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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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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 is anti-social personality disorder?

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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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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What does it mean to have a personality disorder?

Ingrained pattern : Of behavior, it means it is what it is and it can be not easy to change. ...Read more

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Could you explain what is a "personality disorder"?

Clusters of traits: Usually diagnosed at 18+ (as an individual is still developing and finding their identity before then), personality disorders are made up of long -enduring, stable, clusters of traits. These traits are often maladaptive and can cause distress to the individuals and/or those involved with the individual. ...Read more

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How do I know exactly what is personality disorder?

How do I know exactly what is personality disorder?

Personality Disorder: Is inflexible pattern of perceiving, interpreting & communicating with others that results in distress or interferes with one's daily functioning. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat a personality disorder?

Symptoms: It varies depending on the disorder. For all personality disorders, the symptoms are primarily what is treated. These include (again, depending on disorder) depression, anxiety, disassociation, etc. Often medications are used to manage these sxs. There are some schools of thought that also employ various therapies, such as dbt for borderline personality disorder, as well. If you are more specific. ...Read more

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How to identify a personal with personality disorder?

How to identify a personal with personality disorder?

Personality Disorder: Is inflexible pattern of perceiving, interpreting & communicating with others that results in distress or interferes with one's daily functioning. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what is organic personality disorder?

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OPD: Personality disorders presenting with symptoms of the disorder, plus some organic or physical factors have been identified as possible cause of the symptoms or attributed to them. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have dependant personality disorder?

How can I tell if I have dependant personality disorder?

Psych Evaluation: The diagnostic and statistic manual of mental disorders defines dependent personality disorder as a pervasive and excessive need to be taken care of that leads to submission and clinging behavior and fears of separation. A diagnosis is made after a complete evaluation by a qualified mental health professional. You can find internet questionnaires that may be suggestive of the diagnosis. ...Read more

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How to tell if I have some sort of personality disorder?

Seek assessment: Only a licensed and qualified psychologist or psychiatrist is truly capable of a clear diagnosis. If you believe you may have a personality disorder, seek an assessment rather than trying to self diagnose and treat issues that you may not have accurately determined to be present. ...Read more

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What is the technical definition of personality disorder?

Pervasive pattern: a personality disorder is a pervasive dysfunctional pattern of interacting with the larger social world. It impacts one's interpersonal and intrapersonal functioning. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a personality disorder! please tell?

Don't panic: Find a good therapist. Talk with him or her about your concerns. Work on building a trusting relationship with that therapist. As you do you will be able to see more clearly how your personality has been shaped by past experiences. Be patient, calm, and don't panic. ...Read more

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What kind of behavior is an organic personality disorder?

Yes: This is an older term. It refers to a situation in which someone has had an insult to the brain (i.e., infection or physical trauma). This results in personality characteristics changing - most often being an exaggerated representation of previously dominate traits. ...Read more

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In what ways can someone diagnose a personality disorder?

Good history and...: Observation over time. Getting history from a patient's friends and family also helps. ...Read more

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What is anti-social personality disorder? How is it treated?

Sociopath: A person with an antisocial personality disorder lacks a conscience. This means that they are often insensitive, out for themselves, irresponsible & toxic to others. I know of no way to psychiatrically treat a sociopath. However, if they are held legally accountable for their actions, that may serve as a deterent for future criminal behavior. ...Read more

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Do I have dissociative personality disorder? How would I know?

Very rare: It is a diagnosis that is exceedingly rare and contentious in the field. Please find a psychiatrist that has experience in treating patients with personality disorders if you are in need of help. ...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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How can I determine whether I have a personality disorder or not?

How can I determine whether I have a personality disorder or not?

Personality disorder: Personality disorders are long-term maladaptive patterns of thoughts and behaviors that cause distress. There are many types with variable symptoms. Seeing a mental health professional for an evaluation would be the best way to proceed. ...Read more

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Is avoiding the company of others considered a personality disorder?

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Avoidance: No, unless it is pervasive & affects your social & interpersonal & daily functioning. ...Read more

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Is personality disorder the same as boarderline personality disorder?

PD/BPD: Borderline personality disorder is a type of personality disorder.

Check out this link: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/personality-disorders/basics/symptoms/con-20030111 ...Read more

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How to know if I have some kind of personality disorder or something?

If you are: concerned about possible personality issues a clinical psychologist can test and give you a professional opinion and support. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me if it's my fault I have a personality disorder?

Can you please tell me if it's my fault I have a personality disorder?

Blaming vs Healing: U could eat a lot of rotten fruit on purpose 2make urself sick. Likewise, someone else could give u lots of rotten fruit on purpose 2make u sick. In the 1st case, u might say that it was ur fault. In the 2nd, that it was the other's fault. But in both cases u end up w/food poisoning & u need treatment!>> it's hard 2believe anyone sets out 2give themselves or anyone else a personality disorder. ...Read more

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What are some if the characteristics of boarderline personality disorder?

Borderline PD: The main feature of borderline pd is pervasive instability in interpersonal relationships, self-image, and emotions. This is usually most pronounced in intimate relationships. Others include frantic efforts to avoid real/ imagined abandonment; impulsivity in self-damaging areas; recurrent suicidality; inappropriate intense anger; identity disturbance; emotional instability; feeling of emptiness. ...Read more

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What would be the most common causes and solutions to 'personality disorder'?

What would be the most common causes and solutions to 'personality disorder'?

Personality disorder: Biopsychosocial, to include genetics and self concept and events or experiences. Treatment is psychotherapy. ...Read more

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Is Aspergers a personality disorder?

Is Aspergers a personality disorder?

No: What was formerly called Asperger's is now included in the mild end of the spectrum of autism. It is not a personality disorder, rather a different way of being that is in the spectrum primarily because the social difficulties (social tone deafness) experienced is out of proportion to otherwise normal to very high intelligence. ...Read more

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Can you have avoidance personality disorder?

Can you have avoidance personality disorder?

Yes...: Some research place the prevalence of apd at over 2%. In a population of around 312 millions (us pop.), that translates to over 6.2 millions! such a condition, though, is best diagnosed by a professional (psychologist or psychiatrist). ...Read more

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What is psychopathic personality disorder like?

What is psychopathic personality disorder like?

Politicians?: Dsm-v: individuals are arrogant and self-centered, feel privileged and entitled.They have an exaggerated sense of self-importance and are primarily motivated by self-serving goals.  they seek power over others and will manipulate, exploit, deceive, con, or otherwise take advantage of others, in order to inflict harm or to achieve their goals.  they are callous and have little empathy for others. ...Read more

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Why is it called border line personality disorder?

Controversial name: Early use of this term intended to reflect its' position between neurosis and psychosis - that borderline territory. As time has passed other elements of the personality also have been seen to be neither/nor, on/off, close/distant. These are not the moods of bipolar but rather styles or traits. The bipolar moods often are also present and then there may be a dual diagnosis. Many dislike the term. ...Read more