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Doctor insights on: Passive Aggressive Personality Disorder Complications

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Is a criminal who suffers from a mental illness or personality disorder really at fault for the crime(s) they commit?

Is a criminal who suffers from a mental illness or personality disorder really at fault for the crime(s) they commit?

It depends: This isn't exactly a medical question, it's more of a legal or moral one. But laws in the us generally hold that if a person cannot tell right from wrong due to a mental illness, then they are "not guilty by reason of insanity" (or similar language depending on the state). Most mental illness is not severe enough to meet this standard, and the "insanity defense" is actually used fairly rarely. ...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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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 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 ...Read more

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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