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Covert Aggressive 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 ...Read more
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.See 1 more doctor answer
Personality Disorder: Is inflexible pattern of perceiving, interpreting & communicating with others that results in distress or interferes with one's daily functioning.See 1 more doctor answer
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.See 1 more doctor answer
Personality Disorder: Is inflexible pattern of perceiving, interpreting & communicating with others that results in distress or interferes with one's daily functioning.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.
Good history and...: Observation over time. Getting history from a patient's friends and family also helps.
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.
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.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.See 2 more doctor answers
Avoidance: No, unless it is pervasive & affects your social & interpersonal & daily functioning.
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