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Dsm Iv Definition Of Sociopath
Tourette Syndrome: Multiple motor tics & at least one vocal tic for at least a year, with no tic-free period of longer than 2months. Common comorbid conditions are adhd, ocd, & other anxiety disorders. Vocal tics include throat-clearing, " huffing, " & "barking";motor tics may be simple or complex. Coprolalia (blurting out " dirty" words) occurs in about 10%. Copropraxia ("dirty" movements) is rarer. See tsa.Org. ...Read more
A sociopath is someone who exemplifies antisocial personality disorder. Sociopaths are glib and superficially charming; they are masters of influence and deception. They have no guilt or remorse about exploiting or manipulating other people; winning is the most important thing. They can use words poetically and almost hypnotically. When veracity is challenged, ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am an island: It's a long-term and unusual pattern of experience and behavior. People with this disorder tend to be detached from social relationships. When they're with others they may not show much emotion. They usually choose to be alone because they don't desire or enjoy close relationships. They don't tend to have close friends and may appear indifferent to praise or criticism. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What's the difference between a psychopath, sociopath, borderline personality disorder, and narcissism?
Personality problems: Psychopath and sociopath describe someone who lies, cheats, steals, exploits others, and has no remorse -- like antisocial personality disorder. Narcissistic pd exploits others too, but they feel entitled and there's not so much lying. Antisocial does it b/c he feels everyone else does it. Borderline pd needs others desperately & falls apart when rejected. Dramatic, unstable, self-injuring. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Antisocial PD: They're similar -- but psychopath is not a medical diagnosis, where antisocial personality disorder is. "psychopath" is a common term for someone whose behavior is amoral or which goes against what's acceptable in his/her society, has difficulty establishing deep connections with others, exploits others, does not learn from experience, etc. For antisocial pd, see: http://tinyurl.Com/2yr6cn. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Basically Same: The term "sociopath" is a description have used with people who have antisocial personality disorder. The hallmark of this disorder is a lack of regard or empathy for other people. This type of person will tend to use others only for personal gain and will tend to be calculating and callous in dealing with others. Episodes of aggression are often seen as well. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What are the main differences between a psychopath, sociopath, borderline personality disorder, and narcissistic personality disorder?
Major differences: Psychopath= a person who exploits others without concern for whether they are hurting the person (i.e. Not having a conscience) ("sociopath" is an outdated term for psychopath) borderline personality=is typically a long-standing set of traits that cause extreme and chronic relationship problems narcissistic personality=long-standing belief and acting that one is superior to others. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is being self preoccupied considered a sign of schizophrenia delusions of grandeur or just egotism?
According to the dsm IV tr what types of depression cause a marked impairment in occupational functioning?
Severity: The dsm IV impairments in functioning refer to severity of symptoms. In order to diagnose a major depressive episode, dysthymic disorder, or bipolar ii disorder, for instance, the symptoms need to cause clinically significant impairment in social, work, or other important areas of functioning almost every day. It's hard to work effectively when you cannot sustain mental energy or focus on tasks. ...Read more
Hard to say: Personality disorders don't happen just in days. It would take a while for someone with personality disorder to learn different ways of seeing this world and respond differently. However, if the person recognizes his/her struggle and is longing for some positive changes in his/her life, I am still opmistic. ...Read more
What are the different classifications of personality disorders under the heading of borderline personality disorder?
Schizophrenia: People sometimes think schizophrenia is "split personality." this is not true. Schizophrenia includes symptoms like hearing voices or other perceptual distortions, delusional thinking, flat affect, internal preoccupation, & other disordered thinking & perception. It is usually genetically inherited & can only be diagnosed by a professional. If concerned, see a psychiatrist or psychologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
No: There's no "masochistic personality disorder", but self-defeating personality disorder was in the dsm iii (it's not in dsm iv). It describes people exhibiting a pervasive pattern of self-defeating behavior occurring not only in response to abuse. They feel unworthy of being treated well and, as a result, treat themselves poorly and unwittingly encourage others to make them suffer. ...Read more
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