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Any advice? I have taken many tests online & they all say I have schizoid personality disorder. What does that even mean?

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 more

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Dr. Gregory Moneta
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Screening (Definition)

Examples are: colonoscopy for colon polyp or cancer; mammograms for breast lesions or cancer; psa a blood test that could indicate enlargement of cancerous prostate tissue; blood sugar or hemoglobin a!c for diabetes. Many think that scanning the whole body will pick up a cancer--in all likelihood, it will not. There also is no good blood test, yet, ...Read more


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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?

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

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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?

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 more

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How many people in the u.S. Are diagnosed with narcissistic personality disorder?

How many people in the u.S. Are diagnosed with narcissistic personality disorder?

Fairly common: Estimates are 8% in males and 5% in females in the us as lifetime prevalence. Since this tends to be a chronic disorders, especially if untreated, that translates pretty closely into you haveing about a 5-8% chance of running into (or being) someone with npd. ...Read more

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How can I treat personality disorder?

How can I treat personality disorder?

Therapy: Seek out individual and/or group therapy with a licensed therapist who has experience and training in this area. Work hard and good luck! ...Read more

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What is anti-social personality disorder?

What is anti-social personality disorder?

People who have no: Conscience, break the law with no concern for others, con men have antisocial personality disorder. It is very hard to treat since they believe their behavior is justified and do not care to change. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have personality disorder?

See a Dr: A psychiatric evaluation would clarify this diagnosis and also help you develop a treatment plan if needed. See a psychiatrist. Good luck. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have a personality disorder?

Ingrained pattern : Of behavior, it means it is what it is and it can be not easy to change. ...Read more

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Could you explain what is a "personality disorder"?

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 more

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How do I know exactly what is personality disorder?

How do I know exactly what is personality disorder?

Personality Disorder: Is inflexible pattern of perceiving, interpreting & communicating with others that results in distress or interferes with one's daily functioning. ...Read more

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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