Personality Disorders

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Types of Mental Illness

With so many possible types of mental illness, knowing when you or someone you love suffer one of these conditions is difficult. You need a doctor’s help in determining your mental health status, particularly if you also suffer a dual diagnosis of addiction. Whether you suffer one of the many types of mental illness or …

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Parents who Accommodate OCD Behaviors May Worsen the Condition

As parents, we want to do what is best for our children. However, when mental health conditions come into play, the “best thing” may not always be clear. For instance, for parents whose children struggle with OCD, working with them, and accommodating their needs may seem ideal. After all, it’s all about making sure that …

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Scrupulosity: OCD Misunderstood

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is nothing new, but a misunderstood form of OCD may very well be. For example, some of the millions of people suffering from OCD actually have scrupulosity, a form of OCD that exhibits an excessive concern with sin that goes well beyond the norm for the average individual’s religious beliefs. What …

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Early Signs of Hoarding in Children

Is your child “messy” or is he/she exhibiting early signs of hoarding? It’s not unusual for a parent to walk into their child’s room and find it looks like a bomb went off inside.  The floor is littered with clothing, food wrappers, last night’s homework or permission slips, and the bed seems unable to accommodate …

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Narcissistic Personality Disorder Symptoms

Narcissistic personality disorder symptoms can rule someone’s life if left untreated. A narcissistic personality disorder falls under the 10 types of personality disorders defined by the Diagnostics and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5). Consequently, symptoms take control of relationships with family and friends. Do you suspect that you or your loved one …

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Do I Have a Dependent Personality Disorder?

Others frequently tell you that you’re clingy. You recognize that your fear of having others leave you is out of the ordinary. It causes you to wonder, “Do I have a dependent personality disorder?” Will you need residential treatment for dependent personality disorder? Here’s what you need to know. Do I Have a Dependent Personality …

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How to Communicate With Your Borderline Personality Disordered Loved One

Receiving the diagnosis of borderline personality disorder (BPD) can come as a relief – finally knowing what is wrong and that there may be some solutions. But even after diagnosis, many attendant conflicts remain. There are few medications that work for BPD, and certainly no “magic bullet.” The disorder is known to be so complicated …

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