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Dr. Andrew Berry
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Personality Disorder (Overview)

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 to distress or impairment.


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What is the technical definition of personality disorder?

What is the technical definition of personality disorder?

Pervasive pattern: A personality disorder is a pervasive dysfunctional pattern of interacting with the larger social world. It impacts one's interpersonal and intrapersonal functioning. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Berry
340 Doctors shared insights

Personality Disorder (Overview)

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 to distress or impairment.


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Which type of personality disorder is it when someone feels the need to argue about meaningless issues?

Obsessive/Compulsive: A person with obsessive-compulsive personality disorder (different from obsessive-compulsive disorder) is another personality disorder that might argue about issues others find meaningless. These folks often have a need for precision and exactitude in the minute details of a project, details that other fail to see as significant. This can lead to lots of arguments. ...Read more

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Living with Borderline Personality Disorder (Checklist)

Go to cognitive therapy for supportive feedback
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Exercise to reduce stress and increase endorphins
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Avoid alcohol to reduce anxiety and depression
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Is severe irritability be a symptom of an borderline personality disorder?

Is severe irritability be a symptom of an borderline personality disorder?

Could be: Irritability is a symptom common to many conditions, including mood disorders, sleep disorders, use/withdrawal from substances, and others. Medical causes also need to be ruled out. Borderline personality disorder is a pervasive maladaptive behavior pattern involving instability in relationships, emotional regulation, self-perception, and mood often with extremes in behavior & thoughts of suicide. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of personality disorder and paranoid schizophrenia?

What are symptoms of personality disorder and paranoid schizophrenia?

These are two big: Questions. You might want to do your own research on each, as they are separate. Try psychologytoday. Com. Try nimh. Org. PSTY disorders are largely a group of non-psychotic, unlearned behaviors that result in chronic, characteristic maladaptive experiences. Paranoid Schizophrenia is a psychotic state. Symptoms are usually hallucinations/delusions of the grandiose or persecutory type. ...Read more

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Treating Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (Checklist)

See a psychiatrist
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Engage in cognitive behavioral therapy
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Make sure your OCD is not a possible side effect of any of your medications
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What are the signs of multiple personality disorder?

What are the signs of multiple personality disorder?

Multiple personality: MPD, now called dissociative identity disorder is characterized by two or more distinct identity states known as alters in addition to the patient him/her self. These identity states will seem fragmentary and partially unaware of the others, each with varying degrees of disturbance, The alters tend to be more active and aggressive, while the patient's core personality will be more passive. ...Read more

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What is diagnosis of schizoid personality disorder?

What is diagnosis of schizoid personality disorder?

I am an island: It's a long-term and unusual pattern of experience and behavior. People with this disorder tend to be detached from social relationships. When they're with others they may not show much emotion. They usually choose to be alone because they don't desire or enjoy close relationships. They don't tend to have close friends and may appear indifferent to praise or criticism. ...Read more

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Overcoming Seasonal Affective Disorder (Checklist)

Buy a white light box, and use it daily
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Stick to a strict sleep schedule
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Keep a regular schedule
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Keep in touch with your friends and family members
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I need help with diagnosed personality disorder?

I need help with diagnosed 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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Can the mmpi test identify narcissistic personality disorder?

Yes: An mmpi result could be consistent with a narcissitic personality disorder. However psychological testing results alone should not be used to make the diagnosis. The results can be used to help confirm what is noted with formal evaluation. ...Read more

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Living with Manic Depressive Disorder (Checklist)

Keep a crisis list with doctor and family phone numbers
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I've taken multiple tests and all told me I have borderline personality disorder. What should I do?

Seek Help: It sounds like you have evidence of difficulties that are likely to interfere with your daily life. It would be worthwhile for you to seek out an appointment with either a mental health provider to look at treatment options. When seeking a provider it would be good to ask if he/she is experienced in treating borderline personality disorder. ...Read more

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I feel I may have an anti-social personality disorder. How do I know whether or not?

I feel I may have an anti-social personality disorder. How do I know whether or not?

