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What is the difference between codependency traits and dependant personality disorder?

What is the difference between codependency traits and dependant personality disorder?

Codependent: traits suggest an overly-dependent relationship w/someone and the need for more self-confidence and independence. Dependent personality disorder is more intense, more woven into the attitude of the person. In either case, psychotherapy can be helpful. Aim for inter-dependence, i.e., sometime you gain strength/help others and sometimes its the opposite. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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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 kinds of traits are symptoms of borderline personality disorder?

What kinds of traits are symptoms of borderline personality disorder?

Emotional volitility: 1. Fear of abandonment 2. Intense and unstable relationships 3. Unstable and changeable self concept 4. Impulsive behavior 5. Threats of harm to self or others 6. Emotional overreaction. ...Read more

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Is there different types of borderline personality disorder? If so, what and what are the traits ( as in their personality) ?

Borderline PD: A pt may be diagnosed with borderline PD, may be or described as having borderline "traits". Persons who suffer from borderline PD, will, of course, all be different from one another and experience their illness in their own, personal way. Some traits include: trouble regulating emotions, impulsivity, frantic efforts to avoid abandonment, recurrent self harm. Talk with ur doc abt treatment :) ...Read more

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Once a child has traits of antisocial personality disorder, is there any hope of reversing the traits?

Once a child has traits of antisocial personality disorder, is there any hope of reversing the traits?

YES: Child learns from example. People around him should show love, respect, friendliness , kindness and other positive behavior for him to follow.Soon he will realize the negative attitude he is showing and later grow up to a responsible loving person. Thank god! ...Read more

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How long does it take to diagnose someone with bipolar disorder &/or borderline personality disorder? R these mental illnesses or personality traits?

How long does it take to diagnose someone with bipolar disorder &/or borderline personality disorder? R these mental illnesses or personality traits?

Variable: It may take several sessions of history-gathering and observing to make diagnoses of this type -- but symptoms & mental status signs may be clear from the start. Borderline personality disorder and bipolar disorder are both mental illnesses, not just personality traits. Both may be present in the same person. Borderline pd often has more intense symptoms in intimate relationships than others. ...Read more

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Can you have borderline personality disorder if you have a few traits with psychosis?

Can you have borderline personality disorder if you have a few traits with psychosis?

Yes: Yes, but the psychosis is neither a fully formed delusional system nor does it consist of lengthy commentary about your behavior. Most people who have hallucinations and borderline personality disorder only hear their name being called. ...Read more

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Can you please have a little bit of all four of the traits listed under cluster b of personality disorders?

Can you please have a little bit of all four of the traits listed under cluster b of personality disorders?

Cluster B: You're right that there are 4 types of character disorders in cluster b: antisocial, borderline, histrionic, and narcissistic. And yes, it's possible to have personal characteristics which overlap between disorders. In fact this is not uncommon. Antisocial stands more apart from the other 3, but it's still possible to have these characteristics mixed with others -- esp. With narcissistic. ...Read more

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Personality disorders are ingrained traits, are they not? How could one improve/change a personality? Seems like a lost cause.

Therapy: Of differing types can help almost anything. Don't confuse a personality disorder which is not normal( not known of inherited for sure) with a trait which you are born with. If you have a trait and tend to negatively use or express it even that can be worked on in therapy! there is hope. Don't ever give up! we are all a work in progress ! seek help please! ...Read more

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Hello my question is about personality disorders. I believe my sister in law suffers from one. Her symptoms however show traits from two different typ?

Hello my question is about personality disorders. I believe my sister in law suffers from one. Her symptoms however show traits from two different typ?

Traits: She may not have a diagnosable personality disorder. She can, however, exhibit traits from one or more personality disorders even if full criteria is not met for a diagnosis. She may also have a concurrent mental illness and a personality disorder. Many possibilities, only her psychologist or psychiatrist can positively diagnose her. ...Read more

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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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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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I was diagnosed with borderline personality disorder and i get attached to men easily is that normal for a female with b.P.D?

Yes: In some ways it is almost diagnostic. People with borderline personality disorder often have very early and stormy attachments. I would recommend that you read a book entitled "i hate you, don't leave me". ...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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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 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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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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What are the symptoms of a personality disorder?

Personality disorder: Persistent pattern of abnormality in mood, behavior and cognitive/perceptive functions, sufficient to cause distress or interfere with daily functions, not attributed to other psychiatric or physiological illnesses or effect of illicit substances. Symptoms are further classified depending on type of personality disorder. ...Read more

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