Personality Disorders By John M. Personality disorders form a class of mental disorders that are defined by long-lasting, rigid patterns of thought and behavior. Because of the inflexibility and pervasiveness of these patterns, they typically cause serious problems and issues in a person's life from time to time.
Mind you, the disorders and their descriptions that follow are not my own ideas; they have been created by the American Psychiatric Association, and they are the mainstay of all contemporary psychotherapy that functions on the concept of psychiatric diagnosis.
For clinical purposes, a competent psychologist can diagnose any of the personality disorders just through a clinical interview. These terms actually derive their meaning from the process of toilet training.
Sometimes, for their convenience, parents want toilet functions to happen on schedule. Healthy development requires that the child and the parents work out these conflicts peacefully, in a fair give-and-take of assertiveness.
As the child grows up, he or she will have the tendency to fall into this hoarding mentality as a defensive way of coping with an emotional crisis. It refers to a person who gives the appearance of being cooperative and yet whose continual procrastination and dawdling are really an unconscious manipulation reflecting hostility.
The underlying dynamic here is spite, a desire to retaliate against those who are perceived to be hurtful.From Abracadabra to Zombies | View All.
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Borderline personality disorder (BPD), also known as emotionally unstable personality disorder (EUPD), is a long-term pattern of abnormal behavior characterized by unstable relationships with other people, unstable sense of self and unstable emotions.
There is often dangerous behavior and self-harm. People may also struggle with a feeling of emptiness and a fear of abandonment. Dissociative identity disorder, formerly referred to as multiple personality disorder, is a condition wherein a person's identity is fragmented into two or .
Also Known as Multiple Personality Disorder. Dissociative identity disorder (DID) is a diagnosis characterized by having two or more distinct people, each with his or .
MULTIPLE PERSONALITY DISORDER IN THE COURTS: A REVIEW OF THE NORTH AMERICAN EXPERIENCE.
Dr. David V. James MA, MRCPsych Senior Lecturer in Forensic Psychiatry.