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Can people with antisocial personality disorder legally keep their children?

Can people with antisocial personality disorder legally keep their children?

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

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Who are some celebraties with histrionic personality disorder?

Who are some celebraties with histrionic personality disorder?

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

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Are people with dissociative identity disorders psychopaths?

Are people with dissociative identity disorders psychopaths?

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

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Do people with Asperger disorder enjoy science?

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

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Can schizophrenic people have truly satisfying interpersonal relationships?

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Can  schizophrenic people have truly satisfying interpersonal relationships?

Schizophrenics: Sure they can, with proper treatments and depending on their support system. ...Read more

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How come some people confuse borderline personality disorder with antisocial personality disorder?

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

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Do all people with narcissistic personality disorder really have low self esteem?

Do all people with narcissistic personality disorder really have low self esteem?

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 more

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Why do people with borderline personality disorder hate seeing therapists.

Why do people with borderline personality disorder hate seeing therapists.

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

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Why do some people sabotage their own interpersonal relationships?

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 more

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Do girls experience asperger’s disorder differently?

Do girls experience asperger’s disorder differently?

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 more

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Do people with narcisstic personality disorder tend to interrupt others more?

Do people with narcisstic personality disorder tend to interrupt others more?

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

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Do people with cyclothymic disorder experience delusions?

Do people with cyclothymic disorder experience delusions?

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

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Are autistic people concious about their autism?

Are autistic people concious about their autism?

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

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Can judging people and hateful thoughts about people come with depression?

Can judging people and hateful thoughts about people come with depression?

Possibly: Some people dwell on hateful thoughts or judge others without any type of depression. However, with depression, one can become more negative, pessimistic, angry or irritable. If that is the case, get help. ...Read more

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Neurochemically, how do anti-depressants (alone) make people with bipolar disorder manic?

Neurochemically, how do anti-depressants (alone) make people with bipolar disorder manic?

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 more

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Are people with dissociative disorders psychopathic?

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Not really: The conflicts between alters are more internal than external. ...Read more

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How does impulsive behavior effect people you love?

How does impulsive behavior effect people you love?

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

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Do very religious people have schizophrenia?

Do very religious people have schizophrenia?

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 more

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How can therapists deal with patients who have antisocial personality disorder?

How can therapists deal with patients who have antisocial personality disorder?

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