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What does it mean to have a cluster b personality disorder?

What does it mean to have a cluster b personality disorder?

Cluster B: Mental health professionals divide up personality traits into clusters. Cluster b refers to the so-called 'dramatic' cluster and can include borderline, antisocial, histrionic, or narcissistic. Each has its own specific description. Often times the idea is that the person is thought of as 'emotional' or 'dramatic' or 'attention seeking' in some way. We all have diff't personality traits. ...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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Could it be accurate to say that borderline personality disorder the least attention-seeking cluster b personality disorder?

Cluster b: All disorders within cluster b have social and interpersonal relationship conflicts as a part of the disorder. To say that one is less or more attention-seeking is not really a symptom, but more an individual difference. In my experience I've seen bpd patients who have been attention seeking (desperately so) and attention avoidant. ...Read more

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I suffer from a personality disorder (mixed cluster b/c), depression, anxiety and binge eating. How can I help myself recover and cope with life???

I suffer from a personality disorder (mixed cluster b/c), depression, anxiety and binge eating. How can I help myself recover and cope with life???

EVAL: Get a psychiatric evaluation for the symptomology that bothers you, and consider possible medication management. Then get a referral to a reputable clinician who specializes in whatever your issues may be. ...Read more

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Suffering from cluster headaches, restless leg syndrome, ocpd, and borderline personality disorder. What can I do?

Suffering from cluster headaches, restless leg syndrome, ocpd, and borderline personality disorder. What can I do?

Two suggestions: You need to schedule an appointment at the nearest medical school and see both a psychiatrist and neurologist. You have too many things wrong and how they relate to each other is not clear to me, so get this systematically sorted out and get your life on track. Find out what you really have! ...Read more

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What is a personality disorder.?

What is a personality disorder.?

Longstanding traits: Personality disorders are characterized by longstanding behaviors that lead to impairments because of a person's interactional style and temperament. There are several "clusters": a) isolative, distrustful interactions with others; b) intense and/or destructive relationships, and c) unusual styles of interactions. The key is that these are chronic styles, not episodes such as depression. ...Read more

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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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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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How can I treat personality disorder?

How can I treat personality disorder?

Therapy: Seek out individual and/or group therapy with a licensed therapist who has experience and training in this area. Work hard and good luck! ...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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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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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 are symptoms of a personality disorder?

Depends on type: Symptoms of personality disorders depend on the type of personality disorder. According to dsm-iv-tr, these are the general symptoms: *an enduring pattern of behavior that deviates markedly from the norm. * ways of perceiving and interpreting self, other people and events.* inappropriate emotional response.* interpersonal functioning* impulse control.* inflexible and pervasive pattern. ...Read more

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How can I get help for personality disorder?

Therapy: Therapy can help with a personality disorder. You can learn skills that help you overcome the parts of your personality d/o that gets in the way or makes you unhappy. Once you meet with a therapist, they can offer other interventions. For some, meds, group work can also help. You'll have to first meet with a professional and come up with a plan together. Look here: http://locator. Apa. Org/ ...Read more

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How do I deal with life personality disorder?

It is hard: 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

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How to tell if I have a personality disorder?

How to tell if I have a personality disorder?

Think -Are, not have: A personality is what you're like, not something you have or get. It's not a disease, but a way of being that doesn't work very well. Borderline people flip between extreme attitudes of positive and negative on many, if not most things. It's hard for them to maintain anything for that reason. When they are pro, they love whatever it is, but it can and does change to con on a dime - and back again. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have personality disorder?

See a Dr: A psychiatric evaluation would clarify this diagnosis and also help you develop a treatment plan if needed. See a psychiatrist. Good luck. ...Read more

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Borderloine personality disorder, what to do?

Borderloine personality disorder, what to do?

Therapy is key: Long-term psychotherapy is key to treatment of personality disorder though meds may have a role to play for certain symptoms. Mindfulness training can help. The kind of therapy shown to be most effective in studies is a kind of group therapy called dialectical behavior therapy. To get better, commit to longer term therapy starting with dbt. Hope this helps. Good luck. ...Read more

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How would I get help with personality disorder?

Personality DO: Work with psychotherapist experienced in treating personality disorders, especially dialectical behavior therapy. ...Read more

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I need help with diagnosed personality disorder?

I need help with diagnosed personality disorder?

It is hard: 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