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What distinguishes schizotypal personality disorder from schizoid personality disorder?

What distinguishes schizotypal personality disorder from schizoid personality disorder?

Different presentati: schizoid persons withdraw from others and isolate. Schizotypal persons act unusual. ...Read more

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Is borderline personality disorder inherited?

Possible: Two studies by distel et al. In 2008 found a strong genetic contribution to borderline personality dx. However, it is early in this research to be confident about such conclusions. Nonetheless, it would not surprise me if more research supported these findings, given the known genetic contribution to other disorders such as schizophrenia, anxiety (gad, ptsd), bipolar dx, and adhd. ...Read more

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Can major depressive disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder be cured?

Can major depressive disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder be cured?

All at once or: All at once, or one at a time? Those are 3 major disorders and there are many types of each of them. So the answer is yes, and no. It depends on which disorder and how much of a physiological component there is in each illness. You can not cure diabetes, but you can learn to control it. That is true of many psychological disorders as well. ...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 I have obsessive-compulsive disorder, major depressive disorder, borderline personality disorder and generalized anxiety disorder?

Can I have obsessive-compulsive disorder, major depressive disorder, borderline personality disorder and generalized anxiety disorder?

Theoretically yes,: but unlikely. The symptom most likely, most common to these four is anxiety, so start there. Go to a clinician and answer a lot of questions about your history and symptoms. This will fine-tune your understanding of what's going on. Treatment follows from that... ...Read more

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Is bipolar disorder hereditary?

Is bipolar disorder hereditary?

Genetics: Bipolar disorder has been found to have some hereditary basis. This doesn't mean that there is a 100% chance that the offsoring of someone with bipolar d/o will enx up with it as well, but rather there is more likelihood as compared to the general population. I believe bipolar d/ o is now the 2nd highezt of mental d/o, being surpassed by adhd. ...Read more

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Is schizoaffective disorder schizophrenia?

Is schizoaffective disorder schizophrenia?

No: By definition, there is a difference. Schizophrenia is characterized by psychosis which is when a person experiences hallucinations and/or delusions. A mood component is not part of such a clinical picture. Schizoaffective d/o is when a person has a major mood disorder and has also had periods of psychosis during times when they had no disturbance of their mood. There's bipolar & depressed types. ...Read more

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Are abandonment fears in borderline personality disorder considered infantile features?

Are abandonment fears in borderline personality disorder considered infantile features?

Adults fear it too.: Fear of abandonment is, if we're honest, wide spread. Panic and terrible reactive behaviors are, fortunately, rare and might be seen in bpd. I think the word "infantile" refers to the basis of the problem. That it begins when a baby experiences ongoing stress from questionable parenting - even including actual or temporary abandonment. It disrupts the development of trust which is critical. ...Read more

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Please describe borderline personality disorder.

Please describe borderline personality disorder.

Borderline PD: Borderline pd is very, very insecure about self -- and is frantically trying to hold on to the other person. Very fearful of abandonment ; being alone. Also very impulsive, with frequent intense ; inappropriate anger when disappointed. Prone to both overvaluing and repudiating others quickly. Has repeated crises, and acts of self-injury like arm ; wrist-cutting. Feeling empty ; bored, often. ...Read more

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What is 'schizoid personality disorder'?

Social indifference: Schizoid personality disorder is a psychiatric condition in which a person has a lifelong pattern of indifference to others and social isolation. ...Read more

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Are mental disorders like depression, bipolar, social anexity disorder inherited?

Are mental disorders like depression, bipolar, social anexity disorder inherited?

Yes: Many people have one or more parents with mental health disorders. Off spring may grow up with no mental health problems or they may develop the same or different disorders than their parents. ...Read more

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What is antisocial personality disorder?

There are several : Personality disorders (narcissistic, borderline, obsessive compulsive, sociopathic) with different sets of symptoms. The common denominator is that people with personality disorders are comfortable with their symptoms and do not think there is anything wrong with them. Therefore it is very hard to treat them. They have little desire to change, DBT can help if they are willing to try. ...Read more

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Whats histrionic personality disorder?

