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Sadistic Personality Disorder Test
How do I know if I have sadistic personality disorder? I seem to to enjoy annoying, hurting others emotionally and have no social lif. Would meds help
Seek psychiatric and: Psychological evaluation to determine your situation, reasons driving your attitudes, behaviors, and feelings, and possible accompanying conditions (such as anxiety or depression that may warrant medication intervention) as this will determine goals for change. Motivation for change is very important for success. Best regards for relief. Read more
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
Which person would be more volatile: one with a sadistic personality disorder or a sociopath (antisocial personality disorder)?
Sociopath: Either of these can be emotionally volatile, or hardly at all. There is no one-size-fits-all distinction. To illustrate antisocial personality disorder, white collar criminals like Bernie Madoff are typically not violent at all, whereas serial killers like Ted Bundy are incredibly violent and volatile. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Interview based: The best way to diagnose borderline personality disorder bpd is through a comprehensive interview by a trained clinician. This disorder can range from mild to moderate to severe. Individuals suffer a lot and create much chaos in key relationships in their lives. There are very good therapeutic techniques - dr. Marsha linehan - for tx of bpd. There is help, don't lose hope. Read more
I took some tests and each and every result was the same. How do I deal with a personality disorder?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can Harm 2 Rush This: Consider finding a caring, knowledgeable psychiatrist or clinical psychologist skilled in assessment. Ideally, 2identify personality qualities that r really hurting a person & her/his relationships, it's impt 2spend time getting 2know the person 2be able 2understand whatever "symptoms" they're experiencing in the context of their life history & current circumstances. Can do harm by rushing this. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No simple test: Unfortunately no simple tests--like blood tests or mris--can tell us if we have a personality disorder. If your gp has specialized training in psychiatry s/he may be able to help you with that. Most likely you would be referred to a psychologist or psychiatrist, and they typically use a thorough history and psychological testing to help answer your question. Your gp may help with a referral. Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Longstanding traits: Personality disorders are characterized by longstanding behaviors that lead to impairments because of a person's interactional style and temperament. There are several "clusters": a) isolative, distrustful interactions with others; b) intense and/or destructive relationships, and c) unusual styles of interactions. The key is that these are chronic styles, not episodes such as depression. Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Cellular structures: X-ray is ionizing radiation. That is, it is capable of delivering sufficient energy to the body tissues to form free radical ions that can damage cellular dna. Some of the damaged areas can be repaired by normal repair mechanisms. Some are not. Some of the damage may cause premature cell death and the cells are replaced. Rarely the damage can induce a tumor years or decades later. Read more
Depends on type: Symptoms of personality disorders depend on the type of personality disorder. According to dsm-iv-tr, these are the general symptoms: *an enduring pattern of behavior that deviates markedly from the norm. * ways of perceiving and interpreting self, other people and events.* inappropriate emotional response.* interpersonal functioning* impulse control.* inflexible and pervasive pattern. Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Think -Are, not have: A personality is what you're like, not something you have or get. It's not a disease, but a way of being that doesn't work very well. Borderline people flip between extreme attitudes of positive and negative on many, if not most things. It's hard for them to maintain anything for that reason. When they are pro, they love whatever it is, but it can and does change to con on a dime - and back again. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Therapy is key: Long-term psychotherapy is key to treatment of personality disorder though meds may have a role to play for certain symptoms. Mindfulness training can help. The kind of therapy shown to be most effective in studies is a kind of group therapy called dialectical behavior therapy. To get better, commit to longer term therapy starting with dbt. Hope this helps. Good luck. Read more
Personality disorder: Persistent pattern of abnormality in mood, behavior and cognitive/perceptive functions, sufficient to cause distress or interfere with daily functions, not attributed to other psychiatric or physiological illnesses or effect of illicit substances. Symptoms are further classified depending on type of personality disorder. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Need more info: Personality disorder: enduring maladaptive patterns of behavior, cognition and inner experience, exhibited across many contexts and deviating markedly from those accepted by the individual's culture. These patterns develop early, are inflexible and are associated with significant distress or disability. Often multiple sources including heredity, childhood experience, etc. Read more
Very difficult: It can be hard to realize that you have a personality disorder, because your way of thinking and acting seems natural to you -- and you may blame others for the problems you face. Often, people with personality disorders come to treatment because of relationship problems, such as a spouse saying "get help or else! " so if concerned, it's best to see a psychiatrist or psychologist for evaluation. Read more
Personality disorder: What symptoms do u have, what issues are u dealing with, & have u been evaluated by a mental health professional? . Read more
Recurrent patterns: To be a disorder, a personality style must cause impairment in day-to-day life. There are such a wide range that the type of impairment may be anything from never getting along with others to being a "neat-freak" who can't tolerate any level of disorder. The key is longstanding, repetitive problems over time because of the person's behaviors and interactional styles. Read more
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