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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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Walking (Definition)

Your doctor may also suggest a safe exercise plan. Walking is usually the easiest type of exercise, but swimming or other low-impact exercises can work just as well. Exercise is an important way to keep blood sugar in control, and physical activity in pregnancy has been found to decrease the risk ...Read more


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Can someone wth multiple personality disorder lose a phobia when switching personalities?

Can someone wth multiple personality disorder lose a phobia when switching personalities?

Can happen...: Mpd is still somewhat controversial and some professionals do not believe it is a real disorder. However, there are reports of people diagnosed with mpd whose alters have different psychological (and at times even physical) attributes. Tv show "United States of tara" (ran only 2 seasons on showtime) gave a glimpse of the havoc that mpd creates not only for the person but for those around them. ...Read more

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What is everyday life like working with boss with narcissistic personality disorder?

What is everyday life like working with boss with narcissistic personality disorder?

Disregard for others: Since people with npd frequently have difficulties with empathy and care for others, i would expect that the employee would be faced with the boss falling short in these important areas of leadership. Also, people with npd might tend to project their rage into others, so the employee might inexplicably feel intense anger or rage when with the boss, or perhaps when thinking about him or her. ...Read more

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How long does it take to diagnose someone with bipolar disorder &/or borderline personality disorder? R these mental illnesses or personality traits?

How long does it take to diagnose someone with bipolar disorder &/or borderline personality disorder? R these mental illnesses or personality traits?

Variable: It may take several sessions of history-gathering and observing to make diagnoses of this type -- but symptoms & mental status signs may be clear from the start. Borderline personality disorder and bipolar disorder are both mental illnesses, not just personality traits. Both may be present in the same person. Borderline pd often has more intense symptoms in intimate relationships than others. ...Read more

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How common is it for someone to have borderline personality disorder, antisocial personality disorder, and bipolar disorder all together?

How common is it for someone to have borderline personality disorder, antisocial personality disorder, and bipolar disorder all together?

Co-occurence common: The "comorbidity" (co-occurrence) of personality disorders is high, so if someone meets the diagnostic criteria for *any* personality disorder (pd), they are likely to meet the diagnostic criteria for as many as four to six pds. This reflects (in part) a limitation of dsm-iv/5 (the psychiatric diagnostic manual). Bipolar mood disorder is a different animal, but can co-exist with a pd. ...Read more

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How common is it for someone to have borderline personality disorder, bipolar disorder, and antisocial personality disorder?

How common is it for someone to have borderline personality disorder, bipolar disorder, and antisocial personality disorder?

Statistics: Estimates regarding the prevalence of borderline personality disorder (bpd) in the general population have suggested a 1 – 2% rate of lifetime occurrence (apa, 2000). The nmih cites that the prevalence of bipolar in adults in the us is 2.6% and antisocial personality disorder to be at 1%. If you have concerns about any or all of these, seek help. Doctors are trained to help and not judge. Best. ...Read more

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What is the difference between narcissitic personality disorder and borderline personality disorder I have borderline personality disorder and my girlfriend has narcissistic personality disorder and she says we are exactly alike only i never want to hurt

What is the difference between narcissitic personality disorder and borderline personality disorder I have borderline personality disorder and my girlfriend has narcissistic personality disorder and she says we are exactly alike only i never want to hurt

A : A person with a borderline personality disorder and a person with a narcissistic personality disorder may have a lot in common. The major similarity is difficulty with their relationships with others. An individual with a personality disorder perceives their world and interacts with it in a way that causes them impairment and distress. A person with a borderline personality disorder can experience strong changes in their moods. They may become depressed or anxious, with dramatic anger or rage. They may engage in self injury such as cutting or burning their skin. At times of stress they might threaten to kill them self or may attempt suicide. Risky and impulsive behaviors such as promiscuity, having sex without protection, reckless driving, gambling, over-spending, drug use or abuse of alcohol may occur. Someone who is borderline is usually very fearful of losing the people that are important in their life; of being abandoned. An individual with a narcissistic personality disorder usually is egocentric. They tend to think about their own needs before the needs of others. They may believe that they are superior to others and that they are unique. They may expect special treatment as well as praise from others. Their lack of empathy can lead to problems in their relationships with others. Sometimes they take advantage of others and envy is not uncommon. As you and your girlfriend go through therapy, you should both gain progressively more knowledge about each of your conditions. I hope this information is helpful. ...Read more

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Living with borderline personality disorder and major depressive disorder, what to do?

