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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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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 causes paranoid personality disorder?

What causes paranoid personality disorder?

We don't know: Paranoid personality disorder is a psychiatric condition in which a person has a long-term distrust and suspicion of others, but does not have a psychotic disorder like schizophrenia. The cause of the disorder is unknown. However, it is more common in families with members who have psychotic disorders such as schizophrenia or delusional disorder. ...Read more

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What causes bipolar disorder?

What causes bipolar disorder?

Multifactorial: So far no one has established a genetic link with bi-polar disorder, and many have tried. It is certainly true that it runs in families, but that can be a result of the family environment. There is a reasonable theory that the manic episodes are a way of combating the depressive feelings and that both are the result of chronic internal stress leading to depletion of neurotransmitters. ...Read more

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What causes depersonalization disorder?

What causes depersonalization disorder?

TRAUMA: There are all sorts of traumas that can be severe enough to make us depresonalize. Often military, but civilians too. The important thing is to get help with it, and many psychotherapists can help. Ask if they know depresonalization and if so, ask for help. This may have roots too tough to handle alone. ...Read more

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What can cause antisocial personality disorder?

What can cause antisocial personality disorder?

Big question and: not enough room to give a thoughtful reply. Here's a reference from someone who has a lot of thoughtful ideas: The Sociopath Next Door by Martha Stout, Ph.D. Shop around for the cheapest prices... ...Read more

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What causes depersonalization/dissociative disorders?

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What causes depersonalization/dissociative disorders?

Dissociative DO: This is controversial. Some believe it is due to childhood traumas & disorganized attachments. A recent review article by dr. Stern in the psychoanalytic quarterly journal jan. 2012 , supports the hypothesis that current or recent trauma may affect one's assessment of the more distant past, changing the experience of the past & resulting in dissociative states. ...Read more

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What causes depersonalisation disorder?

What causes depersonalisation disorder?

Depersonalization: Feeling of watching oneself act, while having no control over the situation, as if living in a dream. There is underlying anxiety disorder in most cases with etiology not clear. ...Read more

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What is multiple personality disorder?

What is 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 causes mental disorders?

What causes mental disorders?

Many factors: Unfortunately, we don't know exactly what causes any particular mental disorder, maybe with the exception of PTSD. Some are genetically based, but they may not show up in all members of a family. Equally frrequent are environmentally based causes such as chronic neglect or abuse, but these also don't always develop in everyone exposed. It is an ongoing and longstanding question. ...Read more

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What causes obessive compulsive disorder?

What causes obessive compulsive disorder?

Serotonin imbalance: Serotonin which is great brain juice to make u happy and keep u calm help u sleep also performs many other functions reserachers knew that OCD occurred with depression as part of brain called cingulate gyrus has serototin dysregulation. It can happen in unipolar and bipolar depression both it is like brain has hiccups unlikely thought come to mind called obsessions and actions followedcompulsions. ...Read more

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What causes thinking disorder

What causes thinking disorder

More details: Could you explain more, the psychiatric diagnosis do not define a ' thinking disorder , however there are several disorders where there is a disturbance of thought process. More information is needed about symptoms. Also remember that it is important to understand the dysfunction in order to call it a disorder. ...Read more

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Help! exactly what is multiple personality disorder and borderline personality disorder?

Help! exactly what is multiple personality disorder and borderline personality disorder?

Generally not: As emotional stress usually raises BP unless vagal tone is increased. ...Read more

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What sort of problem is antisocial personality disorder?

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Personality disorder: This disorder in adults is characterized by impulsiveness, irresponsible and brash behavior, lack of remorse, irritability, aggressiveness, and disregard for social norms and the law. It's the personality disorder associated with criminal offenders (through not all criminals have aspd and vice versa), and can be diagnosed by a psychiatrist. ...Read more

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What is antisocial personality disorder? What are the causes?

See below: People with this condition show a long standing pattern of anti-social attitudes and behaviors, including some of these: 1) lack of guilt, remorse, and care towards others; 2) minimal consideration of social norms and rules; 3) few close relationships; 4) trouble dealing with frustration and anger; and 5) a tendency to blame others. Causes are usually genetics & environmental factors combined. ...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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Could you explain what is antisocial personality disorder?

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Could you explain what is 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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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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What leads to personality disorders?

Genetics/Environment: Personality disorders usually arise from a complex interaction between genetic vulnerability and environmental circumstances. While less is known about the former, much has been studied with regard to the influence of early childhood trauma, neglect, and parental relationships as factors contributing to the symptoms associated with personality disorders. ...Read more

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What is histrionic personality disorder?

What is histrionic personality disorder?

Histrionic: Personality disorder is a condition in which people act in overly emotional and dramatic ways that draws attention to themselves. Individuals are easily influenced by others, overly sensitive to criticism or disapproval, blame failure on others, charming, energetic, easily frustrated, manipulative, erratic, and demanding. Medication may help the symptoms, but talk therapy is the best treatment. ...Read more

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