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Borderline Personality Disorder - According to Robert Friedel (2011) the first descriptions of people who were presenting with symptoms of Borderline Personality Disorder were mentioned in medical reports 3000 years ago. However it was not until 1938 that the disease was categorized and identified. An American psychoanalyst named Adolph Stern first described most of the symptoms and suggested the possible causes and reasons Borderline Personality Disorder develops, as well as his opinion of the most effective forms of treatment....   [tags: Social Workers and Borderline Personality Disorder]
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Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) - The memoir The Buddha and the Borderline tells the story of Kiera Van Gelder’s courageous journey receiving treatment for borderline personality disorder (BPD). BPD is a personality disorder defined by the fourth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV-TR) as “a pervasive pattern of instability of interpersonal relationships, self-image, affects, and marked impulsivity” (American Psychiatric Association, 2000). BPD is a personality disorder and thus cannot be diagnosed until after the age of 18 when using the DSM-IV-TR’s diagnostic criteria....   [tags: dialectal behavior therapy, personality disorder]
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Borderline Personality Disorder - Borderline personality disorder (BPD) first got its name because researchers thought it was in the middle of psychotic illnesses and neurotic disorders (“Treating borderline personality disorders,” 2010). Scientists think there is a direct correlation with the receptors in the brain responsible for “opioid” transmission and the behaviors demonstrated by people with the disorder (Bandelow, B; Schmahi, C; Falki, P; Wedekind, D., 2010, pp. 623-636). Symptoms of BPD include “interpersonal hypersensitivity, fear of being left alone, self-harming behavior, and extremely impulsive behaviors” (Gunderson, John, 2011, pp....   [tags: neurotic disorder, psychotic disorder]
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Borderline Personality Disorder and Dependent Personality Disorder - Axis Two: Illnesses “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 to distress or impairment” (American Psychiatric Association, 2013). There are several different mental illnesses that can branch off from mental disorders. Borderline personality disorder (BPD) and dependent personality disorder (DPD) are only two....   [tags: psychiatry, illnesses, behavior]
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The Complexity of Borderline Personality Disorder - ... This website also underlies effective treatment interventions, such as Dialectic Behavioral Therapy. Lastly, this website discusses the prevalence, complications, and the distress families experience when involved with BPD victims. The most appropriate target population for both Internet Sites appear to be for BPD victims as well their families trying to cope with the distress of the illness. Back to the Edge: Living with and Recovering From Borderline Personality Disorder (2012) illustrates documentaries of individuals diagnosed with BPD....   [tags: mental illness, emotions, behavior] 1231 words
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What is borderline personality disorder? - According to the DSM-IV(2000), Borderline Personality Disorder is a pervasive pattern of instability of interpersonal relationships, self-image, and affects, and marked impulsivity beginning by early adulthood and present in a variety of contexts, as indicated by five (or more) of the following: 1. Frantic efforts to avoid real or imagined abandonment. 2. A pattern of unstable and intense interpersonal relationships characterized by alternating between extremes of idealization and devaluation 3....   [tags: Psychology, Emocional and Behavioral Problems] 1966 words
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Marilyn Monroe and Borderline Personality Disorder - Marilyn Monroe is a well-known legend and has been a public figure for several decades. Monroe was a distinguished model, actress, and singer, who quickly became known as a major sex symbol. Monroe starred in a large number of successful motion pictures during the late 1940s and early 1960s. She began her career as a model, which led to a film contract in 1946. Throughout her career, Monroe's films grossed more than $200 million ("Marilyn Monroe Biography," 2013). Marilyn Monroe swiftly became more known to the public for her behavior and outlandish actions; she was eventually diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder....   [tags: public figure, legend, mental disorder, trauma]
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Borderline Personality Disorder - Symptoms Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) hinders people’s security, makes interpersonal and interpersonal relationships difficult, worsens the person suffering from the disorder’s life and those around them, effects their affect and self-image, and generally makes a person even more unstable (Davidon et al., 2007). This disorder is a personality disorder which effects the people’s emotions, personality, and daily living including relationships with other and job stability. People with BPD may experience a variation of symptoms including but not limited to: intense contradictory emotions involving sadness, anger, and anxiety, feelings of emptiness, loneliness, and isolations (B...   [tags: Interpersonal Relationships, Symptoms]
