Personality disorders are inflexible maladaptive personality traits that cause significant impairment of social and occupational functioning. Personality disorders can affec...
Piper, A. (1997). Hoax and Reality: The Bizarre World of Multiple Personality Disorder. Northvale, NJ: J. Aronson
Histrionic Personality Disorder (abbreviated often as HPD) is a personality disorder in the classification of Cluster B. This group is defined as the dramatic, emotional, and erratic cluster. It includes Borderline Personality Disorder, Narcissistic Personality Disorder, Antisocial Personality Disorder, and the personality disorder that will be further explained: Histrionic Personality Disorder. There are many characteristics that define the group of HPD.
Personality disorders are not just someone having mental or physical problems but also relate to drug and alcohol abuse this relates from having mental problems and using that drug or alcohol to get away from what really is going on in the life within that person. Borderline Multiple Personality Disorder is another major part of this subject. A person with borderline disorder is where they tell lies so much that they think it is the truth. This is the start of when they use this excuse to get away from their problems that they are dealing with in the present.
psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, and mental health nurses). The profile only differed in one regard, the sex of the patient may have been either male or female. The researchers asked the 46 professionals to assess the patient as having no personality disorder traits, specific personality disorder traits, or a specific (DSM-III) personality disorder(s) (Adler, Drake, & Teague, 1990). Although the clinical profile fit the criteria for several personality disorders from the then DSM-III, BPD and NPD were the most prevalent diagnoses of the pseudo-patient (roughly half), while one-quarter of the professionals diagnosed the pseudo-patient with HPD (Adler, Drake, & Teague, 1990). More importantly, the majority of the NPD diagnoses were assigned to the male pseudo-patient while the majority of HPD diagnoses were assigned to the female pseudo-patient (Adler, Drake, & Teague, 1990). Although it can be argued that the criteria for personality disorders have changed three times since 1990, a more recent study has shown the existence of sexism in the diagnoses of personality disorders such as BPD and APD (Samuel & Widiger,
In order to evaluate the proposed changes the DSM-5, researchers conducted semisturctured diagnostic interviews on 2,150 psychiatric outpatients. The prevalence of personality disorders was approximately 614 individuals, 28.6% when all 10 of the DSM-IV personality disorders were included. When removing the proposed personality disorders 555 individuals, 25.8% were diagnosed with atleast one of the remaining personality disorders. Removal of the pro...
The causes of personality disorders are still unknown as of today. However, there are theories of the causes of personality disorders are but not limited as being neglect and heavy burden (Soeteman, Verheul, & Busschbach, 2008). Neglect can be bought on by a person that does not take care of him or herself. It is hard to diagnosis someone with a personality disorder unless it is companied by some other form of disease for instance diabetes (Soeteman, Verheul, & Busschbach, 2008). The person may not take care of him/her self causing symptoms to manifest. If the person allows this to happen, it is believed that the person may have other issues then just the disease.
In a person’s life, they may encounter and be face with many challenging circumstances or situations that may deeply affect them. It may make a person feel like they are a failure or even cause heartbreak of some kind. These situations may cause a person who once was so outgoing and happy to become detach from the outside world and avoid interaction with people and relationships. A new study has shown that about 31 million Americans has a personality disorder (Davis, 2017). Personality disorders is a type of mental disorder that makes individuals suffering from this to exhibit persistent unsuitable and abnormal behaviors, thinking, and at times they have trouble perceiving information and situations in a healthy way (Butcher, Hooley,
This is the most common personality disorder and it is diagnosed equally in men and women. It was first described by Abraham Masilow and it first appeared in the War Department Technical Bulletin in 1945. In 1952 it appeared in the first edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual. Many cases have roots to
Televisions are almost a modern necessity and found in nearly every home. They provide society with current events, entertainment, and numerous other programs. They have become a symbol of a couch potato, such as in “The Simpsons” or “Family Guy” but it wasn't always this way. TVs used to bring people together when they first became popular as a reason to pile the family onto a couch and share an experience. When it became popular in the nineteen forties, Television began to revolutionize American culture. In politics it has become especially relevant in this current election, and entertainment has been pushing boundaries in film for decades now. This class could easily have been named “America Since Television” because of how the evolution of TV changed everything from Presidential debates to the very culture of the United States through entertainment.
The personality disorder that I choose to compare to the definition of health that I mentioned in reflection paper one was under the category of anxious personality disorders. Individuals with obsessive-compulsive personality disorder are usually preoccupied with order, control, and perfection that they lose all sense of productivity and openness. An individual with this personality disorder can be rigid in determining their morals, beliefs, values, and ethics and reluctant to make a final decision because it may not be the right one. Individuals set challenging standards for others and themselves, which can cause them to be unwilling to work with others because they are persuaded that others are careless and unable to do their job correctly.
What role does television play in society? For decades we have seen many parts of our world rapidly going through changes in technology. Today’s society has been transformed by means of communication and the available information through mass media. Most Americans rely on television for news, sports, and entertainment. Television is just one of the many examples of how technology has changed our lives. Since the invention of the television in the early 1900’s, it has played a very important role in our lives. Having a television set in the home has become very essential in today’s society. We depend on it to entertain us with its sitcoms and to inform us about current world issues. The problem is that sometimes what we hear or see on television is not always accurate or correct. Sometimes news stories give us the wrong information and we believe that it is true because it is being said on television. They may give you a story, but they may leave out some details to prove their point or to make the story more interesting. Americans are among the most ill-informed people in the world. Television, in other words, is not the great information machine. It is the great disinformation machine. TV tends to mislead us with its stories and in many ways we allow ourselves to be fall behind in the world as we tend to want to watch the entertainment shows and not the news broadcasts. Thus, we are not informed about what is going on in o...
Mental disorders have baffled psychiatrists, physicians, and the public since the beginning of time. Multiple personality disorder, also known as dissociative identity disorder, is a severe form of dissociation, a mental process which produces a lack of connection in a person's thoughts, memories, feelings, actions, or sense of identity. Dissociation is characterized by the presence of two or more distinct personalities, or alters, that control a person’s behavior. “Nonetheless, some documented cases of MPD have noted patients having as many as one hundred alters” (“Multiple Personality Residential Treatment”). These different alters have their own age, sex, or race. Alters are alternative personalities, which are dissociated parts of the self that represent memories, emotions, and ways of relating to the person. They are able to function autonomously. The host is the original person, which is the one who is in charge of the body (“Dissociative Identity Disorder”). One can develop multiple personality disorder through various components, but luckily, there is a cure.