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Online Screening For Personality Disorders
Any advice? I have taken many tests online & they all say I have schizoid personality disorder. What does that even mean?
It is dangerous to: Use online tests to diagnose personality disorders. Even qualified professionals do not rely on testing along, but also on their clinical judgement and experience. Please see a mental health professional who can properly asses your situation. Clinical psychologists are well trained in this. Peace and good health. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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I'm afraid I have avoidant personality disorder, but my symptoms don't seem as severe as those described online. Is it still worth getting checked out?
Personality disorder: is a deeply ingrained and maladaptive pattern of behavior of a specified kind, typically manifest by the time one reaches adolescence and causing long-term difficulties in personal relationships or in functioning in society. Whether applicable or not, if you fear it applies to you seek evaluation and therapy for improved function, well-being and peace of mind. Best regards for good health. ...Read more
I took a test online to see if i had a personality disorder. Got a 70% borderline. What exactly is that and what are some symptoms?
Borderline: Is a personality disorder characterised by severe mood fluctuations, chaotic unstable interpersonal relationships, disturbed identity & self-image, chronic feelings of emptiness, impulsivity, chronic recurrent suicidal behaviors, transient paranoea or dissociation, & inability to control anger. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Clusters of traits: Usually diagnosed at 18+ (as an individual is still developing and finding their identity before then), personality disorders are made up of long -enduring, stable, clusters of traits. These traits are often maladaptive and can cause distress to the individuals and/or those involved with the individual. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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