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What is the definition or description of: narcissistic personality disorder?

What is the definition or description of: narcissistic personality disorder?

Narcissistic PD: Narcissistic personality d/o is a mental disorder with fixed and pervasive patterns of inner experience and outer behavior involving grandiosity, need for admiration, and lack of empathy for others. The person expects to be treated as superior, believes s/he is more special than others, and exploits others. Beneath all this lies a fragile self-esteem, vulnerable to the slightest criticism. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: narcissistic personality?

What is the definition or description of: narcissistic personality?

Narcissism: Narcissistic personality disorder is a psychiatric disorder that usually first is apparent in adolescence or early adulthood. It is associated with the need for much more attention and appreciation than usual. A common theory is that underlying this need is a great sense of doubt about one's value as a person. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: avoidant personality disorder?

What is the definition or description of: avoidant personality disorder?

Feeling inferior: Feelings of inferiority and inadequacy are the hallmarks of apd. These feeling usually give rise to pervasive difficulties around social situations, receiving negative feedback from others, and taking personal risks. People suffering from apd usually tend to view themselves as unlikable and subordinate to others, making most social contexts significantly stressful and even frightening. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Antisocial personality disorder?

Meets needs of self : Lifelong condition that meets ones own needs but disregards the rights of others. May be harmful to others. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: histrionic personality disorder?

Drama n attention: By definition personality disorders are persisting patterns of behavior which interfere with one or more areas of life functioning. Histrionic traits tend to include dramatic and/or seductive behaviors, dramatic emotional expressions, calls for attention, and often also are acoompanied by a lack of psychological insight. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Borderline personality disorder?

BPD is the most: severe personality disorder, clinically, although it is rivaled by Antisocial Personality Disorder in society at large. BPD is characterized by a very fragile self-esteem, highly volatile interpersonal relationships and extreme mood and behaviors. This illness is often confused with bi-polar and drug intoxication states. Therapy takes a LONG time to be effective, if at all (CBT and DBT...) ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: personality disorder?

What is the definition or description of: personality disorder?

Personality Disorder: 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 to distress or impairment. ...Read more

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What is diagnosis of schizoid personality disorder?

What is diagnosis of schizoid personality disorder?

I am an island: It's a long-term and unusual pattern of experience and behavior. People with this disorder tend to be detached from social relationships. When they're with others they may not show much emotion. They usually choose to be alone because they don't desire or enjoy close relationships. They don't tend to have close friends and may appear indifferent to praise or criticism. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Abrupt personality change?

What is the definition or description of: Abrupt personality change?

Change brought on by: physical factors such as some types of seizures. For example, some children have episodes of explosive and violent behavior while being absolutely fine in between these. Parents will say that they can tell by the look on the child’s face that one is about to happen. There will be a change in facial expression, body language, even speech pragmatics (the way one turns a phrase) and a nice child will become verbally very cruel, menacing, unable to be reasoned with, violent, will say things in a way that is atypical for their usual personality and are intended to be hurtful in the most cruel way, become extraordinarily strong so that even two adults cannot restrain them. After the episode ends, the child will seem better that usual, very loving and kind, unaware of what has just happened and unable to comprehend that he has done the things described. The normal personality is back. This phenomenon has an octal or seizure like quality to it in it’s abrupt onset and post episode relief of all symptoms (interictal calm). It is also very responsive to seizure medication. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: dialectical behavioral?

What is the definition or description of: dialectical behavioral?

Dbt: Dialectical behavioral therapy was developed specifically for the condition of borderline personality disorder. It is derived from: a discussion and reasoning by dialogue as a method of intellectual investigation (dialectic) and responses to the environment (behavioral) analysis. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Personality change?

What is the definition or description of: Personality change?

Personality change: Patients with personality disorders do not respond well to psychotherapy, typically. Those who do could be said to present reduction in symptomology that defines their personality disorder. Post traumatic stress disorder, while not a personality disorder, could be thought of as presenting a profound change in personality after returning home from extended combat tours. ...Read more

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Help! exactly what is personality disorder?

Help! exactly what is personality disorder?

Cellular structures: X-ray is ionizing radiation. That is, it is capable of delivering sufficient energy to the body tissues to form free radical ions that can damage cellular dna. Some of the damaged areas can be repaired by normal repair mechanisms. Some are not. Some of the damage may cause premature cell death and the cells are replaced. Rarely the damage can induce a tumor years or decades later. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: interpersonal relationships?

What is the definition or description of: interpersonal relationships?

Interpersonal Relati: Association between 2 or more people , formed in the context of social, cultural, or other influences. ...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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What is the definition or description of: manic depressive disorder?

What is the definition or description of: manic depressive disorder?

Aka Bipolar disorder: Though depression is not required for diagnosis most people have both manic and depressive episodes and may have mixed episodes with features of both. Length of episodes vary, but are separated by "normal" periods of emotion and behavior. See my answers to similar questions for additional details. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: schizoaffective disorder?

What is the definition or description of: schizoaffective disorder?

Schizoaffective d/o: Is a psychotic disorder that involves both mood swings and psychosis, which may be either delusions or hallucinations. It differs from schizophrenia in that the mood symptoms are pronounced; and it differs from bipolar d/o and depression in that the psychosis has a pattern independent of mood state. There are two types: the bipolar type and the depressive type. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: catatonic schizophrenia?

What is the definition or description of: catatonic schizophrenia?

Catatonic: Catatonia, which is characterized by motoric immobility (inability to move) such as catalepsy or stupor (significant altered levels of consciousness) , mutism( inability to speak) , negativism , is shown in about 10-15% of patients with schizophrenia. The can respond to benzodiazepines, Abilify (aripiprazole) and electroconvulsive therapy. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: obsessive compulsive disorder?

What is the definition or description of: obsessive compulsive disorder?

OCD: Ocd is characterized by the presence of obsessions/compulsions that are recognized as excessive/unreasonable and time consuming (> 1 hr/day). Obsessions are recurrent/persistent thoughts, impulses, or images. Compulsions are repetitive behaviors or mental acts that one feels driven to perform in response to an obsession. The compulsions are aimed at preventing or reducing the unrealistic distress. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Excessively social personality?

What is the definition or description of: Excessively social personality?

Social disorders: There is no actual term or diagnosis called "excessive social personality" but there are personality disorders and disinhibition disorders which can be caused by brain damage/ lesions or mental health issues where there is a need for attention and external rewards or validation or other causes ...Read more