. The work of many researchers has been base for the current description in the diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders used in practice nowadays. The topic is incredibly interesting, wide and controversial. I recommend you a bibliographic search. ...Read more

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How are social phobia and avoidant personality disorder different?

How are social phobia and avoidant personality disorder different?

There is similarity: Research has found few differences between the kinds of symptoms that people with sad and apd have. Because of the similarities between sad and apd, people are often diagnosed as having both disorders. Like sad, the central fear of people with apd is rejection, ridicule and humiliation by others. However, people with apd tend to have a broader range of symptoms, and the symptoms tend to be more se. ...Read more

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Are anti psychotics an effective treatment for borderline personality disorder?

General not: Generally anti-psychotics are not effective, especially by themselves for bpd. There are effective psychotherapies. ...Read more

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What is anti-social personality disorder?

People who have no: Conscience, break the law with no concern for others, con men have antisocial personality disorder. It is very hard to treat since they believe their behavior is justified and do not care to change. ...Read more

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What treatment is needed for histrionic personality disorder?

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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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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How common is it for someone to have borderline personality disorder, bipolar disorder, and antisocial personality disorder?

Statistics: Estimates regarding the prevalence of borderline personality disorder (bpd) in the general population have suggested a 1 – 2% rate of lifetime occurrence (apa, 2000). The nmih cites that the prevalence of bipolar in adults in the us is 2.6% and antisocial personality disorder to be at 1%. If you have concerns about any or all of these, seek help. Doctors are trained to help and not judge. Best. ...Read more

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Is borderline personality disorder related to ptsd?

Is borderline personality disorder related to ptsd?

Sometimes related: Some people with borderline personality disorder act out in ways which are dangerous to themselves or others. They may develop ptsd as a result of these experiences. ...Read more

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How come some people confuse borderline personality disorder with antisocial personality disorder?

Different things: They are different things, but it is possible to have both. Both personality disorders may be characterized by recklessness, impulsivity, and manipulativeness. The causes are different, but some behaviors may superficially look the same. Borderline personality can be treated. True psychopathic or sociopathic personality is unlikely to respond to treatment. ...Read more

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Any treatment for obessive compulsive disorder?

Any treatment for obessive compulsive disorder?

Therapy and Meds: First a comprehensive mental health evaluation is suggested. After confirming the diagnosis of ocd, consider working with a psychologist and a physician "team". For psychotherapy: consider dr. Jeffrey schwartz's four step method outlined in the book "brainlock". Also consider an ssri medication. ...Read more

Dr. Stephen Scholand
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Avoidant Personality Disorder (Definition)

A psychological disorder in which a person experiences discomfort in social situations, ...Read more