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Borderline Personality Disorder - ... Their values, habits, and attitudes may be influenced by whomever they associate with. Their views of people may change from day to day, leading to intense and unstable relationships. Unstable relationships are characterized by seeing a person as nearly perfect to then seeing them as worthless. Emotional instability is a common symptom of people with BPD. Frequent emotional overreactions and intense mood swings, including feeling depressed, irritable, or anxious, usually lasts for a few hours and in rare cases a few days....   [tags: impulsiveness, mood swings, factors] 522 words
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Borderline Personality Disorder - Literature Review Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) can be described in simple terms as a condition in which sufferers experience long periods of emotional instability and troubled feelings about themselves and other people. These troubled feelings allow individuals to take impulsive measures and have trouble in their relationships (Bouchard, Sabourin, Lussier & Villeneuve, 2009). BPD basically comprises of unusual intensities of instability in mood and irrational thinking also referred to as splitting....   [tags: Psychology] 1476 words
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Borderline Personality Disorder - What is the disease known as borderline personality disorder. It is said to be one of the most misunderstood diseases. According to John Grohol, Borderline personality disorder, or BPD, is a pervasive pattern of instability in interpersonal relationships, self-image and emotions. (John M. Grohol, 2010) Those that are inflicted have little control over their emotions, are likely to exhibit destructive behaviors, and tend to have low self-esteem. They are also highly impulsive and have difficulties with limitations....   [tags: Mental Illness ]
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Borderline Personality Disorder - ... One of the big questions surrounding BPD is what causes it and why those affected developed the disorder. At this point, there is no exact cause however, clinical theorists do believe that both biogenetic and environmental components are involved in the development of BPD. Borderline Personality Disorder typically begins showing up in childhood and progresses throughout adulthood. Some may think that if a child grows up in a warm and loving home, they won’t develop this disorder however, studies show that this simply is not always the case....   [tags: bipolar and schizophrenia]
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Borderline Personality Disorder - ... In the episode The Truth of season one, Norma expresses the first , which are her frantic efforts to avoid abandonment. She shows this by becoming increasingly concerned about Norman when Dylan (her other son) played by actor Max Thieriot, invited Norman to come stay with him at his own apartment because he doesn’t think that Norman is safe with her alone. She even makes the comment “I don’t care about Shelby (who left Norma after he realized the noise he heard from the other room while they were being intimate were the sounds coming from his captured sex-slave was making) and went to chase after her with his gun....   [tags: abnormal psychology]
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Borderline Personality Disorder - ... To be diagnosed with BPD, the following symptoms in the DSM-5 must be met. First, the patient has significant impairments in identity and self-direction. Secondly, the patient must lack empathy, highly sensitive towards others and must have unstable and conflicted relationships. Close relationships with borderlines are often associated with periods of idolization and devaluation. Also borderlines must be affected by unstable emotion experiences, anxiousness, fear of rejection or separation, and depression....   [tags: Symptoms, treatment, causes] 1077 words
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Borderline Personality Disorder - Personality disorders are very defined and recognized in today’s society. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) published by the American Psychiatric Association provides common language and standards to classify mental disorders. The DSM is used by many people in varying disciplines in many other countries. In times past, people with disorders may have been misunderstood, outcast from community, or even persecuted. However, in our current culture the pendulum has swung in the other direction....   [tags: BPD, Psychology]
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Borderline Personality Disorder - Personality disorders are very defined and recognized in today’s society. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) published by the American Psychiatric Association provides common language and standards classifying mental disorders. The DSM is used by many people in varying disciplines in the USA as well as many other countries. In times past, people with disorders may have been outcast from a community or even persecuted. However, in our current culture the pendulum has swung in the other direction....   [tags: Psychology, Mental Health] 1458 words
