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Is multiple personality disorder associated with child abuse?

Is multiple personality disorder associated with child abuse?

Yes: As dr. Amster states, this disorder is called dissociative identity disorder. It's very rare (.1 - 1% of population), and many people with it have suffered longstanding child abuse along with severe emotional neglect. These kids (& later adults) deal with their intense pain by unconsciously sequestering and experiencing only portions of self at a time. Treatment facilitates healing and integration. ...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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Is borderline personality disorder associated with body dysmorphia?

Is borderline personality disorder associated with body dysmorphia?

Yes: But "yes" or "no" is too simple of an explanation. Bpd can result in a distortion of one's view of reality -- including body image. But the key word is "can." it does not, and often will not, cause such a distortion. ...Read more

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Can someone with borderline personality disorder also have antisocial personality disorder?

Can someone with borderline personality disorder also have antisocial personality disorder?

Yes: These two personality disorders actually have some similarities and fall under the same group called cluster b personality disorders. ...Read more

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Can historic personality disorder and narcissistic personality disorder similar or difference?

Can historic personality disorder and narcissistic personality disorder similar or difference?

Differences: Narcissists have a pattern of grandiosity, a need for admiration and a lack of empathy. They are often arrogant, think that they are important, exaggerate their achievements and have a sense of entitlement. Histrionics are overly dramatic and appear like they are acting. They are seeking attention and may be overly sexualised. Their emotions are overexaggerated. ...Read more

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Is it possibly someone with antisocial personality disorder also suffer from borderline personality disorder?

Not really.: They are very different. Antisocial people don't really care for others, use people for their own means, do not have sincere emotions. In Borderline personality, people actually might care too much and don't know what to do with their feelings (so will react very extreme to a breakup or with friends). It might appear to overlap (both can have problems with anger), but they are different. ...Read more

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Can someone with a pervasive developmental disorder have antisocial personality disorder, too?

Can someone with a pervasive developmental disorder have antisocial personality disorder, too?

Possible not likely: Antisocial personality disorder implies an intentional disregard for right and wrong as well as the feelings of others. There is purposeful manipulation of situations to serve their needs and complete indifference to their difficulty of others. Those with pdd-nos may not be social and may seem to not be empathetic to others and to only be concerned about self but not truly intentional. ...Read more

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Is borderline personality disorder associated with the intense fear of abandonment?

Is borderline personality disorder associated with the intense fear of abandonment?

Borderline: Absolutely, intense fear of abandonment, being manipulative, impulsivity, a tendency to think of people and things in all good or all bad terms, self mutilating behaviors, drug and alcohol abuse, sexual impulsivity, a profoundly disturb sense of self, and extreme emotional volatility. ...Read more

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How can people with aspergers deal with people with a mood disorder such as borderline personality disorder?

How can people with aspergers deal with people with a mood disorder such as borderline personality disorder?

Confusing: Borderline personality d/o is not at basis a mood disorder, but does have instability of moods/affects as well as sense of identity and relationships with others. They fluctuate between fears of abandonment and fears of intimacy, and are in general much more distressed than someone with asperger's. In asperger's the person misses social cues, and may not "get" why the borderline pd is upset. ...Read more

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Living with borderline personality disorder and major depressive disorder, what to do?

Living with borderline personality disorder and major depressive disorder, what to do?

DBT: Dbt, or dialetic behavioral therapy, formulated and developed by marsha linehan, pH.D. Is currently though of as being very effective. Just about the biggest goal of this kind of therapy for this kind of disorder is to maintain boundaries. ...Read more

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How come some people confuse borderline personality disorder with antisocial personality disorder?

Different things: They are different things, but it is possible to have both. Both personality disorders may be characterized by recklessness, impulsivity, and manipulativeness. The causes are different, but some behaviors may superficially look the same. Borderline personality can be treated. True psychopathic or sociopathic personality is unlikely to respond to treatment. ...Read more

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Are anger issues associated with bipolar disorder?

Are anger issues associated with bipolar disorder?

Anger: Anger is an emotion associated with several issues, such as mood disorders (mania, agitation, irritability in depressed kids, etc.), pain or discomfort, fear, grief stage, disappointment, loss, anxiety/panic, vengeance, failure, or part of personality makeup. ...Read more

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Could a person with avoidant personality disorder need therapy lifelong?

Depends on person: Avoidant personality is responsive to therapy but the length of therapy depends on your state of disorder and the techniques used and also expertise of the therapist. Your willingness to be assertive and try the taught skills also counts. ...Read more

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Can someone with a pervasive developmental disorder have antisocial personality?

Can someone with a pervasive developmental disorder have antisocial personality?

Yes: Ppd, pervasive development order, covers a wide spectrum of disabilities including autism. People with autism, depending on the severity have social impairment. ...Read more

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Might somebody have both bipolar disorder and borderline personality disorder?

Yes: Axis i disorders (bipolar) and axis ii (personality disorders) are often comorbid. Axis i disorders are major, severe and persisting disorders. Personality disorders are the underlying strengths and weaknesses of character that can often shape the axis i disorder. ...Read more

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How can people with borderline personality disorder express a fear of abandonment?

Practice: in psychotherapy to express feelings in an interpersonally effective manner. That can help. Also, DBT is a type of skills building therapy for people with bpd. ...Read more

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How do social anxiety disorder and avoidant personality disorder differ?

How do social anxiety disorder and avoidant personality disorder differ?

The major difference: Is that with social anxiety disorder, the person is uncomfortable with the fact that they have difficulty in social situations and want the overcome the disorder. Someone with an avoidant personality disorder does not want to change or be around people. They are happy being a hermit. ...Read more

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Is a mental disorder associated with sadomasochism?

Is a mental disorder associated with sadomasochism?

Sadomasochism: While dsm-iv considers sadomasochism to be a specific paraphilia that might be considered a mental disorder, there are many sexual experts who would disagree and argue that when two individuals engage in such activities in what is often referred to as a "safe, sane and consensual" manner then there is nothing necessarily wrong with it. ...Read more