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Can Schizoid Personality Disorder Be Cured
Generally Not: Personality disorders are generally not curable. They can be modified in some cases with a lot of therapy over a long time. However, since those with narcissistic pd are likely to think that if there is a problem then it someone else and not themselves, they often are not very amenable to therapy actually working. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Borderline PD: Highly unlikely that there is any genetic component to it. BPD generally results from significant early life abuse/maltreatment. But an expert trauma therapist will take a thorough history because many patients diagnosed with BPD should be recognized as actually complex trauma. In the case of trauma, expert trauma treatment is the long term answer to reduce the distress and symptoms--don'tgive up! ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
U might be surprised: ...2 learn that dr marsha linehan, respected psychiatrist credited 4 developing new approach 4 treating borderline personality disorder (dubbed "dialectical behavior therapy") herself had been diagnosed w/ bdp. Read short version of her story via @nytimes: http://nyti.Ms/yxtgz8 who knows, u may learn 2 develop strong sense of self & become world's greatest self-soother + communicator of feelings! ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Autism: Yes it is possible to confuse the two conditions ...Read more
Diagnoses do change: In my experience diagnoses do change. Sometimes a particular symptom changes or is treated by other means. ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is it possibly someone with antisocial personality disorder also suffer from borderline personality disorder?
Not really.: They are very different. Antisocial people don't really care for others, use people for their own means, do not have sincere emotions. In Borderline personality, people actually might care too much and don't know what to do with their feelings (so will react very extreme to a breakup or with friends). It might appear to overlap (both can have problems with anger), but they are different. ...Read more
No: Technically the diagnoses are mutually exclusive. In schizophrenia, symptoms of psychosis would be much more prevalent as compared to the mood symptoms. Whereas in schizoaffective disorder neither the mood symptoms or the psychosis predominate. Frequently though people can at one time or other be diagnosed as either, because the diagnosis is only as good as the history available at that time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it possible for someone to have both schizotypical personality disorder and narcissistic personality disorder?
Yes, but look deeper: One can have two personality disorders, they aren't "mutually exclusive". However you may consider looking deeper at some treatable cause of these symptoms. For example an untreated anxiety disorder or bipolar disorder can sometimes present with these types of issues, and both of these can be treated more easily than a personality disorder! ...Read more
It can happen: Borderline personality can be present with a variety of conditions including those that have hallucinations. This symptom which indicates a serious break with reality should be treated as soon as possible . The treatment will probably include medication which can be very helpful whenever there are hallucinations. Of course a full evaluation will be necessary to determine the correct diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How common is it for someone to have borderline personality disorder, antisocial personality disorder, and bipolar disorder all together?
Co-occurence common: The "comorbidity" (co-occurrence) of personality disorders is high, so if someone meets the diagnostic criteria for *any* personality disorder (pd), they are likely to meet the diagnostic criteria for as many as four to six pds. This reflects (in part) a limitation of dsm-iv/5 (the psychiatric diagnostic manual). Bipolar mood disorder is a different animal, but can co-exist with a pd. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
With dissociation,: I think healing is a more accurate term. Mental processes are like a dance, and we're always balancing something. With treatment of dissociative disorders, one may become more resilient to the things which previously triggered dissociation, so that this is no longer the automatic coping response. One has more gears, in a way. Dissociation leaves you without choice -- treatment provides these. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Medications: Schizoaffective disorder has prominent mood problems as well as psychosis, so several types of medications may be needed--antipsychotics, antidepressants, and mood stabilizers. They can markedly reduce overall symptoms and improve quality of life when they work but also can produce side effects that can make patients reluctant to stay on the medications. ...Read more
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