Disregard for others: "antisocial" personality disorder is generally about violating the rights of others. Examples include: repeatedly doing things that could get you arrested, being deceitful, being impulsive, assaulting others, being reckless and irresponsible, and not feeling guilty about your bad behavior, beginning in childhood. If this fits and you don't want to be this way, see a therapist asap. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Parenting a Child with a Learning Disorder (Checklist)

Request a full psychological evaluation for your child
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Make sure that your child's evaluations are updated
Yearly
Meet with a psychologist
Weekly
If applicable, join a special education organization for parents
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What causes personality disorder?

What causes personality disorder?

Multifactorial: Frontal, temporal, and parietal lobe abnormalities may be seen possibly due to perinatal injury, encephalitis, trauma, or genetics. May also see diminished monoamine oxidase (MAO) and serotonin levels. The role these play is unknown. Developmental abnormalities secondary to abuse, neglect or incest may be present. ...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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Living with Bipolar Disorder (Checklist)

Take your medications
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Balance work and play
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Know your limits
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Visit your doctors regularly
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What is the best way to treat a personality disorder?

Symptoms: It varies depending on the disorder. For all personality disorders, the symptoms are primarily what is treated. These include (again, depending on disorder) depression, anxiety, disassociation, etc. Often medications are used to manage these sxs. There are some schools of thought that also employ various therapies, such as dbt for borderline personality disorder, as well. If you are more specific. ...Read more

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How do somebody get treated for schizoid personality disorder? What medications?

Read NIH fact sheet: Nih fact sheet:
http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001918/

this is a personality disorder with several specific criteria that need time (several visits) to be clarified with your treating psychiatrist.
You can ask your primary doctor for a referral. ...Read more

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Managing Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (Checklist)

Find a therapist who specializes in PTSD
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Join a support group with others who are dealing with PTSD
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Consider eye movement desensitization and reprocessing as a form of treatment, and discuss it with a therapist
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Learn relaxation techniques that will help you when flashbacks occur
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Which medication is good for treating borderline personality disorder?

Borderline: No medicine treats personality disorder per se. Medications are used to manage symptoms of associated disorders such as depression/anxiety/disorganized thought processes. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for personality disorder?

What is the treatment for personality disorder?

Big question.: Depends on which personality disorder (pd), what treatment has been attempted, patient characteristics, etc. A therapist would be helpful if you have specific questions. ...Read more

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What are treatments for schizoid personality disorder?

Read NIH fact sheet: Nih fact sheet:
http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001918/

this is a personality disorder with several specific criteria that need time (several visits) to be clarified with your treating psychiatrist.
You can ask your primary doctor for a referral. ...Read more

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Can you cure borderline personality disorder?

Can you cure borderline personality disorder?

U might be surprised: ...2 learn that dr marsha linehan, respected psychiatrist credited 4 developing new approach 4 treating borderline personality disorder (dubbed "dialectical behavior therapy") herself had been diagnosed w/ bdp. Read short version of her story via @nytimes: http://nyti. Ms/yxtgz8 who knows, u may learn 2 develop strong sense of self & become world's greatest self-soother + communicator of feelings! ...Read more

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What is a personality disorder and can it be treated by drugs / psychiatry?

What is a personality disorder and can it be treated by drugs / psychiatry?

Enduring Patterns: A personality disorder is a mental health condition in which an individual exhibits enduring behaviors and experiences associated with significant stress or disability deviating from social expectations especially in relating to others. Personality disorders are inflexible and pervasive across many situations. Ttreament is usually some form of psychotherapy combined with medication management. ...Read more

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What are the risks of having narcissism personality disorder?

What are the risks of having narcissism personality disorder?

Relationships: The most significant problem related to narcissistic personality disorder has to do with the disruption that occurs in relationships between the person involved and those around him/her. ...Read more

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Can having a paranoid personality disorder prevent someone from living a fullfilling life?

Can having a paranoid personality disorder prevent someone from living a fullfilling life?

Hard to imagine: It's hard to imagine living a fulfilling life while looking over your shoulder all the time. . . Wondering who is trying to harm you. That would absorb an awful lot of energy! What if that could be freed up to do things that give you more joy? What if working with a therapist could help you accomplish that? ...Read more

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What do you avoid in avoidant personality disorder?

Potential criticism: Someone with this disorder is excessively aware of and worried about potential criticisms from others or "being let down, " so avoids situations where that may happen, including close personal relationships, occupational situations that require a lot of interactions with others and performance evaluatoins, or new activities that might lead to embarrassment. ...Read more

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