Emotional, dramatic: Histrionic personality disorder is a condition in which people act in overly emotional and dramatic ways that draws attention to themselves. Individuals with histrionic personality disorder are easily influenced by others, overly sensitive to criticism/disapproval, charming, energetic, easily frustrated, manipulative, seductive, erratic, and demanding. Talk therapy is the best treatment. ...Read more

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What is narcissistic personality disorder?

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What is  narcissistic personality disorder?

Narcissism: Selfish, inflated self esteem, not care for others' needs or feelings, love of self. ...Read more

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How are bipolar disorder and borderline personality disorder different?

How are bipolar disorder and borderline personality disorder different?

Bipolar vs Borderlin: Bipolar disorder is a mood disorder consisting of both depressive episodes and manic or hypomanic ones. People with bipolar disorder often have normal personalities between episodes of illness. Borderline pd is a pervasive and continuous (not episodic) personality pattern with volatile relationships, extreme anger, fear of abandonment, self-injury, identity diffusion, impulsiveness, etc. ...Read more

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Symptoms of oppositional defiant disorder, conduct disorder, anti-social personality disorder, what to do?

Symptoms of oppositional defiant disorder, conduct disorder, anti-social personality disorder, what to do?

Psychologist: Your need long term psychological counselling, behaviour modifications, group therapy. Please get help from a psycholigist. ...Read more

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Is obsessive christmas disorder related to obsessive-compulsive disorder?

No such thing: There is no such thing as obsessive Christmas disorder mentioned in the DSM. That being said, there are people who take the Christmas spirit and go over the top with it, if you will, but this is not officially diagnosable. ...Read more

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What is histrionic personality disorder?

What is histrionic personality disorder?

Histrionic: Personality disorder is a condition in which people act in overly emotional and dramatic ways that draws attention to themselves. Individuals are easily influenced by others, overly sensitive to criticism or disapproval, blame failure on others, charming, energetic, easily frustrated, manipulative, erratic, and demanding. Medication may help the symptoms, but talk therapy is the best treatment. ...Read more

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How is antisocial personality disorder self-diagnosed?

It's not.: It takes a thorough evaluation to make any accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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Can borderline personality disorder be inherited?

Can borderline personality disorder be inherited?

Borderline PD: Highly unlikely that there is any genetic component to it. BPD generally results from significant early life abuse/maltreatment. But an expert trauma therapist will take a thorough history because many patients diagnosed with BPD should be recognized as actually complex trauma. In the case of trauma, expert trauma treatment is the long term answer to reduce the distress and symptoms--don'tgive up! ...Read more

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How to tell if I have body dismorphic disorder?

How to tell if I have body dismorphic disorder?

Body Dysmorphic D/O: Everyone else advises that your body part is normal (and it is) but you are convinced that there is something wrong with it. For instance - you have a small to normal sized nose but firmly believe that it is bigger than Cyrano de Bergerac's. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have body dismorphic disorder (bdd) if you can't see yourself through somebody else's eyes?

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How do you know if you have body dismorphic disorder (bdd) if you can't see yourself through somebody else's eyes?

Bdd: You visualize your body parts as different from what normal anatomy dictates, a kind of distorted image. ...Read more

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What is HLH disease?

What is HLH disease?

Rare genetic disease: HLH is a rare genetic disease that can be fatal due to severe inflammation. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hemophagocytic_lymphohistiocytosis ...Read more

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What pick's disease?

What pick's disease?

Nuerodegeerative des: Pick's disease is a rare neurodegenerative disease that causes progressive destruction of nerve cells in the brain. Symptoms include loss of speech (aphasia) and dementia. While some of the symptoms can initially be alleviated, the disease progresses and patients often die within two to ten years. ...Read more

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What is slims disease?

What is slims disease?

HIV: Slims disease is the old term for HIV ( human immunodeficiency) wasting syndrome or aids. ...Read more

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What is severs disease?

What is severs disease?

Sever's disease : Or calcaneal apophysitis is the most common cause of heel pain in the growing athlete and is due to overuse and repetitive microtrauma of growth plates of the calcaneus bone in the heel. It occurs in children ages 7 to 15, with the majority of patients presenting between 10 and 14 years of age. ...Read more

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What is krabb disorder?

What is krabb disorder?

