Personality disorders

I have a personality disorder, what do I do?

We always start by being nice to ourselves. Remember that the past is beyond us and the future heavily depends on what we get done today. Being diagnosed with a personality disorder becomes meaningful only if you relate to it at some level. The first step is to explore the diagnosis. Open up the diagnosis.…

What do all personality disorders have in common ?

If you or a family member have been diagnosed with a personality disorder, you may relate to this article. Please remember that your personality is not as concrete as you ar others may believe. Personalities are amenable to evolution and change ! You can do it, if you want to. The DSM-5 lists ten specific…

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How do personality disorders develop ?

Personality disorders develop secondary to a complex interaction between one's genetics and a variety of detrimental environmental experiences. All personality disorders are modestly to moderately heritable, however, genetics do not generally follow the DSM 5 diagnostic pattern, children may inherit features like emotionality, impulsivity and introversion from their parents. There is evidence to suggest that…

How are personality disorders treated.

Psychotherapy is the mainstay of treatment for personality disorders Therapy aims at understanding, evaluating and reorganizing one's view of the world. In the process of doing behaviors that tend to perpetuate distressing states will be addressed. At the end of therapy you should ideally feel in more control of your life when compared to your…

What is a personality disorder ?

free psychological tests One's personality may be defined as a combination of characteristics or qualities that form an individual's distinctive character. This combination of characteristics acts as an interface with which we interact with ourselves and the world around us. One of the functions of our personality is to preserve self-image and help one deal with…

Paranoid personality disorder

Ramesh is 29 years old. He works for a private company. He has a few friends but has trouble trusting the intentions of others. He believes that people will always take advantage of or harm him in some way. When he is criticized, takes it very personally and is often out look for some way…

Avoidant Personality Disorder

Would you consider yourself to be someone who is extremely shy and insecure ? Are you someone who would be terrified of being in situations where you may be criticized ?Are you constantly afraid that you will be judged ?Do you avoid initiating or maintaining social contact out of fear of rejection ?When in social…

Borderline personality disorder

Do you remember that extremely possessive friend of yours? the one who gets hugely disappointed when you begin talking to other people. Someone who is often ready to go to any extent to stay in a relationship? Someone who has undergone a number of stormy relationships which usually begin like a fairy tale and end…

Obsessive compulsive personality disorder

Are you someone who believes in being organized and strives for perfectionism. Do people sometimes see you as rigid or "stuck up" ? Do you have problems with flexibility and openness? Does your perfectionism interfere with task completion ? Do you get restless when you cant do things your way? If you answered "yes" to any…