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Patient with Diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder - Index Diagnostic Impressions Medical Conditions Psychosocial Factors Case Conceptualization Assessment Recommendation Treatment Recommendations Works Cited Diagnostic Impressions: Borderline Personality Disorder; R/O Substance Abuse Disorder and Persistent Depressive Disorder Medical Conditions: Arm and leg lacerations, digestive tract irritation as result of toxic elements ingested, gastric suction, effects of alcohol use, effects of cocaine use, and effects of physical abuse through Ecchymosis Psychosocial Factors: History of physical and verbal abuse, parental disapproval, academic problems, moving to a new country, cultural differences, language differences, withdrawal from peers...   [tags: Patient Case Conceptualization]
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Borderline Personality Disorder in Girl Interrupted by Sussana Keysen - Girl, Interrupted by Borderline Personality Disorder Girl, Interrupted, an autobiography, follows Sussanna Kaysen an eighteen year old girl who finds herself being escorted to a taxi and being sent to McLean Psychiatric Hospital in Massachusetts. Only after a brief twenty minute interview with a psychiatrist she had just met regarding her failing grades, depression, suicidal attempts as well as her inappropriate relationship with her high school english teacher, she was convinced that she is in need of “rest” and agrees to voluntarily commit herself....   [tags: Psychoanalysis, Disorder, Mental Illness]
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Borderline Personality Disorder and Substance Abuse - ... Diagnostic assessments were performed in a blind interview based on the Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-III-R, Axis I Disorders, the Revised Diagnostic Interview for Borderlines and the Diagnostic Interview for DSM-III-R Personality Disorders. Five follow-up assessments were given every two years with the same three tests that were given at baseline (Zanarini et al. 2010). There was a total of 362 adults included in the study 23% were male, and a majority was Caucasian. 80% of the participants included in study were in the BPD group while the other 20% were an Axis II comparison group both groups had an approximate 85% retention rate at the end of the study....   [tags: results of four studies]
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Borderline Personality Disorder: A Literature Review - The history of BPD can be traced back to 1938 when Adolph Stern first described the symptoms of the disorder as neither being psychotic nor psychoneurotic; hence, the term ‘borderline’ was introduced (National Collaborating Centre for Mental Health, 2009, p. 15). Then in 1960, Otto Kernberg coined the term ‘borderline personality organization’ to describe persistent patterns of behavior and functioning consisting of instability, and distressed psychological self-organization (National Collaborating Centre for Mental Health, 2009, p....   [tags: psychology, psychotic, adolph stern]
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Borderline Personality Disorder and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy - Ever since entering the field of Social Work, I have been exposed to many disorders, therapies, frameworks, and strategies in my studies. My worldview for much of my life had been that I would never need to use any of the treatments or skills, because I was not “broken”, or “too underprivileged” to have gained the education to “know better”. But, as I progressed through my education, I have come to realize that everybody is constantly learning and using acquired skills to function better in everyday life....   [tags: emotions, skills] 1369 words
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Adolf Hitler's Narcissistic-Borderline Personality Disorder - Adolf Hitler’s horrible actions cannot be attributed to a drug addiction, or just being evil. It was a combination of a mental illness, and a mental disorder that caused him to take the actions. He suffered from a narcissistic-borderline personality disorder. He did not suddenly become mad towards the end of the war, but had been unstable his entire life; when under greater stress, it became more prevalent. A narcissistic personality, which is categorized as a mental disorder can be described as, “driven to control and manipulate others.” The narcissist is constantly seeking praise and when he does not receive it he gets bored, but “with his paranoid features he can avoid this emptiness and...   [tags: Adolf Hitler Essays]
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Borderline Personality Disorder - Borderline Personality Disorder Could you picture yourself being brought face to face with an individual who has a personality similar to a mind field. In other words where or when he/she will explode is never known. This type of personality disorder is called Borderline Personality Disorder. Borderline Personality Disorder is one of the most scariest and hidden disorders that have baffled our society as well as many health professionals for many years. The DSM IV defines borderline personality disorder as a “pervasive pattern of instability of self image, interpersonal relationships, and mood”....   [tags: Papers] 1211 words