Living with borderline personality disorder and major depressive disorder, what to do?

DBT: Dbt, or dialetic behavioral therapy, formulated and developed by marsha linehan, pH.D. Is currently though of as being very effective. Just about the biggest goal of this kind of therapy for this kind of disorder is to maintain boundaries. ...Read more

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Depression, lost focus, agitation, anxiety, personality disorder are problems I battle each day. Any help?

Depression, lost focus, agitation, anxiety, personality disorder are problems I battle each day. Any help?

Well, we can't: treat you via this portion of Health Tap. But we can try to help point you in the right direction. Are you working with a therapist? If not, consider cognitive behavioral therapy or psychotherapy. See that you have depression and anxiety - are you on any psychotropic medications? If not, your provider can assess to see if that would be helpful. Don't lose hope - help is around the corner. ...Read more

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Could I have borderline personality disorder and antisocial personality disorder?

Personality disorder: There is that possibility. Best thing to do is have a consultation visit with a psychiatrist for more education and treatment options, if you wish to follow through with this. ...Read more

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Is it possibly someone with antisocial personality disorder also suffer from borderline personality disorder?

Is it possibly someone with antisocial personality disorder also suffer from borderline personality disorder?

Not really.: They are very different. Antisocial people don't really care for others, use people for their own means, do not have sincere emotions. In Borderline personality, people actually might care too much and don't know what to do with their feelings (so will react very extreme to a breakup or with friends). It might appear to overlap (both can have problems with anger), but they are different. ...Read more

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Borderloine personality disorder, what to do?

Borderloine personality disorder, what to do?

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

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Coping with borderline personality disorder, what to do?

Borderline: Consult with a psychiatrist or other mental health practitioner, unless you know that that's the diagnosis for sure. If that is the diagnosis, talk to the person who made the diagnosis for guidance and direction. Other, counseling can help to develop skills and resolve some of the issues associated with borderline personality disorder. ...Read more

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I show symptoms of antisocial personality disorder.

I show symptoms of antisocial personality disorder.

Sociopath: Engaging in antisocial behaviors with no regards to safety of others, such as truancy, theft, criminal behaviors. ...Read more

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Do anxiety and bipolar disorder fall under the schizophrenia spectrum disorders?

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Schiz.: Nope. Bipolar is a mood disorder. Schizophrenia is a thought disorder. Refer to my previous responses on these topics. ...Read more

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I got a diagnoses of dsm axis 2 personality disorder with features of narcissistic, borderline, ocd, dependent and histrionic. Why such a loose defini?

I got a diagnoses of dsm axis 2 personality disorder with features of narcissistic, borderline, ocd, dependent and histrionic. Why such a loose defini?

"Features" only: Key word here is "features" of various personality types. The interviewer noted that you have a fixed pattern of relating to the world and others no matter what the situation (personality disorder). This apparently includes features found in several personality disorders but no definitive one stood out. Firmer delineation may come over time, but characteristics of these disorders may overlap. ...Read more

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Do a lot of children with oppositional defiant disorder go on to develop anti-social personality disorder?

Do a lot of children with oppositional defiant disorder go on to develop anti-social personality disorder?

About 1 in 16: 25% of children who have oppositional defiant disorder develop conduct disorder, and 25 to 40% of those children go on to develop antisocial personality disorder. According to loeber, r, et al (1985) journal of abnormal child psychology, 21, 377-410 and zocccolillo, m., et al (1992) psychological medicine, 22, 971-986. ...Read more

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Have bipolar2and avoidant pd. mental health therapist interviewed family without me present. is this typical? am angry i wasnt present.

Have bipolar2and avoidant pd.  mental health therapist interviewed family without me present.  is this typical?  am angry i wasnt present.

Ethical quandary: If it was not an assessment for safety issues (psychiatric emergency assessment for suicide / homicide / or failure to manage one's basic safety independantly), then your consent is required for such an interview to occur. Adults who retain decisional capacity (not currently under guardianship or active POA), do not lose their right to privacy simply due to a psychiatric diagnosis. ...Read more

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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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Borderline Personality Disorder (Definition)

A severe personality disorder, characterized by a very fragile self-esteem, highly volatile interpersonal relationships, and extreme mood and behaviors. This illness is often confused with bi-polar and drug intoxication states. Therapy (CBT and DBT) takes a long ...Read more