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How To Live With A Sociopath
Narcissist: Therapy for narcissists is often arduous, painful for both patient and therapist, as the narcissist is eventually brought to a place of what is known as profound narcissistic injury, which is the beginning of his poor self esteem that the narcissism resolutely defends against. I would opt for psychoanalysis. Living with a narcissist often means constant devaluation and being objectified. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A sociopath is someone who exemplifies antisocial personality disorder. Sociopaths are glib and superficially charming; they are masters of influence and deception. They have no guilt or remorse about exploiting or manipulating other people; winning is the most important thing. They can use words poetically and almost hypnotically. When veracity is challenged, ...Read more
How easy or how difficult is it for a person with paranoid schitzophrania to have a close relationship?
Many Years: If hypertension is adequately treated then a patient can live a normal lifespan. Adequate treatment includes proper diet (lose weight if overweight, less sodium), reduced alcohol intake, plenty of aerobic exercise, and medications. Drugs for hypertension include beta, angiotensin and calcium channel blockers, as well as diuretics. Many people require several drugs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not easy: You may have to be the one to modify your behavior and perfectionism is deep seated and hard to lessen. You might see the play "the odd couple" - also a movie, - to see perfectionism at work. Perfectionists can accomplish much so while it gets in the way at times, it can also lead to breakthroughs and excellent work. ...Read more
Long life to you!: With a diagnosis of cancer, don't give up! speak frankly with your doctors as to the extent & aggressiveness of your particular tumor. Treatment options are almost as varied as there are cancers to treat. Your medical team will help you choose the one right for your cancer type, age, resources, & comorbidities. No one will fault you, once fully informed, if you opt for a less aggressive approach. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
NAMI: I would suggest looking up nami (national alliance of mental illness) as they have free support groups for families of those with mental illness. They have groups everywhere in the U.S. ...Read more
Many years: That's a very complicated question. Co morbidities would play into the calculation. With good follow up care, you could live for many years ...Read more
Borderline at work: Borderline personality do well in highly defined and structured work environment and clearly defined policies and procedures. Zanarini et at 2003 found that symptomatic improvement is both common and stable, even among the most disturbed borderline patients, and that the symptomatic prognosis for most, but not all, severely ill borderline patients is better than previously recognized. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Adhere to treatment : The most positive thing, in my mind, that a person with schizophrenia can do is to stay on the treatment. One can live a normal life with schizophrenia. You must not stop your medication when you feel better and no longer think you need it. I think it would be a very positive thing to accept this idea, and then move on. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Difficult: Do not expect any real warmth from the person; if they can still express it, that's good. If one is a family member, make sure the other family members do not buy into their insanity or think it is spiritual. Any signs of violence, get away by whatever means. Remain caregiver only if you can handle a difficult, thankless and sometimes dangerous task. Require they accept medication. Good luck. ...Read more
Autoimmune: Jra (also called jia) for juvenille idiopathic arthritis is a disease of unknown etiology. Joint deformity and dysfunction can result from the damage caused by the dysfunctional immune system rheumatologists can provide appropriate diagnosis and treatment which often entails immune suppressants. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Normal: If they take care of themselves and manage their diabetes properly, it's no different than anyone else with a chronic medical problem that needs daily attention. With proper preparation you can easily lead a totally normal life. By the way, they're not a "diabetic", since they're not a disease. They are a "person, with diabetes". ...Read more
Relationship: If the person indicates they want to be in a relationship with you that is a good start. If they have the diagnosis with an organic cause(connective tissue disease, example) then the two of you could talk with an experienced therapist about your expectations from the relationship. If it is trauma based they truly need to see a Psychologist expert in trauma-EMDR trained! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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