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How To Outsmart A Sociopath
By good example: Depending on age, bipolar is a brain disease that can affect how someone feels and behaves. It can be managed with good treatment and healthy lifestyle and worsened by drug and alcohol abuse. I think it is important for children to know that they are at risk so that they avoid things that might trigger the illness and get early tx. Some of the best outcomes are in the children who headed parent. ...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
Seek referral from : your Primary Care Provider to a psychiatrist & a psychologist for accurate diagnosis & multimodal treatment recommendations as soon as possible. See http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/antisocial-personality-disorder/basics/definition/con-20027920 for information, but don't self-diagnose or self-medicate, as that is more harmful than helpful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Effects not exact: But, it's important to note that this procedure is no longer done as a standard treatment for mental health problems. The use of lobotomies peaked in the mid-1950's. Currently, medications and other medical and psychotherapeutic treatments are used for serious mental disorders. Traditionally, lobotomy tended to dull the personality rather than sharpen it. ...Read more
Learn the tricks: There are certain patterns in how other folks respond to you depending on your mood. It is really helpful to: (1) keep track of your moods, so you know what the other person might be thinking and (2) learn about those patterns so that you know how to respond when your partner feels you are totally caught up in your own activities (mania) or suddenly incredibly inaccessible (depression). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Someone I know will never see a psychiatrist for a bipolar disorder though the adult makes everyone's life miserable. How to get her to cooperate?
Mental Illness: Be gentle but firm and keep yourself as healthy as possible no matter what the other person does. Please look into the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI). They outreach to family and friends. Peace and good health. ...Read more
How easy or how difficult is it for a person with paranoid schitzophrania to have a close relationship?
Overlapping terms: The two terms are often used synonymously. There is disagreement about the differences between the two terms and there is also difference of opinion regarding how to best measure psychopathy and whether there is a spectrum of psychopathic behavior and symptoms. Essentially, both are conditions where there is poor behavioral control, illegal behavior and a lack of remorse for hurting others. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Stages of change: The approach that we find the most helpful involves first determining where the person is in terms of recognizing that they have a problem... And then helping them move to the next level. The stages of change model provides you with a way of guiding your discussions with the person. Here is some more information - http://moodsurfing.Com/changing-bad-habits/. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
This v that: Bipolar is a chronic disorder of mood characterized by episodic worsening. If "another personality" is referring ti a dissociative indemnity disorder that is a condition characterized by an individual having more then one distinct pattern of thinking, feeling, and relating to others and the world. This can sometimes be difficult to distinguish and these two conditions can occur together. ...Read more
Fairly Easy : If you go online and look up chadd which is children and adults with attention deficit disorders you will find lots of information including research and resources. They also offer online courses for patients and parents and links to local support groups and providers. Look under www.Chadd.Org. Good luck. ...Read more
Difficult: Diagnosing schizophrenia early on, is difficult but critical. Look for new problems in school or on a job. Pay attention to social isolation and new onset of odd beliefs. When in doubt, consult a professional. Early treatment leads to the best outcomes. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
The easiest way to cover up deliberate harm to a patient is to use a psychiatric disorder. How can trust exist?
Trust is important : Physician patient relationship is dependent on trust. All physicians strive to do just that. Unfortunate things do happen and at times result in harm even with care. Psychiatric disorders are legitimate medical disorders and cannot be diagnosed at whim of a disgruntled physician as there are definite criteria for diagnosis. If one is unsatisfied a second opinion can be sought about diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Empathy: Interesting question. Empathy is not an emotion, as it's possible to feel many emotions through empathy. It's a quality that develops naturally when a child is cared for and responded to lovingly by empathetic parents. There can be mismatches between children and parents, though. Connection is necessary and healing in empathy. To learn more about empathy, see: http://tinyurl.Com/kjvgnlz. ...Read more
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