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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
Are there any theories of what can cause Borderline Personality disorder ? When symptoms start showing at a young age
Yes, & they are very: complex. Research is finding genetic factors that influence biological vulnerability to BPD triggered by chronic stress & parental inability to recognize & respond to the child's distress. > 8,000 genetic disorders are associated with BPD.Deficits in specific brain functions on neuropsychological tests & abnormalities in specific areas of the brain on MRI's are found in people with BPD. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Childhood abuse: Dissociative identity disorder (did) is often associated with history of severe childhood trauma or abuse -- usually happening over an extended period. This could be physical, emotional, sexual, or some combination. The dissociative aspect is a coping mechanism -- the person unconsciously dissociates himself/herself from experiences or situations that are too painful to consciously assimilate. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Avoidant pd : Avoidant pd may reflect innate reactivity or temperment of the infant, reinforced or buffered by particular early experiences (developmental factors). Three suchexperiences are parents who use humiliation as a form of discipline or are more overtly emotionally abusive, rejection by peers in adolescence, and disfiguring scars or lesions early on. It is more treatable than other pds. ...Read more
Yes: The hypersensitivity to negative evaluation by others is often associated with an inability to pay attention. The reason for this is that one's attention is focused on oneself. This "self-focused attention" is both an immediate cause of the anxiety that goes with the avoidance and also a cause of the attention problem. You can't pay attention well to two things at once. ...Read more
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