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What type mental disorder does someone who stalks people have?

What type mental disorder does someone who stalks people have?

Stalking behavior: Stalking behavior may be related to a mental disorder such as ocd, a psychotic condition, a delusional disorder, a sexual disorder, or some other disorder. Or it is possible that stalking behavior is simply a function of deviant or criminal behavior. At times, the lines between psychopathology, deviant and criminal behavior becomes difficult to sort out. ...Read more

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Mental Disorder (Definition)

A mental disorder is psychological condition or set of behaviors that either causes the individual emotional distress and/or results in impairment in various ...Read more


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Does anyone personally know someone who was diagnosed with histrionic personality disorder?

Does anyone personally know someone who was diagnosed with histrionic personality disorder?

Yes: I have several friends with hpd. They can be quite delightful companions, but one learns over time that their lives nearly always are full of drama and turmoil seemingly outside their control. Emotions can rapidly shift, and their reactions even to relatively minor snags in life can be suggest that the world as they knew it is about to end. That said, they also can be the life an any party. ...Read more

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How do you deal with a person who has a narcissistic personality disorder?

How do you deal with a person who has a narcissistic personality disorder?

Keep a perspective: If you are that person's friend or family member, then you should probably make sure not to take it too personally -- their self-involvement is really more a story about them than about you. If you are that person's therapist, then you should probably work to uncover the early-on psychological traumas that have created the problem to begin with. ...Read more

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How can you have a healthy relationship with someone who has borderline personality disorder?

How can you have a healthy relationship with someone who has borderline personality disorder?

Well: A person with Borderline personality Disorder could be high functioning. When someone who is high functioning works on their issues in treatment - a favorable result is possible. If you have a relationship with someone who has a borderline personality disorder encourage you to learn more about it. Learn to set healthy boundaries. If you are highly reactive to the other person - things could > ...Read more

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Does everyone who experience abuse have a personality disorder?

Does everyone who experience abuse have a personality disorder?

NO -- absolutely not: People who have been abused may have all kinds of symptoms, including personality disorders -- but this is not an automatic outcome. Many such people do develop self-defeating behaviors, even if not a full "personality disorder" syndrome. Other results can include post-traumatic stress d/o, with hypervigilance, flashbacks, avoidance, irritability, dissociation, etc. There's help and hope, though! ...Read more

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What does borderline personality disorder feel like to the person who has it?

Emptineess: Glen close in fatal attraction gives a great portrayal of the extreme of this disorder. ...Read more

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What is bipolar disorder?and how can someone deal with a person who suffers from it?

What is bipolar disorder?and how can someone deal with a person who suffers from it?

You may know that: Bipolar disorder manifests in extreme mood swings between depression and mania/hyperactivity. Some folks are more hyper and some more depressed. The cycle can be very quick or span over days. A licensed mental health professional can diagnose and treat you. It's best to go to someone who has a lot of experience w/this. Your family doc can refer you. Peace and good health. Education helps. ...Read more

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What are the ways that people control their anger/hatred with someone who has a mental disorder?

Your own outlets: People who live with or care for people with significant behavioral health problems face challenges, frustration and sometimes exhaustion. It is important that love ones & care givers accept help. Support groups, individual therapy, friends to talk with, breaks etc. Can go a along way. ...Read more

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If someone has narcissistic personality disorder what can we do?

If someone has narcissistic personality disorder what can we do?

Who is "we"?: Narcissistic personality can be treated effectively in psychotherapy, specifically psychoanalytic or psychodynamic therapy. It is generally long-term therapy. If by "we" you mean friends or family who have to deal with the person (not the person himself/herself), that is a different question. ...Read more

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Does someone with multiple personalities suffer from schizophrenia?

Does someone with multiple personalities suffer from schizophrenia?

Entirely Different: Despite the etymology of the term from the greek roots skhizein ("to split") and phren- ("mind"), schizophrenia does not imply a "split mind" and it is not the same as dissociative identity disorder, also known as "multiple personality disorder", a condition with which it is often confused in public perception. Source wikipedia 2012. It is highly unlikely that a person would suffer both. ...Read more

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How can you tell if someone has schizotypal personality disorder?

How can you tell if someone has schizotypal personality disorder?

DSM IV criteria: http://counsellingresource.com/lib/distress/schizophrenic/schizophrenia-dsm/schizotypal-symptoms/.

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I live with someone who could have antisocial personality disorder. What are the major symptoms of this condition?

Symptoms of: Antisocial personality disorder include disregard for right and wrong, persistent lying or deceipt, using charm or wit to manipulate others, intimidation of others, trouble with the law, potentially violent behavior, repeatedly violating the rights of others, lack of remorse, impulsive behavior, agitation and irresponsibility. These are very difficult people to deal with. ...Read more

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Will a person suffering a delusional disorder know they have the disorder?

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Will a person suffering a delusional disorder know they have the disorder?

Delusion: Delusional disorder patients usually maintain some insight or awareness of their illness and question them at times but cannot control them, unless their delusions are part of another psychotic or mood disorder, where insight is limited. ...Read more

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How to deal with someone who has histrionic personality disorder?

How to deal with someone who has histrionic personality disorder?

Remain calm : Take deep breaths and stay calm. Be reassuring without judgement. Never get into an argument about the reality of the situation . Simply emphathize without riding on the same roller coaster of emotion. ...Read more

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Do you know someone with factitious disorder who is just malingering?

Do you know someone with factitious disorder who is just malingering?

Malingering: Technically, malingering differs from factitious disorder because it involves conscious deception. Factitious disorder is unconscious. In malingering, the person is seeking external gains such as disability payments -- or wants to avoid unpleasant things like school, work, or military service. In factitious disorder, the person desires the role of patient -- to secure attention, love, or care. ...Read more

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How can you tell if someone has borderline personality disorder?

Borderline: Pervasive pattern of instability in interpersonal relationships/self image/affect , with marked impulsivity, along with chronic feelings of emptiness, recurrent self injurious behaviors, unstable moods, inappropriate anger, transient stress-related paranoea or dissociation. ...Read more

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How do I persuade a group of social workers that someone may have a megalomania disorder?

Evidence.: Narcissistic personality disorder. Use objective evidence and objective criteria from dsm iv. It is only a disorder when it becomes dysfunctional. Many have traits and skirt the edge of dysfunction and there is some leeway for interpretation. If you can't convince a group maybe it ain't there yet.... ...Read more

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What techniques do professionals use when working with someone who suffers from a borderline personality disorder?

What techniques do professionals use when working with someone who suffers from a borderline personality disorder?

Multiple therapies: People w/borderline pd benefit most from combined approaches. First, individual psychotherapy with someone skilled in object relations work, along with dialectical behavioral skills groups. The latter helps deal with intense affect, gaining skills and tools. Object relations-based psychotherapy provides insight into interpersonal difficulties, allowing change. Medications at times too. ...Read more

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Do people sometimes teach someone with autism how to live like someone without autism?

Do people sometimes teach someone with autism how to live like someone without autism?

Teaching 2 Live Well: Autism is a spectrum often with out intellectual deficits. It is so common we have many therapies. W/o impairment of intellect, autism is just another challenge like poor hearing, asthma, or OCD. No one wishes for these but therapy - behavioral tools or medications - is available. Using tools & finding abilities can allow everyone to thrive . NEGU Never Give Up. ...Read more

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