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How can I live with a narcissistic person?

How can I live with a narcissistic person?

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 more

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Sociopath (Definition)

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


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How do you live with a narcissist?

How do you live with a narcissist?

Narcissism: This is incredibly difficult, if not impossible, depending on symptom severity. One can find oneself worn down by the narcissist's put-downs, slights, self-aggrandizement, entitlement and how the narcissist objectifies them. ...Read more

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How easy or how difficult is it for a person with paranoid schitzophrania to have a close relationship?

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How easy or how difficult is it for a person with paranoid schitzophrania to have a close relationship?

Schizophrenics: Chronic schizophrenics who have been clinically stabilized & are compliant with their ongoing treatment & have good social support system , do indeed form close relationships. ...Read more

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How long would a person with hypertension live for?

How long would a person with hypertension live for?

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 more

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How to live with perfectionist?

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

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How can I live with someone who is bipolar?

How can I live with someone who is bipolar?

Comliance: What kind of commitment he has is he compliant with medications does he follow up regularly with psychiatrist and you can be part of it . If he agrees you can accompany on his appointment and meet his physician discuss your concern. ...Read more

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How long can a person live for with lupus?

How long can a person live for with lupus?

Decades: Depending on severity and extent of disease, and how responsive you are to medication the disease can often go into remission. There are people with severe cases as with any other disease, bit treatment is helpful in a very high percent of cases. ...Read more

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How long can a person live with leukemia?

How long can a person live with leukemia?

The chronic : Leukemias can have a very long survival, and in the case of lymphoid type can go that long without treatment in some cases. The acute leukmias are immediately life threatening. ...Read more

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How long can a particular person live with cancer?

How long can a particular person live with cancer?

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 more

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Can you tell me how to cope with a parent that has a mental illness?

Can you tell me how to cope with a parent that has a mental illness?

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

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Help please? How long can a person live with an artificial heart?

Help please? How long can a person live with an artificial heart?

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

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How to deal with a borderline personality with regards to the workplace?

How to deal with a borderline personality with regards to the workplace?

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 more

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How to deal with schizophrenia in a positive way?

How to deal with schizophrenia in a positive way?

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 more

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How can you deal with a schizophrenic?

How can you deal with a schizophrenic?

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

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How can the family help a child live well with jra?

How can the family help a child live well with jra?

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 more

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How difficult is it to live with a diabetic or have a relationship with one.?

How difficult is it to live with a diabetic or have a relationship with one.?

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

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Is it possible for me to live a productive life with bipolar disorder?

Is it possible for me to live a productive life with bipolar disorder?

Yes: Many people with bipolar disorder are high achievers. It is important to get on the right medications or combination of medications. ...Read more

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How to deal with haphephobia in a relationship?

How to deal with haphephobia in a relationship?

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 more

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How long can a person live with a plastic in the stomach?

How long can a person live with a plastic in the stomach?

Are you speaking of: ...something mistakenly or intentionally ingested, an inserted feeding tube, a surgically-placed appliance, suture material...? Help us understand your concern please. ...Read more

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How long can you live with a defibulator?

How long can you live with a defibulator?

A long time: A defibrillator should last about 10 years. Then it will be replaced as the battery runs low. The bigger issue is how the underlying illness is being treated. Some people are fairly healthy except for a rhythm issue, while others are quite i'll. ...Read more