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Borderline Personality Disorder - Borderline personality disorder "is defined in the DSM IV, a manual used by psychiatrists to diagnose all mental disorders, as an AXIS II disorder which has symptoms of impulsively and emotional dysregulation" (Livesley 146). A person with BPD has feelings of abandonment and emptiness, and has "frantic efforts to avoid abandonment, going to extremes to keep someone from leaving" (Burger 300). He or she is emotionally unstable and forms intense but unstable interpersonal relationships. They show impulsive behavior, such as spending money, sex, eating and substance abuse....   [tags: Psychology Psychological Health Essays] 1603 words
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Borderline Personality Disorder - Why Are Women Diagnosed With Borderline Personality Disorder More Than Men. Borderline Personality Disorder is diagnosed predominantly in females. There is approximately a 3:1 female to male gender ratio for this disorder. Theories of why Borderline Personality Disorder occurs more often in women - Sexual abuse, which is common in childhood histories of borderline patients, happens more often to women than men. - Women experience more inconsistent and invalidating messages in this society....   [tags: essays research papers] 387 words
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Borderline Personality Disorder in Girl Interrupted - Borderline Personality Disorder in “Girl Interrupted”      The movie, “Girl Interrupted,”is about a teenage girl named Susanna Kaysen who has been diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder. People with Borderline Personality Disorder “are often emotionally unstable, impulsive, unpredictable, irritable, and anxious. They also are prone to boredom. Their behavior is similar to that of individuals with schizotypal personality disorder but they are not as consistently withdrawn and bizarre” (Santrock, 2003)....   [tags: Film Analysis Movie]
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Borderline Personality Disorder: A Case Study and Theoretical Approaches to Therapy - According to the DSM-5, Personality Disorders are characterized by “impairments in personality functioning and the presence of pathological personality traits”. Borderline Personality Disorder is one of ten personality disorders listed in the DSM-5. The DSM-5 lists several criteria that must be met in order for someone to be diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder. They are quoted as follows: Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) affects about 4% of the general population, and at least 20% of the clinical psychiatric population....   [tags: self-harm, or suicidal thoughts]
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A Discussion of Disco Di - Mental health is not the mere absence of illness but it is the sense of harmony and balance for the individual. Aspects associated with the individual include self-worth, sense of accomplishment, and a positive identity (Fontaine, 2009), where as mental illness is the disharmony someone is experiencing. This disharmony affects not only the individual but their friends and family as well as the surrounding community. This disharmony causes the person to be unable to function properly in many aspects of their life (Fontaine, 2009)....   [tags: Borderline Personality Disorder]
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Exploring My Mental Illnesses - In today’s society it’s very difficult for people to successfully identify who they are, where they belong in this world, as well as establish and maintain healthy relationships with those around them. These issues can considerably be much more problematic for someone with a mental illness. Furthermore, these challenges can be even worse for an individual who has a mental illness but hasn’t been officially diagnosed with an overall condition; therefore, making it all the more difficult for that person to receive the proper help and assistance needed to live a happy and successful life....   [tags: Borderline Personality Disorder]
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Borderline Personality Disorder Explored in Girl Interrupted - Girl Interrupted is a 1999 film in which Susanna, a high school senior on the verge of graduating with her class in 1967, is rushed to the Emergency Room because she consumed a whole bottle of Aspirin, followed by a bottle of Vodka. After being treated, Susanna is seen by a friend of her fathers, who is a Psychiatrist who believes that her actions were an attempt at suicide. Susanna, of course denies this, instead stating that she was making an effort to rid herself of a headache. The Psychiatrist recommends that she stay at a mental hospital named Claymore for a rest....   [tags: Abnormal Psychology]
