personality disorder

Personality disorders are as complex as they are misunderstood; delve into this diagnosis and learn the typical cognitions, behaviors, and inner experience of those inflicted.

Jehn Kubiaka month ago
How My OCPD Turned into an Eating Disorder
I told myself I would never be that person; you know, the girl who’s extremely stick-thin? The one whose ribs show beneath her shirt? The one who only eats a morsel here and there? Except my story dif...
Ashley Peterson3 months ago
Borderline Unhelpful
Borderline personality disorder (BPD) has tremendous stigma associated with it. That stigma doesn't just come from people who have limited knowledge of the condition, it can also come from health care...
Marie Osuamoh3 months ago
Wahalalafia (Pt. 7)
Hey all. I’m feeling hungry, but I’m also feeling optimistic. I think Opty has given me an optimism sandwich. I really should stop talking about food, it’s making me crazy I think I’ll visit an art ga...
Jocelyn Ponce4 months ago
Nightmare
I’m trapped. I’m lost. I can't escape the demons in my mind. I haven’t really felt like myself lately. I look in the mirror and I don’t recognize the person I see. Someone help. For years I contemplat...
Laura Bruns6 months ago
Living with Borderline Personality Disorder
I was 18 the first time I saw a psychiatrist. He was a man in a button-up shirt with glasses and frazzled hair. Everyone said he was one of the best in Minnesota and he would be able to help me with a...
Rich Monetti6 months ago
Family Connections in White Plains Helps Families Through Borderline Personality Disorder
Imagine that the island stranding Tom Hanks in the film Castaway triggered a genetic predisposition to borderline personality disorder. The possibility of symptoms manifesting would be about as likely...
Kimberly Beier7 months ago
What It's Really like Having Borderline Personality Disorder
At first, I though I was just crazy. From the mood swings to the impulsive behaviors to the distorted self image and excess sensitivity, I thought I was losing my mind. It took many visits to the doct...
Nicola P. Young7 months ago
Myths About Borderline Personality Disorder You Probably Believe
Although a full 1.6 percent of people in the United States—over 4 million people—live with Borderline Personality Disorder, it remains one of the least understood and discussed mental health issues in...
Abigail Brooke7 months ago
Crowds
6 years ago, I started to notice a different voice in my head. A man's voice, the sweetest tune you could think of. He only really showed up when I was alone, I thought how nice it was that someone wa...
Iria Vasquez-Paez7 months ago
Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder
Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder is on the OCD spectrum but at the same time, it is a separate personality issue. Obsessive-compulsive people are, well, obsessed, with things like maintaining...
Iria Vasquez-Paez7 months ago
Dependent Personality Disorder
Dependent personality disorder is not defined as being on the sociopathy spectrum such as the others excluding avoidant personality. Dependent people are dependent on other people, having no personali...
Abigail Brooke7 months ago
Voices
Three in the morning, I've wrested with the fears of someone breaking in. Maybe they're outside your window right now, finding a way in. I'm tired, so when I see the tall, broad, dark shadow in the co...
Iria Vasquez-Paez7 months ago
The Sociopath Versus the Psychopath
Psychopaths are superficial, glib, and sexually promiscuous (source), which are the traits of most people although having these traits doesn’t make one a sociopath or psychopath. Sociopaths have emoti...
Iria Vasquez-Paez7 months ago
Antisocial Personality Disorder
Personality disorders are all about the sufferer being a social deviant who does not follow ordinary social rules of conduct. Personality disorders such as narcissism make the sufferer lie a lot. Anti...
Iria Vasquez-Paez7 months ago
Schizotypal Personality Disorder
People with schizotypal are a bit odd with few friendships. People with schizotypal are mistrusting of others while being ultra paranoid. They lack close friends outside of their family who is able to...
H S8 months ago
S o c i o p a t h s
What is a sociopath? By definition, a sociopath is basically a term that describes a person who has ASPD (Anti Social Personality Disorder). Sociopaths aren't able to understand other people's feeling...
Borderline Personality Disorder
I am no newbie to the mental health field. I've been diagnosed with bipolar, anxiety, and obsessive compulsive disorder for years now. New diagnoses and meds do not phase me; I would even go so far as...
Nikki Bock9 months ago
I'm Codependent
I've always known that I'm a bit clingy. Maybe a tad controlling too. I like to make a plan and I like everything to go according to that plan. However, I only recently realized that there's a bit mor...