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What can you do to tell if someone has a split personality disorder?

What can you do to tell if someone has a split personality disorder?

No such thing: There is no such thing as "split personality disorder, " so I am not sure what you mean. Can you please rephrase your question, and we will try to answer. Thanks. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Berry
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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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I have border line split personality disorder, is this easy to treat?

I have border line split personality disorder, is this easy to treat?

Confusing diagnosis: There is no "border line split personality." there is borderline personality disorder, most often diagnosed in women, schizophrenia, and dissociative identity disorder, both psychotic conditions. It sounds as if you may shift moods/emotional states in a compete way, suggesting strong dissociative tendencies. You need good psychodynamic psychotherapy over an extended time. It's not easy to treat. ...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 can you tell if you have schizophrenia or dissociative identity disorder - split personality disorder?

How can you tell if you have schizophrenia or dissociative identity disorder - split personality disorder?

Find a professional: Both mental disorders you mention are significant clinical disorders that should only be diagnosed by a trained mental health professional who has experience with one or both of these. Both are entirely different disorders. "split personality" is sometimes used by laypersons to describe certain phenomena, but there is no clinical disorder that has this name. In did, a personality may split. ...Read more

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What is a personality disorder and can it be treated by drugs / psychiatry?

What is a personality disorder and can it be treated by drugs / psychiatry?

Enduring Patterns: A personality disorder is a mental health condition in which an individual exhibits enduring behaviors and experiences associated with significant stress or disability deviating from social expectations especially in relating to others. Personality disorders are inflexible and pervasive across many situations. Ttreament is usually some form of psychotherapy combined with medication management. ...Read more

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Help please! What drugs could be prescribed to help someone with borderline personality disorder?

Help please! What drugs could be prescribed to help someone with borderline personality disorder?

Not drugs: Drugs are not definitive treatment for borderline pd, but are sometimes prescribed to help with specific symptoms like depression, anxiety, and mini-psychotic episodes. These would be antidepressants and low-dose antipsychotics. The most important treatment for borderline pd is psychotherapy aimed at assisting development through stuck areas. Also dbt therapy to help manage emotional pain. ...Read more

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Is split personality is a genetic disorder?

Is split personality is a genetic disorder?

D.I.D.: See general information below re dissociative identity disorder (DID). Causes not fully known but not thought to be genetic.
https://patient. Info/health/an-introduction-to-dissociative-identity-disorder ...Read more

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Are there any medicines to treat schizoid personality disorder? N is psychatric thearapy needed along with medications?

Are there any medicines to treat schizoid personality disorder? N is psychatric thearapy needed along with medications?

No med is approved: No medications are approved for treating schizoid personality disorder. Sometimes psychiatric medications are used to treat accompanying symptoms such as anxiety, feelings of unreality, or depression. Psychotherapy is the treatment of choice, and I have seen the best results with a depth psychological psychoanalytic psychotherapy. ...Read more

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Does MAOIs are first line drugs in Atypical depression combined with GAD and avoidant personality disorder? Are they faster acting or more efficient?

Does MAOIs are first line drugs in Atypical depression combined with GAD and avoidant personality disorder? Are they faster acting or more efficient?

Depression/GAD/PD: Sounds like you have a complex set of symptoms that really warrant seeing a Psychologist expert in assessment of mood disorder. Medications can be very helpful, although SSRIs are more commonly prescribed. But keep a log of how you feel with any medication, the dose, and are your symptoms actually resolving. And therapy may sound scary, but here on HealthTap could be a great start! ...Read more

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I cut when depressed, bored, stressed, upset, in pain. I've been diagnosed with major depressive disorder recurring and borderline personality disorder. I have tried to commit suicide 9 times in the last year. I used to abuse alcohol and drugs. Now I

I cut when depressed, bored, stressed, upset, in pain. I've been diagnosed with major depressive disorder recurring and borderline personality disorder. I have tried to commit suicide 9 times in the last year. I used to abuse alcohol and drugs. Now I

Full question: Was cut off. You have some serious medical issues. Not knowing the full extent of your question I would recommend speaking with your physician asap. If you are feeling suicidal please go immediately to the er or all the suicide hotline. ...Read more

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How do I deal with life personality disorder?

It is hard: Personality disorders are difficult to live with and hard to treat. Usually if u have a personality disorder u do not realize that u have a problem, people close to u do. If u have been told u have one and are asking for help that is a major step. Follow through and speak to a therapist. They will start with what's bothering u, which is your healthier side and move on from there. It will take time. ...Read more

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What is a good way to deal with my personality disorder?

Congratulations...: If you have a personality disorder & want help coping with it, congratulations! Most people with personality disorders do not even realize that there is something wrong with them. Contact a therapist & start talking about the symptoms which bother you & they can help you develop some coping mechanisms! ...Read more

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What does a diagnosis of mixed personality disorder mean?

Many issues in your: Personality disorders deal with the way you think, behave and react to situations which have a certain pattern. Several of these patterns make up your personality. You may be obsessive/compulsive or dependent for example then you would not fit into one category or another. It is a pattern that is excessive or no longer helping you cope in order to be considered a personality disorder. ...Read more

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Is there a rare personality disorder you can tell me about?

My favorite...: Schizoid, in a nutshell:
Lack of interest in social or personal relationships
Preferring to be alone
Limited range of emotional expression
Inability to take pleasure in most activities
Inability to pick up normal social cues
Cold or indifferent to others
No interest in sex
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Please tell me all symptoms of anti social personality disorder?

