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Which person would be more volatile: one with a sadistic personality disorder or a sociopath (antisocial personality disorder)?

Which person would be more volatile: one with a sadistic personality disorder or a sociopath (antisocial personality disorder)?

Sociopath: Either of these can be emotionally volatile, or hardly at all. There is no one-size-fits-all distinction. To illustrate antisocial personality disorder, white collar criminals like Bernie Madoff are typically not violent at all, whereas serial killers like Ted Bundy are incredibly violent and volatile. ...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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Diagnosed with borderline personality disorder. Engaged to my boyfriend. I love him. But I emotionally bully him and sometimes pinch him. Never mad. ?

Diagnosed with borderline personality disorder. Engaged to my boyfriend. I love him. But I emotionally bully him and sometimes pinch him. Never mad. ?

Get help now!: People with BPD commonly have miserable love relationships because of the type of symptoms you describe. There are several effective psychotherapies, dialectic behavioral therapy being the best studied. The best move would be to get help now rather than waiting until your BPD makes a mess of your relationship. ...Read more

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Is borderline personality disorder associated with being emotionally abused as a child?

Is borderline personality disorder associated with being emotionally abused as a child?

Yes.: As children try to cope with abuse, often from a loved one, they often respond with anxiety, guardedness, hypervigillance, difficulty trusting others, dissociation, and anger. Over time this creates a pattern of relating to others and especially stress that is marked by poor attention, outbursts of anger, emotional instability, unstable relationships, dissociation, and even transient psychosis. ...Read more

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How can I get help for personality disorder?

Therapy: Therapy can help with a personality disorder. You can learn skills that help you overcome the parts of your personality d/o that gets in the way or makes you unhappy. Once you meet with a therapist, they can offer other interventions. For some, meds, group work can also help. You'll have to first meet with a professional and come up with a plan together. Look here: http://locator.apa.org/ ...Read more

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How would i get help with personality disorder?

Personality DO: Work with psychotherapist experienced in treating personality disorders, especially dialectical behavior therapy. ...Read more

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I need help with diagnosed personality disorder?

I need help with diagnosed personality disorder?

It is hard: Personality disorders are difficult to live with and hard to treat. Usually if u have a personality disorder u do not realize that u have a problem, people close to u do. If u have been told u have one and are asking for help that is a major step. Follow through and speak to a therapist. They will start with what's bothering u, which is your healthier side and move on from there. It will take time. ...Read more

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Who discovered anti social personality disorder?

ASPD: The concept of antisocial personality disorder has changed in history, and there was first described in greece as the unscrupulous man. The work of many researchers has been base for the current description in the diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders used in practice nowadays. The topic is incredibly interesting, wide and controversial. I recommend you a bibliographic search. ...Read more

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Who do I stop dissociative personality disorder?

Who do I stop dissociative personality disorder?

See a psychiatrist: For this. Take care and god bless u! http://www.m.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/dissociative-identity-disorder-multiple-personality-disorder. http://discussingdissociation.com/2010/02/10/10-did-therapy-101-tips/. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have a mild personality disorder?

Not sure.: Everyone has a personality or traits that characterize their behavior. When the personality or traits becomes so "unusual" as to cause enduring and significant personal or social distress it crosses the line between being "normal" and being a disorder. I suppose mild means you are approaching that border. ...Read more

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Can having a personality disorder mean I am different?

Can having a personality disorder mean I am different?

Yes: 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). If you have one of the 10 possible types, you are "different" in ways that cause you difficulty, rather than just individuality. ...Read more

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How to go about proper diagnosis of personality disorder?

Proper?: The Clinical Psychologist should be experienced in personality disorders. They'll possibly use some tests and interview about life all the way back. They might benefit from seeing creative work. Many personality qualities don't emerge early in relationships so it can take time. These are NOT diseases! They are styles of being. So the term Dx is a bit misleading to many. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What does it mean to have a cluster b personality disorder?

Cluster B: Mental health professionals divide up personality traits into clusters. Cluster b refers to the so-called 'dramatic' cluster and can include borderline, antisocial, histrionic, or narcissistic. Each has its own specific description. Often times the idea is that the person is thought of as 'emotional' or 'dramatic' or 'attention seeking' in some way. We all have diff't personality traits. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how someone develop a personality disorder?

Can you tell me how someone develop a personality disorder?

There are several : Personality disorders (narcissistic, borderline, obsessive compulsive, sociopathic) with different sets of symptoms. The common denominator is that people with them are comfortable w' their symptoms and do not think there is anything wrong with them. Therefore it is very hard 2 treat them. They have no desire 2 change. They develop early on in life and become an Integral part of who they are. ...Read more

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Could you explain what is anti-social personality disorder?

Could you explain what is anti-social personality disorder?

Disregard for others: Antisocial personality is a personality disorder characterized by a pervasive pattern of disregard for, or violation of, the rights of others. There may be an impoverished moral sense or conscience and a history of crime, legal problems, impulsive and aggressive behavior. ...Read more

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Can anyone please tell what is dissociative personality disorder?

See below: You had another question about being diagnosed with schizophrenia. The confusion may arise as in the past schizophrenia was referred to as "split personalities". Ultimately, you should work with your doc and family to assess if the treatment is helping. Information below might help as well: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001925/. ...Read more

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How can you determine what type of personality disorder you have?

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Personality: Perform thorough diagnostic workup as well as history. ...Read more

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What kind of experience is it to live with a personality disorder?

Frustrating: A key feature to most personality disorders is inflexibility in coping strategies and interpersonal relationships. For a parter or family member this can feel incredibly frustrating and even hopeless since change is hard to come by. There is hope! intervention by a licensed professional with expertise in personality disorders can help, it not a quick fix but does happen. ...Read more

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My younger sister has anti-social personality disorder. How is this treated?

There is no treatmen: There is no consistently effective treatment for antisocial personality disorder. This disorder can only be managed and that management is usually in the criminal justice system. No medication will treat it and it is virtually impossible to treat someone in psychotherapy who is incapable of empathy and who is without a conscience. ...Read more

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How odd must a person be in order to be diagnosed with a personality disorder?

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How odd must a person be in order to be diagnosed with a personality disorder?

How old: I assume u meant how old?. Personality do diagnoses are given above 18 years age. ...Read more

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What course of action needs to be taken to treat dissociative personality disorder?

If you have been: Diagnosed w/did please see a mental health professional trained in clinical hypnosis. It is very helpful in working with did. The american society of clinical hypnosis lists licensed members in a search engine. Peace and good health. ...Read more