Krabbe disease: Is a rare genetic disorder of the nervous system due to mutation in chromosome no. 14, where there is loos of myelin sheath of nerves leading to stiffness, seizures, loss of muscle strength. It usually starts at 2-6 month age. If early, treatment is bone marrow transplant and physical therapy to strengthen muscles. ...Read more

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What is buchet disease?

What is buchet disease?

Behcet's disease?: Behçet's disease is an inflammation of arteries (vasculitis) that often presents with mucous membrane ulcers and eye problems. As a systemic disease, it can also involve organs such as the gastrointestinal tract, pulmonary, musculoskeletal, cardiovascular and neurological systems. ...Read more

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What is bichet disease?

Bechet's disease: Is an autoimmune process associated with ulceration throughout the gastrointestinal tract. ...Read more

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What is maralia disease?

What is maralia disease?

Malaria: Malaria is a disease of the blood spread by mosquito bites. It can be deadly and is one of the major areas of research by numerous agencies world wide. ...Read more

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What is bowen's disease?

What is bowen's disease?

Skin cancer: Bowens disease is essentially squamous cell carcinoma in situ or early stage squamous cell cancer. It is a disease of the skin in older patients (over age 60) occurring in sun damaged areas, mainly in women, and most frequently in the lower extremity. It can be treated by phototherapy, cryotherapy, or 5-fu cream. ...Read more

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What is leigh's disease?

What is leigh's disease?

Leigh Syndrome: Is a neurological disorder that cause psychomotor regression and loss of cognitive ability usually resulting in death in early childhood. ...Read more

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What is perthys disease?

What is perthys disease?

Perthes disease: Legg–calvé–perthes syndrome is a form of osteochondritis of the hip joint, where growth/loss of bone mass leads to some degree of collapse of the hip joint and to deformity of the ball of the femur and sometimes the surface of the hip socket. It occurs most often in children/teens and can lead to chronic arthritis in adults. Treatment includes bracing, traction, physical therapy, and surgery. ...Read more

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What is bitchet disease?

What is bitchet disease?

Behcet: Behcet's disease is an autoimmune disorder that results of recurrent oral and genital ulcers with eye inflammation, and often with a host of other inflammatory diseases in other organ systems. ...Read more

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What is burgers disease?

What is  burgers disease?

What kind of burger?: There is a berger's disease, which is a kidney disease (glomerulonephritis) caused by a person's own IgA antibodies. His antibodies damage his kidneys, but the reason for the antibodies is not known. There is another, called buerger's disease, which is an inflammation of the blood vessels (thromboangiitis obliterans) caused by damage and clotting inside blood vessels, maybe due to tobacco toxins. ...Read more

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What is fordyces disease?

What is fordyces disease?

Fox-Fordyce disease: This is taken from e-medicine: fox-fordyce disease is an infrequently occurring chronic pruritic papular eruption that localizes to areas where apocrine glands are found. The etiology of fox-fordyce disease currently is unknown. The eponym is based on the 1902 report by g. Fox and j. Fordyce. More info free online at: http://emedicine.Medscape.Com/article/1070560-overview. ...Read more

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What is huntings disease?

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What is huntings disease?

Hunting?: If u meant huntington's disease, it is a neurodegenerative genetic disorder that affects muscle coordination & leads to cognitive deficits & psychiatric problems. Symptoms become noticeable between ages 35 & 45, & include jerky random uncontrollable movements called chorea, memory problems, mood changes, etc. ...Read more

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What is wilson's disease?

What is wilson's disease?

Copper accumulation: Wilson's disease is a disorder in which copper accumulates in the body cells. This causes liver disease, psychological changes, and movement disorders similar to parkinsons disease. It can usually be diagnosed by blood and urine tests, but sometimes requires a liver biopsy. It is treated by a low copper diet and medication that reduces copper levels. ...Read more

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What is grover's disease?

What is grover's disease?

GD: Grover's disease is a itchy skin condition that commonly affects the chest and back. Although, it is referred in dermatology as "transient acantholytic dermatois, " it may sometimes have a protracted course. Various treatments may be used, which may involve keeping the skin cool and dry, topical steroids, moisturizing creams, phototherapy and some oral agents. ...Read more

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What is Panner's disease?

What is Panner's disease?

Panner's disease: Panner's disease is osteochondrosis of the capitellum of the elbow. ...Read more