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.

Rich Monetti9 hours 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 Beier21 days 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. Young22 days 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 Brookea month 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...
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...
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 Brookea month 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...
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...
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...
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 Sa month 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 Bock3 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...
Chiara Marullo3 months ago
To What Extent Is Attachment Theory Useful in Explaining the Origins of Personality Disorders? Discuss Critically.
Every infant need to stay close to the family and in particular to the principal caregivers, in order to feel safe and protect. When a person is threatened or under stress, he or she usually seek soci...
Quyaisha El-Bey3 months ago
15 Signs You're Dating a Narcissist
Too often do people think that a narcissist is an overall annoyingly vain person. We misuse the word when talking about one of our "crazy exes". Well, this is true to some extent but no one talks abou...
Ayesha Javed4 months ago
I Survived
I’ve kept so much to myself since the last three years. That was never me, I always loved to share myself with other people. Things changed though and i became very silent but now i feel the need to s...
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Erin Wiggan4 months ago
Don’t Call Me Crazy
Being only sixteen years old and having to listen to the continuous lack of empathy due to mental illness is soul destroying. The controversy of mental health is affecting the way we communicate with ...
Shaye Goodenough4 months ago
Pregnancy Cured My Borderline Personality Disorder
So, in February of this year, I was prescribed a magnificent medication called Sertraline (or Zoloft). Now a couple of weeks into taking it, I was on top of an eight-story building ready to jump. I wa...