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How do I know if i have sadistic personality disorder? I seem to to enjoy annoying, hurting others emotionally and have no social lif. would meds help

How do I know if i have sadistic personality disorder? I seem to to enjoy annoying, hurting others emotionally and have no social lif. would meds help

Seek psychiatric and: psychological evaluation to determine your situation, reasons driving your attitudes, behaviors, and feelings, and possible accompanying conditions (such as anxiety or depression that may warrant medication intervention) as this will determine goals for change. Motivation for change is very important for success. Best regards for relief. ...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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How do I know if I have avoidant personality disorder?

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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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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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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I need help! How do I know if I have avoidant personality disorder?

I need help! How do I know if I have avoidant personality disorder?

See below: We all have different personality traits at certain points in our lives. If you need to know your diagnosis, you will have to be evaluated face-to-face by a psychiatrist or a psychologist. Some things just cannot be diagnosed over the internet :) ...Read more

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I need help! How do I know if I have borderline personality disorder?

I need help! How do I know if I have borderline personality disorder?

Check below: The dx. is not usually made until the client is at least 18 ( the personality is believed to be formed). For this to be your dx., we find a very consistent pattern of unstable relationships, usually starting with the family. The Borderlines are highs suicidal risks. Have unstable self image & poor sense of self. Often demanding & impulsive.Chronic feeling of abandonment, self-mutilation. ...Read more

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I want to know please how do I know if I have split personality disorder?

Dissociative Disorde: Once called multiple personality disorder, it's rare and controversial (forensic issues). Criteria require being recurrently controlled by 2+ discrete identities or personality states, accompanied by memory lapses for important information. It can not be caused by alcohol, drugs, etc. They may or may not know of each other, so you may never know. Others close to you might know. It is rare! ...Read more

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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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How do I know if I have personality disorder?

See a Dr: A psychiatric evaluation would clarify this diagnosis and also help you develop a treatment plan if needed. See a psychiatrist. Good luck. ...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 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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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?

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 to do if I have a personality disorder! please tell?

Don't panic: Find a good therapist. Talk with him or her about your concerns. Work on building a trusting relationship with that therapist. As you do you will be able to see more clearly how your personality has been shaped by past experiences. Be patient, calm, and don't panic. ...Read more

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How can I determine whether I have a personality disorder or not?

How can I determine whether I have a personality disorder or not?

Personality disorder: Personality disorders are long-term maladaptive patterns of thoughts and behaviors that cause distress. There are many types with variable symptoms. Seeing a mental health professional for an evaluation would be the best way to proceed. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me if it's my fault I have a personality disorder?

Can you please tell me if it's my fault I have a personality disorder?

Blaming vs Healing: U could eat a lot of rotten fruit on purpose 2make urself sick. Likewise, someone else could give u lots of rotten fruit on purpose 2make u sick. In the 1st case, u might say that it was ur fault. In the 2nd, that it was the other's fault. But in both cases u end up w/food poisoning & u need treatment!>> it's hard 2believe anyone sets out 2give themselves or anyone else a personality disorder. ...Read more

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What to do if I have different personalities for different people. Do I have a personality disorder?

What to do if I have different personalities for different people. Do I have a personality disorder?

Maybe: Hard to answer without knowing a lot more. The relevant questions are how you are different and why you are different. Whether or not you have a personality disorder, it sounds like you could benefit greatly from psychotherapy to help you better know yourself and better understand your relationships. ...Read more

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I believe I have a personality disorder. I hate looking in the mirror at what i see and i tell it how much i hate it. Am i going mad?

I believe I have a personality disorder. I hate looking in the mirror at what i see and i tell it how much i hate it. Am i going mad?

BDD: This sounds like body dysmorphic disorder to me. I've hung around gyms and we see this in bodybuilders -- even strikingly well-developed men hate looking in the mirror because they think they are ugly. This is a weird trick that people's minds play on them ; that can be treated effectively if you're willing to work in talk therapy. Overweight? Few people care; make that thought part of you. ...Read more

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Need tips on how to maintain good relationships if I have a personality disorder?

Need tips on how to maintain good relationships if I have a personality disorder?

See below. : A few essentials which improve self awareness are education about your difficulties via books or articles, and being in the care of a good psychotherapist and/or psychiatrist. Look into workbooks focusing on various personality disorders and treatments such as dbt. Good stress management techniques are useful, with diet and yoga and exercise useful. Seek out support groups on nami.Org. ...Read more

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