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What can you do to tell if someone has a split personality disorder?

What can you do to tell if someone has a split personality disorder?

No such thing: There is no such thing as "split personality disorder, " so I am not sure what you mean. Can you please rephrase your question, and we will try to answer. Thanks. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Berry
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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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I have border line split personality disorder, is this easy to treat?

I have border line split personality disorder, is this easy to treat?

Confusing diagnosis: There is no "border line split personality." there is borderline personality disorder, most often diagnosed in women, schizophrenia, and dissociative identity disorder, both psychotic conditions. It sounds as if you may shift moods/emotional states in a compete way, suggesting strong dissociative tendencies. You need good psychodynamic psychotherapy over an extended time. It's not easy to treat. ...Read more

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I want to know please how do I know if I have split personality disorder?

Dissociative Disorde: Once called multiple personality disorder, it's rare and controversial (forensic issues). Criteria require being recurrently controlled by 2+ discrete identities or personality states, accompanied by memory lapses for important information. It can not be caused by alcohol, drugs, etc. They may or may not know of each other, so you may never know. Others close to you might know. It is rare! ...Read more

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How can you tell if you have schizophrenia or dissociative identity disorder — split personality disorder?

How can you tell if you have schizophrenia or dissociative identity disorder — split personality disorder?

Find a professional: Both mental disorders you mention are significant clinical disorders that should only be diagnosed by a trained mental health professional who has experience with one or both of these. Both are entirely different disorders. "Split personality" is sometimes used by laypersons to describe certain phenomena, but there is no clinical disorder that has this name. In did, a personality may split. ...Read more

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Please tell me all symptoms of anti social personality disorder?

Please tell me all symptoms of anti social personality disorder?

Antisocial PD: Antisocial personality disorder is a mental health condition in which a person has a long-term pattern of manipulating, exploiting, or violating the rights of others. This behavior is often criminal, and though not diagnosed until after age 18, it starts with conduct disorder symptoms before age 15. For a complete symptom list and more info, see: http://www.Mentalhealth. Com/dis/p20-pe04. Html. ...Read more

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How do I find out what is the symptoms of a personality disorder?

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 no desire to change. ...Read more

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I show symptoms of antisocial personality disorder.

I show symptoms of 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 are the symtops of multiple personality disorder?

What are the symtops of multiple personality disorder?

2 or more identities: Aka dissociative identity disorder, multiple personality disorder is characterized by 2 or more distinct identities or personality states "taking control" of a person’s behavior and by an inability to recall important personal information that isn't explained by forgetfulness. Each personality has its own pattern of perceiving, relating to, and thinking about the environment and self. ...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 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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Can you tell me symptoms of borderline personality disorder?

Can you tell me symptoms of borderline personality disorder?

Borderline PD: To the person who has it, the world is very frightening. People cannot be trusted; abandonment feels imminent. There are huge swings of emotion in relationships -- extreme idealization or extreme devaluation ; rage. When the important other disappoints, borderline pd can't remember there was ever anything good about him/her; abandonment depression results. There's intense self-loathing ; pain. ...Read more

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What are typical symptoms of antisocial personality disorder?

No Regard for Others: People with antisocial personality disorder typically have http://www.Medicinenet. Com/antisocial_personality_disorder/article. Htmfor right and wrong, often violate the law and the rights of others, landing in frequent trouble or conflict.; may lie, behave violently, and have drug and alcohol problems, may not be able to fulfill responsibilities to family, work or school: http://www.Medicinenet. Com. ...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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How can I relieve the symptoms of borderline personality disorder?

How can I relieve the symptoms of borderline personality disorder?

Effective Treatment: To relieve the symptoms of borderline personality disorder, and generally with all personality disorders, effective treatment which includes various forms of psychotherapy and medication management is best. Treatment is usually long term but can be helpful. Treatment of any other psychiatric conditions such depression or anxiety is extremely important. Prognosis varies upon severity. ...Read more

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What meds can help with symptoms of borderline personality disorder?

What meds can help with symptoms of borderline personality disorder?

Several: Although the primary treatment for bpd is psychotherapy, many kinds of meds can ease symptoms. Antidepressants (esp ssris) are often used for depression & anxiety. Buspar, (buspirone) beta-blockers, antihistamines, & benzodiazepines can help anxiety. Neuroleptics can calm severe agitation. Mood stabilizers can decrease mood swings. The trick is not to overdo meds & create side effects (ie, more problems). ...Read more

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What symptoms usually go along with antisocial personality disorder?

What symptoms usually go along with antisocial personality disorder?