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Mental Health and the Criminal Justice System - Mental health and the criminal justice system have long been intertwined. Analyzing and understanding the links between these two subjects demands for a person to go in to depth in the fields of criminology, sociology, psychology, and psychiatry, because there are many points of view on whether or not a person’s criminal behavior is due to their mental health. Some believe that an unstable mental state of mind can highly influence a person’s decision of committing criminal actions. Others believe that mental health and crime are not related and that linking them together is a form of discrimination because it insinuates that those in our society that suffer from poor mental health are most l...   [tags: criminal behavior, borderline personality disorder] 1892 words
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Walking a Difficult Line: Taking a Look at Borderline Personality Disorder - Walking a Difficult Line: Taking a Look at Borderline Personality Disorder Individuals with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) live a difficult existence. These are people for whom maintaining normal interpersonal relationships, controlling anger, suffer from extreme self-doubt and drastic mood swings, among other symptoms. They comprise only 2% of the population, but have a disorder which the psychiatric and scientific communities have trouble acknowledging, and great difficulty treating. (4) Individuals suffering from BPD suffer a range of symptoms which include the following: dramatic mood changes, depression, irritability, uncontrollable anger, negative impulsiveness (which includ...   [tags: Biology Essays Research Papers]
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Analysis of Personality Disorders in Prisons - The overflowing prisons and the increase in diagnosis in mental illness, specifically personality disorders, relating to criminal activity suggests that our society and criminal justice system need to reanalyze and alter the psychological rehabilitation programs in order to effectively reduce and prevent crime. By analyzing specific aspects of prisons and personality disorders, we can objectively interpret the information for use in improving the criminal justice system. Concepts such as the prevalence of personality disorders in prison communities; the relationships between certain crimes and disorders, the idea of institutionalization, as well as possible treatments withi...   [tags: Borderline Personality and Criminality]
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Antisocial Personality Disorder - Personality disorders affect many people in society, but are understood by few. Personality disorders are defined as a deeply ingrained, maladaptive and specific problem behavior or pattern. Such problem patterns typically manifest themselves by early adolescence and have an impairing impact on the person’s functioning in life with a particular emphasis on the impact that such disorders have on their relationships and quality of life (Comer, 2014). There are a total of ten personality disorders that have been categorized into three distinct clusters....   [tags: Personality Disorder Essays] 2721 words
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Histrionic Personality Disorder - We have all met a person who always has to be the center of attention and engages in inappropriate sexually seductive or provocative behavior. It may be obvious that something is “off” or not quite “normal” but many do not realize this behavior could be the result of a disorder known as Histrionic Personality Disorder (HPD). According to Paul Rasmussen of Furman University, “an individual with a histrionic orientation displays an active dependency characterized by a strong need for external validation in the form of interpersonal attention, support, and reassurance”....   [tags: Personality Disorder Essays] 1601 words
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Overview of Borderline Personality Disorders - “The disorder that doctors fear most,” or borderline personality disorder as it is known throughout the medical community, is only one of several personality disorders plaguing society today (qtd. in Aldhous). Unfortunately most people suffering from personality disorders do not attempt to seek psychiatric help and go undiagnosed and the bulk of those who do contact medical professionals are already in the midst of a problem or only search for help following a reckless act (Aldhous). Personality disorders are one of the most prevalent diagnoses of the psychiatric community, with thirty-six to sixty-seven percent of patients in psychiatric hospitals or facilities diagnosed with some sort of...   [tags: mental health, types of therapy]
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Diagnosis and Treatment of Borderline Personality Disorders - The diagnostic process for personality disorders currently covers a broad scope of various tests and symptoms, causing a source of frustration for psychiatrists (Aldhous). The symptoms and side effects of several personality disorders can tend to blur together, making diagnosis challenging (Aldhous). Most psychiatric patients are diagnosed with several personality disorders at once, with twenty percent of people with personality disorders simply diagnosed with a “personality disorder not otherwise specified” (Aldhous)....   [tags: diagnosis, behavioral therapy]
