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Female Sociopathic Behavior
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
A Stigmatizing Term: Gid= now-discarded diagnostic category from american psychiatric association's diagnostic "bible." until recently, gid was used 2 diagnose as "disordered" persons whose gender identity ("i view myself a man/woman or both or neither or other") &/or gender expression ("i look &/or behave stereotypically male/female or both or neither or other") wasn't consistent w/sex they were assigned at birth. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Many adults fear it.: Fear of abandinment is, if we're honest, fairly 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am experiencing impulsive or reckless behavior, socially withdrawn, impaired social skills, compulsive behavior, emotional problems and personality changes.
Recommend assessment: You have described a lot of symptoms that could potentially affect your life and/or that could get worse if not addressed. There are ways to manage those symptoms, but it is important to be assessed by a mental health professional (psychologist or psychiatrist) who can help you to figure out what is causing those symptoms and how to best address them. ...Read more
No: Most are of limited intelligence, easily swayed by their confreres to engage in illegal activity. Many are victims of outrageous anti-drug laws which in fact promote the use of drugs rather than helping the victims. A few are there by accident. A small group indeed are sociopaths, with no consciences however these folks are frequently very intelligent and avoid capture. ...Read more
Enjoying porn: Enjoyment of pornography can be an normal means of sexual arousal, and even couples may enjoy viewing pornography together. With the ever-present availability, accessibility and affordability of free porn on the internet, there becomes a risk that a person might become fixated on porn as the primary means of achieving sexual gratification. If so, help from a professional might be considered. ...Read more
Stigmatizing Term: A now-discarded diagnostic category from american psychiatric association's diagnostic "bible." until recently, gid was used 2 diagnose as "disordered" persons whose gender identity ("i view myself a man/woman or both or neither or other") &/or gender expression ("i look &/or behave stereotypically male/female or both or neither or other") wasn't consistent w/sex they were assigned at birth. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If fetishes, pedophilia, necrophilia, zoophilia and other weird sexual attractions and behaviors are classified as paraphilias, how come gay isn't?
Once upon a time: It was in the past considered a disorder but they correctly recognized that error and now know that it's w/in the normal healthy range of humans. Any unlawful, non-consensual or violent acts apart, those may also be dropped. If the person is comfortable and harms no one - it's not a problem. If it's any of those - it is! Gay is not necessarily weird - sometimes it's even dull! ...Read more
A good thing: Einstein called himself a "natural loner" but was wise and kind in addition to his tremendous achievement. Many loners are similar. Most of the happiness life gives comes from meaningful caring for others, and this need not include a lot of socializing. Different people's brains give them different preferences; not everybody is a party animal. If you're hurting no one, embrace who you are. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Psychopath: When i hear about manipulative behavior this could be a psychopathic person who wants to "get one over" on you or it could be someone with a histrionic personality who would be manipulative to get one's attention not for the purpose of exploiting the person like the psychopath. Playing the victim can be from many different types of disorders (e.g. Trauma, borderline pd, ) or just personality styl. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
No relation: These are 2 different disorders. Exhibitionism is one of several paraphilias, and involves exposing one's genitals to unsuspecting strangers in public -- usually to get a response of shock or fear. More common in men. Women with histrionic pd may dress provocatively, but their motive is to draw attention and love, not to shock. They don't usually "flash" unsuspecting public either. ...Read more
Never satisfied: Needy and demanding, no matter how much love or attention they get, they feel they deserve more. Can be charming if convenient for them. Arrogant and out of touch with reality. In the rare moments of reality check, they behave like victims. Envious, they feel they deserve special love and privileges. Angry at the loved ones because they are not giving them enough. Don't care about others feeling. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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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