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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
Very lengthy topic.: Causes: partially genetic, abuse, neglect, family hx of severe psych disorders or parents with severe personality disorders. It is a personality disorder in which the person feels stably unstable, is predictably unpredictable, where people around the person feel like they are walking on eggshells and their significant others feel like they can never get too close or be too far away. See wikipedia. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Genetic, trauma: The answer is that we certainly don't know in every case. There does however seem to be a disproportionate number of people with borderline personality disorder whoexperienced sexual abuse in one or all of its many forms. Genetic factors like a family history of bipolar disorder have been put forth as possible explanations. There are some people who believe that it is a perhaps mild form of bipolar disorder. Childhood abuse and neglect both been raised likely causes. This would include extreme deprivation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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