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What are the symptoms of a personality disorder?

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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What are the symptoms of a personality disorder?

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 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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What are the symptoms of having a personality disorder?

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What are the symptoms of having a personality disorder?

Personality DO: Enduring behaviors associated with significant distress or disability, which deviates from social expectations. There are difficulties with emotions, cognitions, interpersonal relations, or control of impulses. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a dissociative disorder?

What are the symptoms of a dissociative disorder?

Loss of awareness: Dissociation is basically a loss of connection between different parts or aspects of your self. So you might feel that you are disconnected from your physical self (see yourself from a distance, feel disconnected from your body), or in an extreme form of dissociation, you might feel that there is more than one personality. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of a personality disorder?

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 more

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What are the symptoms of a psychopathic personality?

What are the symptoms of a psychopathic personality?

AKA Antisocial: Today we use the term "antisocial" when referring to a person considered to be psychopathic. Such an indvidual has no regard for the life or well-being of others. They do not follow or conform to the usual laws or rules that govern society. From street criminals to mass-murderers to heads of large corporations to politicians to law enforcement personnel, psychopathic individuals are all around. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a mental disorder?

What are the symptoms of a mental disorder?

No single answer: Mental disorder is a broad term, like "disease, " there is no single set of symptoms that define it, except that it affects behavior and or thinking in ways that cause the person to have trouble functioning on a day-to-day basis. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a learning disorder?

What are the symptoms of a learning disorder?

LD= difficulty: A learning disability implys that a person is having difficulty with a specific area of learning that is inconsistent with his/her basic intellect. In kids it implys that s/he has fallen behind her/his peer group at the age when understanding that material (i.e.Reading) is expected. The kid with a low iq has trouble across many areas & would not be so labeled. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of bipolar disorder like?

What are the symptoms of bipolar disorder like?

Varied: The symptoms vary depending on the type of bipolar disorder. There is bipolar i, bipolar ii, cyclothymia and bipolar disorder nos. Manic symptoms can include a marked increase in energy and decreased need for sleep, racing thought, rapid speech, euphoric mood, hypersexual, hyper religious, grandiose delusion, etc. Depression in bipolar disorder often looks like unipolar depression. ...Read more

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What are the early symptoms of a dissociation disorder?

What are the early symptoms of a dissociation disorder?

Memory lapses: History of trauma, and then periods of time with evidence of conscious activity with no recollection of the period. One has to rule out intoxication and seizure activity however..... ...Read more

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What exactly is the symptoms of a personality disorder?

What exactly is the symptoms of a personality disorder?

Personality disorder: A personality disorder is an enduring, pervasive, and inflexible pattern of inner experience and outer behavior that differs markedly from one's culture, begins in adolescence or early adulthood, and causes distress in important areas of life (relationships, work, etc). There are 10 different types, and some symptoms may overlap. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/personality-disorders/ds00562. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a depressive person?

What are the symptoms of a depressive person?

Depression sx’s can: Include feeling sad, irritable or angry; v in sex drive ; energy or motivation levels. One may socially isolate or stop involvement in normal activities. Sleep, appetite ; weight may ^ or v. Concentration, memory ; self esteem may v with an absence of joy, feelings of helplessness or hopelessness. There may be crying spells or thoughts of death or suicide. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of dysthymic disorder?

What are the symptoms of dysthymic disorder?

Like depression: Dysthymic disorder used to be called "minor depression" until researchers/clinicians realized that it can be as dibilitating as the "major" kind. The symptoms are the same: depressed or irritable mood, changes in appetite and sleep, low energy, poor self-esteem, trouble concentrating, & feelings of hopelessness. Severity overall is less, but duration is longer (2 years or more). ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of schizoaffective disorder?

What are the symptoms of schizoaffective disorder?

Schizoaffective disorder: Is a disorder of brain function. A person with schizoaffective disorder has severe changes in mood ( depression or mania) and some of the psychotic symptoms of schizophrenia, such as hallucinations, delusions, and disorganized thinking. However neither symptom complex predominates to the exclusion of the other. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of somebody with a major panic disorder?

What are the symptoms of somebody with a major panic disorder?

Apprehension of PAs: Beyond the panic attacks themselves, a key symptom of panic disorder is the persistent fear of having future panic attacks. The fear of these attacks can cause the person to avoid places and situations where an attack has occurred or where they believe an attack may occur. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a retinal disorder?

What are the symptoms of a retinal disorder?

Many: A retinal disorder is a fixed visual problem no matter where you look or what refractive correction is done (see a decrease or distortion in vision), wavy, scotoma, and flashes of light if there is retinal traction. ...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 are the typical symptoms of borderline personality disorder?

What are the typical symptoms of borderline personality disorder?

Borderline PD: Is characterized by unstable relationships. This often leads to other problems such as anxiety, depression and self harming behaviors. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of multiple personality disorder?

Lapse in time/attn: Dissociative identity disorder is extraordinarily rare and typically associated with severe trauma in early childhood which results in a fractioning of the personality. Symptoms would include drastically different personality types (observed by others) and lost periods of time while one personality is functioning typically the other(s) are dormant, lapses in attention and focus. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of neurotic personality disorder?

Over reactive: Freud was one of the first to describe the neurotic personality, although there is no formal diagnosis of neurotic personality disorder. It has come to mean an individual who is emotionally over reactive because of the failure to repress certain drives and conflicts. These individuals find it difficult to sit thru scary movies, they take things too personally, and are easily moved to tears. ...Read more