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What is a personality disorder.?

What is a personality disorder.?

Longstanding traits: Personality disorders are characterized by longstanding behaviors that lead to impairments because of a person's interactional style and temperament. There are several "clusters": a) isolative, distrustful interactions with others; b) intense and/or destructive relationships, and c) unusual styles of interactions. The key is that these are chronic styles, not episodes such as depression. ...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 is a dysthymic disorder?

What is a dysthymic disorder?

Dysthymic disorder: Dysthymic disorder is the formal term for depressive neurosis. Individuals with dysthymic disorder suffer from a prolonged mild depression that may be either constant or episodic. ...Read more

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What is a dysthymic disorder?

What is a dysthymic disorder?

Dysthymic disorder: is the formal term for depressive neurosis. Individuals with dysthymic disorder suffer from a prolonged mild depression that may be either constant or episodic. ...Read more

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Why is a schizoid personality a disorder?

Why is a schizoid personality  a disorder?

Schizoid: The hallmark of the schizoid personality disorder is an indifference to interpersonal relationships. In plain English, these folks prefer to be alone much of the time, and are not lonely because of it. The causes of this disorder are unknown. ...Read more

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What exactly is a dysthymic disorder?

What exactly is a dysthymic disorder?

Dysthymic disorder: is the formal term for depressive neurosis. Individuals with dysthymic disorder suffer from a prolonged mild depression that may be either constant or episodic. ...Read more

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What is an histrionic personality disorder?

What is an histrionic personality disorder?

Histrionic: Personality disorders are prevalent in the general population and are generally highly associated with disability.Overall, 14.79% of adult americans or 30.8 million, had at least 1 personality disorder. Histrionic personality disorder represents 1.84% of americans. They manifest with being uncomfortable unless he or she is the center of attention, dress provocatively andshift emotions rapidly. ...Read more

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What is personality disorder like?

There are many.: There are many types of personality disorders. The important thing to remember is that traits are only considered to be a disorder if they are inflexible. Inflexible traits that are maladaptive to the environment and cause significant functional impairment or subjective distress are the hallmark of a personality disorder. ...Read more

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What is a panic disorder?

What is a panic disorder?

Panic disorder: Is a form of anxiety disorders which presents with sudden onset of intense fear that triggers physical symptoms for no apparent reason. You feel like losing control, having heart attack or dying. Most attacks go away if stress is removed. ...Read more

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Is there really a condition called narcissistic personality disorder?

Narcissistic: All personality disorders are real & well-documented. Narcissism is love of self & is classified with the other cluster b personalities, ex. Histrionic & borderline. ...Read more

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What sort of problem is antisocial personality disorder?

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 a borderline personality disorder? Is it hard to explain?

What is a borderline personality disorder? Is it hard to explain?

Unstable Pattern: Borderline personality disorder (bpd) is a bit hard to explain, but it can be thought of this way. It's a lifelong pattern of instability in personal behavior, relationships, mood and self image. Those with bpd have a great fear of being abandoned, may regard others as all good or all bad, may have rapid mood swings , and repeated suicide attempts or other self-harming acts and usually feel empty. ...Read more

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What is a major depressive disorder?

What is a major depressive disorder?

Major Depression: is a mood disorder lasting a minimum of two weeks. Depressive sx's may include low mood, irritability, anger, ^ or v sleep, change in appetite, feelings of helplessness or hopelessness, v energy, v self-esteem, feelings of guilt. V motivation, absence of joy,v concentration, v memory & suicidal thoughts. ...Read more

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Docs can you explain what is a "personality disorder" and a "borderline personality disorder" ?

Borderline PD: 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). The borderline pd pattern is one of instability in interpersonal relationships, self-image, and affects, and marked impulsivity. ...Read more

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What is a genetic disorder?

What is a genetic disorder?

Chromosomes abn.: A genetic disorder is an abnormality in the genetic makeup of an individual, abn expression of chromosomes, (your internal blueprint). This may have been inherited from parents, or a result of a spontaneous change in genes. Epogenetics is the expression of your genes and can be influenced by environment and nutrition. So it doesn't always have to "run in the family". ...Read more

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Is split personality is a genetic disorder?

Is split personality is a genetic disorder?

D.I.D.: See general information below re dissociative identity disorder (DID). Causes not fully known but not thought to be genetic. https://patient.info/health/an-introduction-to-dissociative-identity-disorder ...Read more

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What is a thought disorder?

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What is a thought disorder?

Thought DO: Formal thought do involves serious problems with thinking, feeling & behavior. Symptoms may include false belief about self/others (paranoea), hearing or seeing things that others don't hear or see, disconnected thoughts or speech, & feelings that do not match the situation at hand. ...Read more

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What exactly is "gender confusion" and is it a sign of bipolar or borderline personality disorder?

What exactly is "gender confusion" and is it a sign of bipolar or borderline personality disorder?

Gender confusion: Gender confusion is when a person is not clear about his or her own gender -- gender identity d/o, a painful condition. These are people who feel strongly from childhood that they have been born into the wrong-gendered body. It is not a sign of borderline pd or bipolar disorder, although these other disorders can co-exist. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0002495/. ...Read more

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What is borderline personality disorder like?

What is borderline personality disorder like?

Borderline PD: Borderline pd is very, very insecure about self -- and is frantically trying to hold on to the other person. Very fearful of abandonment & being alone. Also very impulsive, with frequent intense & inappropriate anger when disappointed. Prone to both overvaluing and repudiating others quickly. Has repeated crises, and acts of self-injury like arm & wrist-cutting. Feeling empty & bored, often. ...Read more

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What kind of experience is it to have a borderline personality disorder?

Complex: Don't diagnose your self . Effort to avoid real abandonment . Pattern of unstable intense and interpersonal relationship identity disturbances impulsive at 2 areas recurrent suicidal behavior . And more symptoms should see counselor dbt is right therapy with medication management. ...Read more

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