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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.