Lack of empathy: Remember that any personality disorder must be a pervasive, enduring pattern of behavior. For aspd the core deficits include a lack of empathy or regard for others. Lying, stealing, "conning" or "scamming" others, reckless disregard for the safety of others, aggressive, irritable, impulsive, may have legal problems. ...Read more

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What symptoms does someone with borderline personality disorder have?

What symptoms does someone with borderline personality disorder have?

Intense Symptoms: The primary features of bpd are unstable interpersonal relationships, affective distress, marked impulsivity, and unstable self-image. Often they are very sensitive to the way others treat them, reacting strongly to perceived criticism. Impulsive behaviors such as alcohol or drug abuse, promiscuous and intense sexuality, gambling and recklessness in general are common. Treatment is a challenge. ...Read more

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Please explain what are the symptoms of borderline personality disorder?

Please explain what are the symptoms of borderline personality disorder?

Borderline PD: Personality disorder (pd) = an enduring, pervasive, and inflexible pattern of inner experience ; behavior deviating from the individual's culture; begins in teens or early adulthood; ; leads to distress or impairment."borderline" pd is a pattern of instability in interpersonal relationships, self-image, ; affects (emotions), plus marked impulsivity. Has frantic attempts to avoid abandonment too. ...Read more

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What do you advise if I show symptoms of borderline personality disorder?

What do you advise if I show symptoms of borderline personality disorder?

Congratulations...: If you have a personality disorder and want help coping with it, congratulations! Most people with personality disorders do not even realize that there is something wrong with them. Contact a therapist and start talking about the symptoms which bother you and they can help you develop some coping mechanisms! ...Read more

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I show symptoms of borderline personality disorder. How to know for sure?

I show symptoms of borderline personality disorder. How to know for sure?

Hunger for certainty: Makes sense but may not be satisfied. There is often a history of unpredictability and minimal, if any, security and, in response, a child fails to develop the ability to maintain a stable attitude or connection to just about anything — people, work, even interests. Talk w/ a good psychotherapist to correct the lack of trust. It takes time — like growing up — but doing it better this time. ...Read more

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What are typical symptoms of somebody with antisocial personality disorder?

What are typical symptoms of somebody with antisocial personality disorder?

None really: Antisocial personality is a group of maladaptive behaviors and not really symptoms. A person will exhibit narcissism, tendency to violence, lack of morals, impulsivity and will not realize they have a problem because they are just reacting to how badly the world has treated them... They think. They will not see their behavior as maladaptive, rather they will think they are justified. ...Read more

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How can I tell if my symptoms are signs of borderline personality disorder?

Borderline: I would suggest that you begin with a consultation with a psychiatrist, and then go from there. Help is available! ...Read more

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What are symptoms of "antisocial personality disorder" that are first noticed?

Antisocial PD: Begins as conduct disorder in childhood or adolescence. Trouble with authority, serious rule breaking, deceit, stealing and aggression toward animals or people are some early signs that may indicate a problem. ...Read more

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Can you please explain borderline personality disorder and what are the symptoms?

Can you please explain borderline personality disorder and what are the symptoms?

Dr. Linehan's Story: Dr marsha linehan, respected psychologist credited w/developing approach 4 treating borderline personality disorder -dubbed "dialectical behavior therapy"- herself had been diagnosed w/ bdp. Read her story via @nytimes: http://nyti. Ms/yxtgz8 > dbt skills help foster development of strong sense of self... Help teach people 2 self-soothe & communicate feelings- including difficult/intense emotions. ...Read more

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Signs of symptoms of hypersensitive narcissism or narcissism personality disorder?

Signs of symptoms of hypersensitive narcissism or narcissism personality disorder?

Narcissism: The person believes s/he is special or unique -- more so than others. May also be preoccupied with fantasies of unlimited success and power. Feels entitled to special treatment and deference from others; is haughty and lacks empathy for others. Needs excessive admiration, and when this isn't forthcoming, may erupt in rage. May exploit others without concern for their needs. ...Read more

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For schizotypal personality disorder — what are the main symptoms and difficulties?

Weirdness: Schizotypal personality disorder typically features a preoccupation with magical thinking and so-called odd beliefs. Many of these beliefs are shared by a large percentage of the public but in this case the key is the intensity and pervasiveness of the beliefs as well as the extent that they interfere with successful social interaction. It is in a continuum with schizophrenia. ...Read more

Dr. Catherine Spitz
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Split Personality Disorder (Definition)

Split personality disorder, which is now known as dissociative identity disorder, is a mental disorder characterized by at least two distinct "split personalities". It is usually an effect of severe ...Read more


Dr. William Singer
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Split Personality (Definition)

This term is sometimes used to describe persons with multiple personality disorder ...Read more