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How do I know if I have avoidant personality disorder or borderline personality disorder?

How do I know if I have avoidant personality disorder or borderline personality disorder?

Borderline: I would suggest that you begin with a consultation with a psychiatrist, and then go from there. Help is available! ...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 to do if I have borderline personality disorder - because of borderline personality disorder?

What to do if I have borderline personality disorder - because of borderline personality disorder?

Long-term struggle: Bpd stands for "borderline personality disorder" and it is a long standing set of traits that can cause significant interpersonal suffering in the person who has bpd and often the people around them. People with bpd very often have histories of trauma and deeply fear being abandoned on the one hand and getting to close to someone on the other. People with bpd can be helped with psychotherapy. ...Read more

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What to do if I have histrionic personality disorder..?

What to do if I have histrionic personality disorder..?

If you are really: Serious about wanting to make some changes then consider involvement in a therapy group for people with personality disorders. ...Read more

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What to do if I have histrionic personality disorder?

What to do if I have histrionic personality disorder?

Histrionic PD: manifests in high dramatic reactions to even minor life issues. Psychotherapy can be helpful as can be the work of Dan Goleman on Emotional Intelligence. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have antisocial personality disorder?

How do I know if I have antisocial personality disorder?

You may not.: Make an appointment with a psychiatrist and be as open and honest as you can be. Very likely, just because you asked the question, you will leave the office feeling better. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have avoidant personality disorder?

Avoidant: Isolative, sensitive to criticism, anxious in social situations. ...Read more

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If I have borderline personality disorder, can I get disability benefits?

Legal matter mostly: Disability from the legal stance is getting harder to obtain for mental health issues. The stigma of mental illness plays a role here, as courts and lawyers are disinclined to believe that any mental health condition is disabling. If concurrent medical issues are present, i usually advise clients to seek disability for them and add the mental health component secondarily. ...Read more

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I may have borderline personality disorder. How do I get diagnosed?

I may have borderline personality disorder. How do I get diagnosed?

DBT: First, get a full psychiatric evaluation to confirm this diagnosis. If the diagnosis is indeed confirmed, then Dbt, or dialetic behavioral therapy, formulated and developed by marsha linehan, pH.D. Is currently though of as being very effective. Borderline personality disorder or treatment is more a management issue than an issue that is curable. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have major depressive disorder or bipolar mood disorder?

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How do I know if I have major depressive disorder or bipolar mood disorder?

Bipolar: Moods swing to extremes, between episodes of depression lasting around few weeks & phases of mania lasting few weeks each. Milder forms are called bipolar type 2 or cyclothymia, more severe forms are accompanied with psychotic symptoms such as hearing voices or seeing things that are not there. Your mental health counselor can assess & give more definite diagnosis. ...Read more

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How could i tell if I have npd (narcissistic personality disorder)?

Well....: Are you entitled? Indignant? Do you feel superior & look down on others? Do you fantasize about a "perfect" mate? Do you think you walk on water but others are not quite so impressed? Do you demand lots of admiration? Do you think you are special & not well understood by all the comon slobs on the street? Does it make you feel good to put others down? If many +'s - consider getting a psych eval. ...Read more

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Do I have dissociative personality disorder? How would I know?

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. ...Read more

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I think I have avoidant personality disorder but not sure. What are criteria?

I think I have avoidant personality disorder but not sure. What are criteria?

Avoidance: The key feature of apd is a longstanding tendency to be socially inhibited, feelings of inadequacy, and high sensitivity to perceived or real criticism that leads a person to avoid soical contact when possible because of those concerns. It causes impairment both in work situations and in interpersonal relationships. ...Read more

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What to do if I have borderline personality disorder, except?

What to do if I have borderline personality disorder, except?

Create structure: The essence of borderline personality disorder is creating chaos out of life. By adding increased levels of structure you can manage most life situations. ...Read more

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What to do if I have schizoid personality disorder?

Seek psychotherapy.: Schizoid personality disorder individuals usually benefit from psychotherapy in which they learn how to connect with people around them and create emotional connections while controlling the anxiety generated by social interactions. This is usually done teaching and modeling social skills, and by recognizing how emotions control our thoughts/actions. Find help with a psychotherapist in your area. ...Read more

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How do I know if I might have antisocial personality disorder?

How do I know if I might have antisocial personality disorder?

Lack of empathy/guil: Little concern about rules or morality no empathy 4 people's feelings little remorse or guilt--watch dexter 4 extreme example. ...Read more

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How do I know whether I have bipolar disorder or schizophrenia?

How do I know whether I have bipolar disorder or schizophrenia?

Thorough: psychiatric evaluation should be able to differentiate btwn. Bipolar Disorder, schizophrenia or schizoaffectve disorder. However, it may take a while for a particular disorder to fully manifest it's self. ...Read more

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When should I tell someone i'm dating that I have bipolar disorder and borderline personality disorder?

When should I tell someone i'm dating that I have bipolar disorder and borderline personality disorder?

If It's Important: If you are involved in a casual relationship then there may be no need to discuss this issue. However, if you see this relationship becoming more serious, and if you want this person to have a meaningful role in your life, then you need to tell him/her. ...Read more

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I don't think I have schizoid personality disorder but I do have lot of the symptoms. Is it possible for someone to have mild schizoid personality disorder?

PROBABLY: Mild to severe might be measured depending on how much one's problems disrupt living. If you have a lot of the symptoms, stabilizing the difficulties might make life much more comfortable. This may be good cause for psychotherapy. ...Read more

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I think I may have borderline personality disorder.?

I think I may have borderline personality disorder.?

Are you in therapy?: If you are talk with them about your concerns. If not, you may want to try to get help. A psychologist can help you learn coping skills to reduce the impact of borderline personality disorder. Make sure it is one of their specialties. Good luck and let us know how it goes. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have borderline personality disorder?

How do I know if I have borderline personality disorder?

See a professional : To be confident that you know what your diagnosis is (if you have one) it's best to be seen by a psychiatrist or psychologist. They can perform an evaluation of your symptoms and overall functioning. Borderline personality disorder is complex , consisting of a long-term pattern of instability in relationships, self-image, and affects, and a great deal of impulsivity. Rely on a professional. ...Read more

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