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What does it mean to have dual personality disorder?

What does it mean to have dual personality disorder?

No such thing: There is no "dual personality disorder" in the mental health diagnostic system. However, there is a dissociative identity disorder -- where 2 or more alternate identity or personality states take control of a person. Each of these has its own characteristics, mannerisms, memories, and ways of experiencing -- and behaving in -- the world. It can follow from severe childhood trauma. ...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 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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Help! exactly what is personality disorder?

Help! exactly what is personality disorder?

Cellular structures: X-ray is ionizing radiation. That is, it is capable of delivering sufficient energy to the body tissues to form free radical ions that can damage cellular dna. Some of the damaged areas can be repaired by normal repair mechanisms. Some are not. Some of the damage may cause premature cell death and the cells are replaced. Rarely the damage can induce a tumor years or decades later. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of a personality disorder?

Depends on type : Symptoms of personality disorders depend on the type of personality disorder. According to dsm-iv-tr, these are the general symptoms: *an enduring pattern of behavior that deviates markedly from the norm. * ways of perceiving and interpreting self, other people and events.* inappropriate emotional response.* interpersonal functioning* impulse control.* inflexible and pervasive pattern. ...Read more

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How to tell if I have a personality disorder?

How to tell if I have a personality disorder?

Think -Are, not have: A personality is what you're like, not something you have or get. It's not a disease, but a way of being that doesn't work very well. Borderline people flip between extreme attitudes of positive and negative on many, if not most things. It's hard for them to maintain anything for that reason. When they are pro, they love whatever it is, but it can and does change to con on a dime - and back again. ...Read more

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Borderloine personality disorder, what to do?

Borderloine personality disorder, what to do?

Therapy is key: Long-term psychotherapy is key to treatment of personality disorder though meds may have a role to play for certain symptoms. Mindfulness training can help. The kind of therapy shown to be most effective in studies is a kind of group therapy called dialectical behavior therapy. To get better, commit to longer term therapy starting with dbt. Hope this helps. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a personality disorder?

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Personality disorder: Persistent pattern of abnormality in mood, behavior and cognitive/perceptive functions, sufficient to cause distress or interfere with daily functions, not attributed to other psychiatric or physiological illnesses or effect of illicit substances. Symptoms are further classified depending on type of personality disorder. ...Read more

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Is it possible that I have a personality disorder?

Need more info: Personality disorder: enduring maladaptive patterns of behavior, cognition and inner experience, exhibited across many contexts and deviating markedly from those accepted by the individual's culture. These patterns develop early, are inflexible and are associated with significant distress or disability. Often multiple sources including heredity, childhood experience, etc. ...Read more

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How to determine if I have a personality disorder?

Very difficult: It can be hard to realize that you have a personality disorder, because your way of thinking and acting seems natural to you -- and you may blame others for the problems you face. Often, people with personality disorders come to treatment because of relationship problems, such as a spouse saying "get help or else!" so if concerned, it's best to see a psychiatrist or psychologist for evaluation. ...Read more

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How likely is it that I have a personality disorder?

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Personality disorder: What symptoms do u have, what issues are u dealing with, & have u been evaluated by a mental health professional?. ...Read more

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What are some signs of having a personality disorder?

Recurrent patterns: To be a disorder, a personality style must cause impairment in day-to-day life. There are such a wide range that the type of impairment may be anything from never getting along with others to being a "neat-freak" who can't tolerate any level of disorder. The key is longstanding, repetitive problems over time because of the person's behaviors and interactional styles. ...Read more

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What exactly is the symptoms of a personality disorder?

What exactly is the symptoms of a personality disorder?

Personality disorder: A personality disorder is an enduring, pervasive, and inflexible pattern of inner experience and outer behavior that differs markedly from one's culture, begins in adolescence or early adulthood, and causes distress in important areas of life (relationships, work, etc). There are 10 different types, and some symptoms may overlap. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/personality-disorders/ds00562. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of having a personality disorder?

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What are the symptoms of having a personality disorder?

Personality DO: Enduring behaviors associated with significant distress or disability, which deviates from social expectations. There are difficulties with emotions, cognitions, interpersonal relations, or control of impulses. ...Read more

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If I'm only 16, could I still have a personality disorder?

If I'm only 16, could I still have a personality disorder?

It is possible to: have a personality disorder at 16 y.o. Please discuss your concerns w/a mental health professional. Do not diagnose yourself. Do not rely on medication alone. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Help please! is being obsessive connected to a personality disorder?

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Help please! is being obsessive connected to a personality disorder?

Ocpd: That depends on what kind of obsessive thoughts or compulsive rituals you are having that are bothering u the most. Refer to my response on definition of Obsessive Compulsive Personality. ...Read more

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Is Aspergers a personality disorder?

Is Aspergers a personality disorder?

No: What was formerly called Asperger's is now included in the mild end of the spectrum of autism. It is not a personality disorder, rather a different way of being that is in the spectrum primarily because the social difficulties (social tone deafness) experienced is out of proportion to otherwise normal to very high intelligence. ...Read more

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What is psychopathic personality disorder like?

What is psychopathic personality disorder like?

Politicians?: Dsm-v: individuals are arrogant and self-centered, feel privileged and entitled.They have an exaggerated sense of self-importance and are primarily motivated by self-serving goals.  they seek power over others and will manipulate, exploit, deceive, con, or otherwise take advantage of others, in order to inflict harm or to achieve their goals.  they are callous and have little empathy for others. ...Read more

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Why is it called border line personality disorder?

Controversial name: Early use of this term intended to reflect its' position between neurosis and psychosis - that borderline territory. As time has passed other elements of the personality also have been seen to be neither/nor, on/off, close/distant. These are not the moods of bipolar but rather styles or traits. The bipolar moods often are also present and then there may be a dual diagnosis. Many dislike the term. ...Read more

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Could writer's/author's personality disorder exist?

Personality disorder: Personality disorders could be identified among individuals in any occupational category. ...Read more

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