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I'm 20 and suffering from low self esteem and dependent personality disorder. What can I do?

I'm 20 and suffering from low self esteem and dependent personality disorder. What can I do?

Low Self Esteem: You probably need to understand how you came to view yourself as less than others. Confide in close friends to learn who you are from honest feedback in the present. Try reading my book, "changing your inner voice" on the soundmindz.Org web site, full of examples of how to increase self esteem and become more independent. Lastly consult a clinical psychologist as psychotherapy can help. ...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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What to do if I am 20.I'm suffering with low self esteem and dependent personality disorder.?

What to do if I am 20.I'm suffering with low self esteem and dependent personality disorder.?

See psychotherapist: These issues would be best addressed by working with a psychologist or other professionally trained psychotherapist. Has someone given you this diagnosis, or have you diagnosed yourself? Hoping you'll be willing to see a mental health professional so that you can get the help you need. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I'm 20. I'm suffering with low self esteem and dependent personality disorder. What are my options?

Self Esteem: Consider joining a long term group therapy in your area, begin with the therapist individually and then when you feel comfortable transition to the group. This strategy can be very helpful to boost self esteem and create more independence. You can read about my clients who have done so in changing your inner voice featured on the soundmindz.Org website. Best. ...Read more

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I got a diagnoses of dsm axis 2 personality disorder with features of narcissistic, borderline, ocd, dependent and histrionic. Why such a loose defini?

I got a diagnoses of dsm axis 2 personality disorder with features of narcissistic, borderline, ocd, dependent and histrionic. Why such a loose defini?

"Features" only: Key word here is "features" of various personality types. The interviewer noted that you have a fixed pattern of relating to the world and others no matter what the situation (personality disorder). This apparently includes features found in several personality disorders but no definitive one stood out. Firmer delineation may come over time, but characteristics of these disorders may overlap. ...Read more

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What should I do to help myself live a better life while dealing with a personality disorder?

What should I do to help myself live a better life while dealing with a personality disorder?

Accept yourself: Accepting yourself as you are will go a long way towards allowing yourself to change. Feelings of shame can make it hard to open yourself to getting help -- yet without help, your condition will deteriorate and further harm your life. Work in dynamically-oriented psychotherapy with a trustworthy therapist committed to your healing. On your own: eat healthily, and exercise & rest consistently. ...Read more

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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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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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