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Understanding Personality Disorders - Description The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (5th ed.; DSM-5, American Psychiatric Association, 2013) defines personality disorders as a pattern of internal experience and behavior that greatly differs from what is normally expected in the person’s culture. They are also considered omnipresent and inflexible that is stable and causes both distress and impairment. Antisocial personality disorder is a severe disorder of personality. It is a disorder that helps compromise the dramatic, emotional, or erratic disorders, also known as the Cluster B disorders....   [tags: Patient With Personality Disorder] 2161 words
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Multiple Personality Disorder - Multiple Personality disorder is a disorder that not many people get diagnosed with, which includes two or more personalities within one individual. This affects the people that are diagnosed with it by so much. Patients that deal with this disorder face everyday problems that make them struggle with events that may seem easy to normal people. There is also another name for this, which is Dissociative Identity Disorder (D.I.D). This is the well-known name for the disorder. When people get diagnosed with Multiple Personality Disorder, they usually start out in early adulthood (Bayer 16)....   [tags: psychotherapy, personalities, identity disorder]
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Antisocial Personality Disorder - Considered one of the most arduous mental disorders to diagnose, antisocial personality disorder has gained the needed attention it deserves over the past couple of decades. In the past, antisocial personality disorder, also known as ASP, was often misdiagnosed. Many earlier psychiatrists and psychologists often confused ASP with other disorders, such as: narcissistic personality disorder, histrionic personality disorder, and borderline personality disorder (Black). As time went on, better guidelines for diagnosing ASP were brought to the forefront....   [tags: mental disorder, sociopathy, aggression, treatment]
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Spirituality and its Effects on Borderline Personality Disorders - Many personality disorders may experience spiritual distress, in particular, clients who have borderline personalities. Lack of spirituality causes clients with borderline personalities to have instability with their emotions and their actions. This makes them at risk for spiritual distress as evidence by challenged beliefs and no value system. As nurses, we must help clients who have borderline personality disorders understand how important spirituality is and how it has an effect on their lives....   [tags: spiritual distress, belief system, values, nursing]
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Development of Personality Disorders Due to Childhood Experiences - Development of Personality Disorders Due to Childhood Experiences Introduction I have decided to research the development of antisocial personality disorders due to the quality of early childhood care and early childhood experiences. Antisocial personality disorder is described generally as disregard for others. Diagnosing ASPD involves features such as delinquency, physical assaults, deceitfulness and lying, impulsivity, and irresponsibility. This topic appealed to me because my step sister goes to see a therapist and they have reason to believe that she may have an antisocial or borderline personality disorder....   [tags: Antisocial Personality Disorders]
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Dissociative Identity Disorder - Do you remember the main character of Fight Club. What about the villain Harvey Dent from Batman, who developed the criminal personality known as Two-Face after having acid thrown in his face during a trial or Alex Mason from Call Of Duty: Black Ops, seemed to become two different people after being brainwashed in a Russian prison camp. Maybe your favorite childhood character was Launch from the anime and manga Dragon Ball, who changed from a sweet and caring person to an angry criminal and vice versa every time she sneezed....   [tags: multiple personality disorder] 1252 words
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Dissociative Identity Disorder - Dissociative identity disorder, previously known as multiple personality disorder, is a disorder in which an individual has the presence of one or more personality states. These personality states each have their own distinct names, attitudes, identities and self-images within an individual’s conscious awareness. At least two of the personalities take control of the affected person’s behavior. Dissociation is defined as the disruption of the normal integrative process of consciousness, perception, memory and identity, which define selfhood (Pias, 2009)....   [tags: formerly multiple personality disorder]
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Multiple Personality Disorder (MPD): - Multiple Personality Disorder (MPD): Have you ever been sitting day dreaming, or got lost in a book or work. After you finish the book or your work, you come back to earth and remember what occurred while you were day dreaming or lost in that book or work. With a person that has MPD, it is not that easily done with most. Most individuals that have MPD do not remember anything that had occurred within hours or minutes of the event. Some think MPD is a hoax created by movies such as “Three faces of Eve” or “Sybil”, but is that a fact....   [tags: Psychology ]
