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Nursing Diagnosis For Schizoaffective Disorder
Longer, usually: In general, more ingrained troubles take longer (and possibly more intensive) treatment. Cbt/schema therapy, interpersonal, and psychodynamic/analytic approaches are best known in this area. The difficulty is more a part of the person's general functioning (their 'personality') than, say, a phobia, and the therapist must gradually 'show' the patient without rupturing the working relationship. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Personality disorders start in early adulthood and are often hard to treat. There are no fda approved medications. There are numerous skilled therapists who are adept at various psychotherapeutic techniques that can help you realize how your behaviors impact you and those around you. Through self reflection, some of the behaviors can be changed. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Schizophrenia sympto: Symptoms are disorganized thinking/speech such as loosing train of thought or words incoherent , auditory hallucinations, bizarre delusions or delusions of persecution, social withdrawal, poor hygiene, lack of motivation, poor judgement/attention/executive functions. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What treatments can I recieve for mood disorders, anxiety disorder, conduct disorder, psychotic disorder?
Psychiatric eval: Psychiatric evaluation would be the first thing you need here, to determine the most likely diagnosis that could explain your symptoms. There are various medications that help mood disorders, psychosis, and anxiety; psychotherapies are important treatments in all of those and in conduct disorder. You can receive comprehensive treatment once we understand what's wrong & what's needed. ...Read more
Time and Focus: The first thing to understand is that episodes of depression can-and do-happen in the course of treating bpd. Also many of the symptoms of the two disorders are similar, so at times both the meds and therapy that would be appropriate are likely to look identical. But, in very general terms, bpd depends more heavily on long-term therapy--building a positive sense of self and capacity for trust. ...Read more
How common is it for someone to have borderline personality disorder, bipolar disorder, and antisocial personality disorder?
Statistics: Estimates regarding the prevalence of borderline personality disorder (bpd) in the general population have suggested a 1 – 2% rate of lifetime occurrence (apa, 2000). The nmih cites that the prevalence of bipolar in adults in the us is 2.6% and antisocial personality disorder to be at 1%. If you have concerns about any or all of these, seek help. Doctors are trained to help and not judge. Best. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
In psychiatry, beside the psychotherapy, how different is the treatment for borderline personality disorder and bipolar affective disorder?
Medications: Medications usually have a greater role in bipolar disorder, although some of the same medications (including antidepressants, antipsychotics, and mood stabilizers) can be helpful to stabilize symptoms of borderline personality disorder, although frequently at lower doses. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How common is it for someone to have borderline personality disorder, antisocial personality disorder, and bipolar disorder all together?
Co-occurence common: The "comorbidity" (co-occurrence) of personality disorders is high, so if someone meets the diagnostic criteria for *any* personality disorder (pd), they are likely to meet the diagnostic criteria for as many as four to six pds. This reflects (in part) a limitation of dsm-iv/5 (the psychiatric diagnostic manual). Bipolar mood disorder is a different animal, but can co-exist with a pd. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: In fact, lithium is probably the best/most studied medication for the treatment of bipolar disorder. It is very effective in many but not all cases. It has been shown to be the most effective treatment for suicidality. It can be safe and effective, especially for bipolar i disorder or a manic episode. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No simple answer b/c: It depends on the person and the severity of the disorder. Persons with bipolar i can be psychotic as are individuals w/ schizoaffective disorder, which means a combination of schizophrenia and a mood disorder. All things being equal, the person with schizoaffective disorder with bipolar characteristics is likely to have more mental health problems. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Please advise if it's common for bipolar disorder to be misdiagnosed as borderline personality disorder?
Sometimes.: Yes, on the surface. Some of the characteristics are similar such as the mood instability, impulsivity, sleep disorder especially the hypomanic states. Unlike the bipolar disorder which have distinct periods of mania and depression lasting at least a week, borderline personality disorder shows a pervasive pattern of instability with extremes of idealization and devaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It's possible: The criteria for mental illness disability is set by the state. Generally any disability must be severe enough to impair various life functions (work, school, relationships). Borderline personality disorder, when left untreated, can be quite debilitating to ones life functioning. One has to go through disability evaluation process. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Tests? no Help? yes!: Have you been diagnosed? Mostly, this fairly rare diagnosis is made by listening to the persons description. Talk with the doctor about how they came to this conclusion and your thoughts/feelings about it. Many, if not most mental/emotional disorders are lacking objective, biologically based definitive tests. It makes it hard for you and the doctor - so work together on both diagnosis & treatment. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Diagnostic Criteria: Schizoaffective disorder can appear surprisingly similar to several other conditions including schizophrenia, major depressive disorder, bipolar disorder, brief psychotic disorder, delusional disorder, and substance-induced psychotic disorder. Screening questions should be designed to provide the examiner information regarding the diagnostic criteria found in the dsm-iv-tr. ...Read more
Is it possible for someone to have both schizotypical personality disorder and narcissistic personality disorder?
Yes, but look deeper: One can have two personality disorders, they aren't "mutually exclusive". However you may consider looking deeper at some treatable cause of these symptoms. For example an untreated anxiety disorder or bipolar disorder can sometimes present with these types of issues, and both of these can be treated more easily than a personality disorder! ...Read more
See an expert: A lot of things *look like* antisocial personality disorder from the outside. An expert evaluation is in order. If the person truly has a psychopathic personality, they have little incentive to change. External structure and monitoring may be the only answer. If the antisocial behavior is caused by something else, psychotherapy may potentially accomplish a great deal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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