Please tell me all symptoms of anti social personality disorder?

Antisocial PD: Antisocial personality disorder is a mental health condition in which a person has a long-term pattern of manipulating, exploiting, or violating the rights of others. This behavior is often criminal, and though not diagnosed until after age 18, it starts with conduct disorder symptoms before age 15. For a complete symptom list and more info, see: http://www. Mentalhealth. Com/dis/p20-pe04.Html. ...Read more

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How do I find out what is the symptoms of a personality disorder?

There are several: Personality disorders (narcissistic, borderline, obsessive compulsive, sociopathic) with different sets of symptoms. The common denominator is that people with personality disorders are comfortable with their symptoms and do not think there is anything wrong with them. Therefore it is very hard to treat them. They have no desire to change. ...Read more

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What can you do to tell someone they have a personality-disorder?

A meaningful context: The diagnostic process usually starts with structured interviews and possibly psychological testing. After the results of the interviews and testing are interpreted, the patient is then informed of the diagnostic impressions by the professional. Ideally, the professional explains what the diagnosis means, and how this type of understanding can be used beneficially for the patient. ...Read more

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What to do if I may have a personality disorder, can someone give me advice?

What to do if I may have a personality disorder, can someone give me advice?

The important thing: Is that you believe the diagnosis and want to work on getting help. Personality disorders ranges from mild to more severe cases. Find a good therapist and learn how to strengthen your personality. That would entail starting by working on the parts of your behavior that U are aware of and want to change. ...Read more

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I feel I may have an anti-social personality disorder. How do I know whether or not?

I feel I may have an anti-social personality disorder. How do I know whether or not?

Disregard for others: "antisocial" personality disorder is generally about violating the rights of others. Examples include: repeatedly doing things that could get you arrested, being deceitful, being impulsive, assaulting others, being reckless and irresponsible, and not feeling guilty about your bad behavior, beginning in childhood. If this fits and you don't want to be this way, see a therapist asap. Best wishes! ...Read more

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How can I tell if a person has a personality disorder or if they are just seeking attention?

You can't.: A mental health professional will have to make that determination after a comprehensive psychiatric or psychological assessment. Though attention-seeking is typical in some types of personality disorders, it is not--by itself--indicative or pathognomonic of one. Lots of people attention-seek, and for more reasons that we can count. Attention-seeking does not equate to personality disorder. ...Read more

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Which type of personality disorder is it when someone feels the need to argue about meaningless issues?

Obsessive/Compulsive: A person with obsessive-compulsive personality disorder (different from obsessive-compulsive disorder) is another personality disorder that might argue about issues others find meaningless. These folks often have a need for precision and exactitude in the minute details of a project, details that other fail to see as significant. This can lead to lots of arguments. ...Read more

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Does everyone who experience abuse have a personality disorder?

Does everyone who experience abuse have a personality disorder?

NO -- absolutely not: People who have been abused may have all kinds of symptoms, including personality disorders -- but this is not an automatic outcome. Many such people do develop self-defeating behaviors, even if not a full "personality disorder" syndrome. Other results can include post-traumatic stress d/o, with hypervigilance, flashbacks, avoidance, irritability, dissociation, etc. There's help and hope, though! ...Read more

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Hoping you can tell me, is personality disorder a mental illness?

Personality disorder: Yes. Personality disorders are a class of mental disorders. There are many different types of personality disorders. ...Read more

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How is conduct disorder related to anti-social personality disorder?

How is conduct disorder related to anti-social personality disorder?

Conduct Disorder: Conduct disorder occurs in childhood and adolescence. It involves long-term (chronic) behavior problems like defiant, impulsive behavior; drug use; truancy before age 13; and criminal activity. It can be associated w/addiction in the parents, child abuse, family conflict, poverty, etc. Untreated or treated unsuccessfully, kids with this may go on to develop antisocial pd after age 18. ...Read more

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What is the difference between codependency traits and dependant personality disorder?

What is the difference between codependency traits and dependant personality disorder?

Codependent: Traits suggest an overly-dependent relationship w/someone and the need for more self-confidence and independence. Dependent personality disorder is more intense, more woven into the attitude of the person. In either case, psychotherapy can be helpful. Aim for inter-dependence, i.e., sometime you gain strength/help others and sometimes its the opposite. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What is multiple personality disorder?

What is multiple personality disorder?

Multiple personality: MPD, now called dissociative identity disorder is characterized by two or more distinct identity states known as alters in addition to the patient him/her self. These identity states will seem fragmentary and partially unaware of the others, each with varying degrees of disturbance, The alters tend to be more active and aggressive, while the patient's core personality will be more passive. ...Read more

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What's histrionic personality disorder?

Emotional, dramatic: Histrionic personality disorder is a condition in which people act in overly emotional and dramatic ways that draws attention to themselves. Individuals with histrionic personality disorder are easily influenced by others, overly sensitive to criticism/disapproval, charming, energetic, easily frustrated, manipulative, seductive, erratic, and demanding. Talk therapy is the best treatment. ...Read more

Dr. Catherine Spitz
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Split Personality Disorder (Definition)

Split personality disorder, which is now known as dissociative identity disorder, is a mental disorder characterized by at least two distinct "split personalities". It is usually an effect of severe ...Read more


Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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Split Personality (Definition)

This term is sometimes used to describe persons with multiple personality disorder ...Read more