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A Split Personality: The Cause and Effects of Multiple Personality Disorder - A Split Personality: The Cause and Effects of Multiple Personality Disorder Multiple Personality Disorder, (also called Dissociative Identity Disorder) is an abnormal psychological phenomenon which has baffled psychologists and psychiatrists for years. It is a syndrome marked by the clear existence of two or more “personalities” (or identities) in a single person, each personality having separate memories, behaviors, physical attributes, and even different gender than the patient....   [tags: Mental Health ] 1272 words
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Boaderling Personality Disorder - Borderline personality disorder is an illness that is believed to be the suicidal cause of Marilyn Monroe. The darkness of Marilyn’s childhood have significantly influenced her adult life. Marilyn Monroe’s life seemed to most of people around the world like she was a happy lady who succeeded in different fields as an actress, model, singer, and film producer. Through her beauty, character, and sexual boldness, people consider her as the most famous figure in her area, which cause her celebrity to pass on after her death through generations since 1962 until now....   [tags: suicidal, mental, emotional, instable] 1715 words
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How Personality Disorders Affect the Homeless - Those who are homeless, living in poverty with no work, food, or shelter, have to go through many obstacles in their lifestyle. They are more susceptible to suffer from many mental disorders, from Bipolar to Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, which are often due to the personal experiences of not only their childhood, but their lifestyle of homelessness. While many choose to live in their own distinctive ways, others are bound to it. Being isolated, with no real love and care from other people, most importantly, your family can cause the reasoning behind the mental disorders people suffer....   [tags: antisocial behavior, dissociative disorder]
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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder - In America, about 26.2% of all adults age 18 and over have been diagnosed with a mental disorder. These include mood disorders such as depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and schizophrenia, as well as personality disorders like antisocial personality disorder and borderline personality disorder. Approximately 9.5% of the American adult population suffers from a mood disorder and while 40%-60% of the population has experienced or witnessed a traumatic event, only an average of 7.7 million people in this age group has been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD....   [tags: PTSD, Mental Disorder, Mood Disrder]
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Soulless Monsters: A Closer Look at Antisocial Personality Disorder. - Every few years there are disturbing, yet fascinating headlines: “BTK killer: Hiding in plain sight” or “Police discover at least 10 victims at Anthony Sowell's home”; but what would allow an individual to commit the crimes they did. In cases like these there is usually a common link: Antisocial Personality disorder. It is an unknown disorder to most of the population which is why there are so many questions to be answered, the main ones being what is antisocial personality disorder and how does it effect patient and society as a whole....   [tags: Mental Illness]
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Multiple Personality Disorder - Multiple Personality Disorder      More than two million cases can be found altogether in psychological and psychiatric records of multiple personality disorder also called dissociative identity disorder. It is often thought that multiple personality disorder is a trick, a bizarre form of "play-acting" that is committed by manipulative, attention-seeking individuals. It is not. Multiple personality disorder is a "disorder of hiding" wherein 80-90% of multiple personality disorder patients do not have a clue that they have the disorder....   [tags: Disorder Psychological Personalities Essays]
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Dissociative Identity Disorder - Many years ago, any individual that appeared to host other “entities” or speak in different voices and act with different mannerisms would have been considered demonically possessed. In more recent years, it was determined in the mental health community that certain individuals actually experience fragmenting into various separate personalities. Each personality has its own distinguishable traits and purpose within the host individual. In this essay, we will explore the symptoms of this unique disorder, as well as the potential causes and treatments utilized to benefit the patient....   [tags: personality, DID, ADHD]
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