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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?

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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