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What are avoidant and borderline personality disorders?

What are avoidant and borderline personality disorders?

Avoidant and BPD: Avoidant personality disorder is characterized by social fears, feeling socially inadequate, and fearing rejection. Borderline personality disorder is characterized by unstable and intense moods that are worsened by feelings of rejection, abandonment, and emptiness. Where avoidant folks often don't engage socially (they avoid), borderline folks engage fearlessly and often in poor relationships. ...Read more

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Narcissism (Definition)

A pervasive sense of grandiosity in fantasy or behavior, lack of empathy, need for admiration, fantasies o unlimited success, sense of entitlement, envious of others, often arrogant, exploitive of others as well as other characteristics. Person would definitely benefit by therapy but often by nature of the condition the person doesn't believe that there is ...Read more


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What are personality disorders?

What are personality disorders?

There are several : Personality disorders (narcissistic, borderline, obsessive compulsive, sociopathic) with different sets of symptoms. The common denominator is that people with personality disorders are comfortable with their symptoms and do not think there is anything wrong with them. Therefore it is very hard to treat them. They have little desire to change, DBT can help if they are willing to try. ...Read more

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Genius and antisocial personality disorder, what are these?

Genius and antisocial personality disorder, what are these?

You may rate very: high on IQ testing but have difficulty relating to others. IQ is a genetic gift often unwrapped in an enriched environment. Makes a person no better or worse than anyone else. Please see a mental health professional for the antisocial part, which can be treated but takes work in between sessions to develop empathy and behaviors that help one relate. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What are examples of suicidal tendencies?

What are examples of suicidal tendencies?

Harming self: Warning signs for suicide include thinking and talking about it, talking about reuniting with a dead loved one, giving away possessions, talking about dying, hopelessness, severe depression, isolation and withdrawal. Suicidal tendencies would include engaging in high risk behavior with little regard for one's own safety: drinking and driving, excessive drug use, reckless driving, etc. ...Read more

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What are some triggers of paranoid personality disorder?

What are some triggers of paranoid personality disorder?

Old stories: We evolve our personas from the stories we tell ourselves, made up of memories, the way others treat us, traumas. These serve as cues to our present responses. Paranoia is a strong, fear response based on the meaning of the partiular experience. If you were attacked by a dog as a child, you might forever be fearful of a large animal. A more vulnerable persona is predisposed to respond this way. ...Read more

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What are para-suicidal behaviors?

What are para-suicidal behaviors?

See below: It's rather difficult to define due to various reasons. Usually, para-suicidal behaviors are suicidal gestures with the goal of not dying and/or attempt to destroy a body tissue, but again, without intent of dying. For example, cutting behaviors. Para-suicidal behaviors usually lead to a physical injuries and help should be thought when a person is preoccupied with self-harm. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of "antisocial personality disorder"? Same as sociopath?

Basically Same: The term "sociopath" is a description have used with people who have antisocial personality disorder. The hallmark of this disorder is a lack of regard or empathy for other people. This type of person will tend to use others only for personal gain and will tend to be calculating and callous in dealing with others. Episodes of aggression are often seen as well. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of "antisocial personality disorder" that are first noticed?

What are symptoms of "antisocial personality disorder" that are first noticed?

Antisocial PD: Begins as conduct disorder in childhood or adolescence. Trouble with authority, serious rule breaking, deceit, stealing and aggression toward animals or people are some of the early signs that may indicate a problem. ...Read more

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Extreme paranoid delusions are usually what kinds?

Extreme paranoid delusions are usually what kinds?

Variety of delusions: Delusions (demonstrably untrue beliefs held with strong conviction) can be classified as either non-bizarre or bizarre. An example of a non-bizarre delusion: "the police are monitoring my behavior." example of a bizarre delusion: "aliens have removed my brain." a "paranoid delusion" typically refers to a delusion of persecution, or a belief that someone is intending one harm. ...Read more

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Are asperger's and antisocial personality disorder similar to you ?

Are asperger's and antisocial personality disorder similar to you ?

No: No, asperger's and antisocial personality disorder do not seem similar to me. People with asperger's may have difficulty relating socially to others, but lying and purposeful exploitation of others is not part of the syndrome as it is with antisocial pd. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of antisocial personality disorder?

No consideration for: The rights of others which may manifest in situations that may be on the wrong side of the law. ...Read more

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What kinds of traits are symptoms of borderline personality disorder?

What kinds of traits are symptoms of borderline personality disorder?

Emotional volitility: 1. Fear of abandonment 2. Intense and unstable relationships 3. Unstable and changeable self concept 4. Impulsive behavior 5. Threats of harm to self or others 6. Emotional overreaction. ...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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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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What are the causes to exhibiting antisocial behaviors?

What are the causes to exhibiting antisocial behaviors?

Nature & nurture: The cause of antisocial personality disorder is unknown. Inherited genetic traits probably play a role, but dysfunctional family life and circumstances / environment also appear to increase antisocial behaviors. ...Read more

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What are the signs you have borderline personality disorder?

What are the signs you have borderline personality disorder?

Mental Health Dx: To be sure, you need to work with a psychiatrist or other mental health professional -- and the criteria are as dr. Ali shows them. Before that though, you might notice extremely volatile relationships where you idolize people one time, and scorn them the next. You may feel angry or empty much of the time. You may be impulsive, and self-harming -- especially if someone threatens to leave you. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of avoidant personailty disorder?

Turtle shell: They feel inadequate and are very sensitive to what others think of them so they avoid activities with other people, socially, at work, etc. ...Read more

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How are psychopath and sociopath different?

How are psychopath and sociopath different?

Sociopath/Psychopath: are basically the same disorder. Sociopath is a newer term for psychopath. Some people debate slight differences but the terms refer to complete disregard for the feelings and rights of others. It's as if the person is born w/out a conscience. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What are dissociative disorders?

What are dissociative disorders?

Dissociative D/O: "dissociative disorders" means a group of 4 disorders having in common: memory loss for certain periods of time, events, & people; sense of being detached from self (depersonalization); perception that things around you are distorted & unreal (derealization); blurry sense of identity; disturbed functioning in life, work, etc. Reality testing is intact, unlike psychotic illnesses. ...Read more