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What is the difference between paranoid personality disorder and delusional disorder?

What is the difference between paranoid personality disorder and delusional disorder?

Specific or general?: Paranoid personality is pervasive suspiciousness, hostility, and distrust as a habitual response. The suspicions are unfounded but they are plausible. Delusional disorder is an irrational delusion about one specific thing (and it may be completely implausible, even psychotic). Outside of the one area of delusion, the person's thinking is otherwise normal. ...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 the difference between schizotypal personality disorder with psychosis and schizophrenia or delusional disorder?

What is the difference between schizotypal personality disorder with psychosis and schizophrenia or delusional disorder?

Significant diff's: People with schizotypal personality are characterized by marked eccentricity in thought and behavior. Any additional psychosis is not felt to represent a primary psychotic disorder such as schizophrenia. The psychotic disorder is sometimes thought to be secondary outgrowth from the schizotypal personality disorder who has been stressed. Delusional disorder is simply an isolated delusion in the absence of a major psychosis such as schizophrenia. Schizophrenia is characterized by hallucinatory experiences, marked decrease in psychosocial function, and what are referred to as negative symptoms referring to the psycho social isolation that is experienced. ...Read more

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I think I have personality disorder.Paranoia, mildly delusional, apathetic, depressed, no thought control, reality/dream confusion, isolation.What is this?

See a professional : It's best not to self-diagnose. While those symptoms can be indicative of a personality disorder, they can also hint towards other mental illnesses or even a non-psychiatric medical disease. Is suggest seeing a psychiatrist or psychologist for clarity. You may even want to visit your gp to rule out other medical issues. ...Read more

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What is a personality disorder.?

What is a personality disorder.?

Longstanding traits: Personality disorders are characterized by longstanding behaviors that lead to impairments because of a person's interactional style and temperament. There are several "clusters": a) isolative, distrustful interactions with others; b) intense and/or destructive relationships, and c) unusual styles of interactions. The key is that these are chronic styles, not episodes such as depression. ...Read more

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What causes personality disorder?

What causes personality disorder?

Multifactorial: Frontal, temporal, and parietal lobe abnormalities may be seen possibly due to perinatal injury, encephalitis, trauma, or genetics. May also see diminished monoamine oxidase (MAO) and serotonin levels. The role these play is unknown. Developmental abnormalities secondary to abuse, neglect or incest may be present. ...Read more

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What is personality disorder like?

There are many.: There are many types of personality disorders. The important thing to remember is that traits are only considered to be a disorder if they are inflexible. Inflexible traits that are maladaptive to the environment and cause significant functional impairment or subjective distress are the hallmark of a personality disorder. ...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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Is disosial personality disorder a ilness?

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Is disosial personality disorder a ilness?

Antisocial?: Do you mean antisocial personality disorder? Yes, it is an illness, just like any other; treatment is by therapy. Personality disorders are notoriously difficult to manage. ...Read more

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