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Borderline Personality Disorder
by: Sam Vaknin. Some scholars say that it is a culture-bound pseudo-syndrome invented by men to serve a patriarchal and misogynistic society. Others point to the fact the lives of patients diagnosed with the disorder are chaotic and that the relationshi...
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Borderline Personality Disorder Vs Bipolar
by: Li Ming Wong. Borderline personality disorder and bipolar are often mistaken as being the same thing. They are also often misdiagnosed, one for the other. This is because the symptoms for both illnesses are startlingly similar.Borderline personality ...
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Borderline Personality Disorder: Causes, Symptoms, Treatment
by: Juliet Cohen. Borderline personality disorder (BPD is a common disorder with estimates running as high as 10-14% of the general population. Social factors in BPD reflect many of the problems of modern society. Borderline personality disorder affects ap...
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Not Otherwise Specified (NOS) Personality Disorder
by: Sam Vaknin. It is a sign of the inadequacy of our current knowledge of personality disorders that both the American Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM) and its international counterpart, the ICD, maintain a "Personality Disorders Not Otherwise S...
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Masochistic Personality Disorder
by: Sam Vaknin. The Masochistic personality disorder made its last appearance in the DSM III-TR and was removed from the DSM IV and from its text revision, the DSM IV-TR. Some scholars, notably Theodore Millon, regard its removal as a mistake and l...
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Depressive Personality Disorder
by: Sam Vaknin. The Depressive Personality Disorder is not yet recognized by the DSM Committee. It makes its appearances in Appendix B of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, titled "Criteria Sets and Axes Provided for Further Study." It is not clear ...
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Schizotypal Personality Disorder
by: Sam Vaknin. Do you believe in the immaculate conception of the Virgin Mary and in the resurrection of her son? Then you are merely a religious person.In other words, it is OK to believe in certain "supernatural" phenomena just because such beliefs a...
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Avoidant Personality Disorder
by: Sam Vaknin. As a result, they are shy and socially inhibited. Aware of their real (and, often, imagined) shortcomings, they are constantly on the lookout, are hypervigilant and hypersensitive. Even the slightest, most constructive and well-meant or ...
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Histrionic Personality Disorder
by: Sam Vaknin. This immediately raises the question: Is this a real mental health disorder or a culture-bound syndrome which reflects the values of a patriarchal and misogynistic society? A man with similar traits is bound to be admired as a "macho" or...
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Schizoid Personality Disorder
by: Sam Vaknin. Schizoids enjoy nothing and seemingly never experience pleasure (they are anhedonic). Even their nearest and dearest often describe them as "automata", "robots", or "machines". But the schizoid is not depressed or dysphoric, merely indif...
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Sadistic Personality Disorder
by: Sam Vaknin. The Sadistic Personality Disorder made its last appearance in the DSM III-TR and was removed from the DSM IV and from its text revision, the DSM IV-TR. Some scholars, notably Theodore Millon, regard its removal as a mistake and lobb...
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Narcissistic Personality Disorder Tips
by: Sam Vaknin, Ph.D.. FIVE DON'T DO'S How to Avoid the Wrath of the Narcissist Never disagree with the narcissist or contradict him Never offer him any intimacy Look awed by whatever attribute matters to him (for instance: by his professional achieve...
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Who? Me? Them? - Secrets of Multiple Personality Disorder
by: andrewwilson. Multiple personality disorder is a syndrome wherein a person appears to have two or more identities. The personality of one person will split into several different personalities that take on their own identity and way of living. While M...
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Codependence and the Dependent Personality Disorder
by: Sam Vaknin. Before we proceed to study the Dependent Personality Disorder in our next article, we would do well to clarify these terms. Codependents Like dependents (people with the Dependent Personality Disorder), codependents depend on other peopl...
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Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) At a Glance
by: Sam Vaknin, Ph.D.. Most narcissists (75%) are men. NPD is one of a "family" of personality disorders (formerly known as "Cluster B"). Other members: Borderline PD, Antisocial PD and Histrionic PD. NPD is often diagnosed with other mental health disorde...
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