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People Pleasers Personality
Legal Question: This is a legal, not a medical question. In most instances diagnosis is less important than behaviors. Usually if the person is a responsible and caring parent they will be considered for custody. For a more certain answer you should consult a family practice attorney in your legal jurisdiction. ...Read more
Hard to say: Superficial guessing about such a thing would not be fair to anyone. And i hope you'll understand that most ethical doctors maintain the privacy of any patients for whom they come to a working diagnosis -- even those who are celebrities. ...Read more
Not at all: The term "psychopath" usually refers to antisocial personality disorder -- which is a pervasive pattern of disregard for, and violation of, the rights of others. In this there's deceitfulness, consistent irresponsibility, & much impulsivity. Did involves genuine inability to recall important info (more than simple forgetfulness), and multiple distinct identities taking control of behavior. ...Read more
Yes they might: In my experience in treating people with asperger's disorder, they seem to science in a proportion similar to or perhaps slightly higher than the general population. But they may also dislike it, just like a person in the general population. ...Read more
Schizophrenics: Sure they can, with proper treatments and depending on their support system. ...Read more
How come some people confuse borderline personality disorder with antisocial personality disorder?
Different things: They are different things, but it is possible to have both. Both personality disorders may be characterized by recklessness, impulsivity, and manipulativeness. The causes are different, but some behaviors may superficially look the same. Borderline personality can be treated. True psychopathic or sociopathic personality is unlikely to respond to treatment. ...Read more
Narcissism: The hallmark of a narcissist is an immense ego, grandiosity, and self-importance, as well as being entitled, and a tendency to use and objectify others as well as thinking of people in all-good or all-bad terms instead of shades of gray. The core of a narcissist is profound insecurity. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Seeing a Therapist: Not necessarily someone w/BPD, but anyone who has difficulty trusting or is somewhat paranoid can have difficulty seeing a therapist. He/she may find it hard to relate to the therapist and it is in the relationship that progress is made. It can be done, however. Peace and good health. ...Read more
See below: We learn to relate from our caregivers, then the circle expands to friends, etc. Even if you see that something is not working in your relationship, you might try to fix the problem with the things that are available to you or you're most familiar with, leading to problems yet again. You might want to consider family/couples therapy to help you id the impeding issues and how to work through them. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Aspergers: Yes! they are a bit of a different breed. Here is my show on aspergers. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xg1ngp1ngds but be sure to buy this book on aspergirls. It is the best. http://www.amazon.com/aspergirls-empowering-females-asperger-syndrome/dp/1849058261. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Likely: Though it's not an official symptom those with narcissistic personality disorder can have a tendency to talk over people and speak in monologues giving others very little time or room to express their own thoughts and beliefs becaus why should they the narcissist is always right. ...Read more
No: At least not as a part of the cyclothymic disorder. In cyclothymic disorder both the highs and lows are too mild to result in psychotic symptoms including delusions. ...Read more
Possibly: Those autistic individuals who are the most socially functional, such as high functioning autism and aspergers disorder may be very aware of their sutism as it interferes with socialization. If individuals are functioning at lower levels of cognitive function and social ability, they probably are not aware directly. If a person experiences frustration, with communication, they probably are. ...Read more
Excellent question: But not fully understood. (see neuropsychopharmacology: the fifth generation of progress, chapter 79, downloadable). In bipolar, signal transduction is more variable than in euthymia. Lithium stabilizes the transduction "rule" & circadian fxns. Antidepressants appear (intracellular) to enlarge signal amplitude. In a vulnerable individual, this increase tips the balance into a manic state. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many ways: Impulsive behaviors can get us into a lot of problems. Can ruin relationships, alienate us from those we love, cause us legal, social, financial and other problems and the list goes on and on. ...Read more
Not necessarily: Schizophrenia affects 1% of the general population. All walks of life are affected. That includes those who are religious as well as those who are not. It is possible for a person with schizophrenia to believe they hear god talking to them. In fact, I have had many patients who believed that they were jesus christ. Interestingly, often when such people are treated, they no longer believe it. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not good candidates.: People with antisocial personalities do not learn from their previous mistakes and therapy does not work. They do understand that for a criminal behavior, they have to be legally responsible. They have no remorse and they are sorry only that they got caught. ...Read more
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