Essays Tagged: "Personality disorder"

The Oedipus Complex

sex and hostile or jealous feelings toward the parent of the same sex that may be a source of adult personality disorder when unresolved. It is a pattern of profound emotional ambivalence, a troubleso ...

(8 pages) 217 1 4.6 Feb/1997

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Sex & Sexuality

Flash memory

may be diagnosed when the memory is so severely disoriented that it changes the individual's entire personality and lifestyle, therefore, disrupting all sorts of other behaviors. The means of personal ...

(7 pages) 205 1 1.4 Jan/1996

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

BBP Depicted In Girl Inturrupted: This is a paper that compares the movie Girl Inturrupted to the actual symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder.

There are many movies that depict mental disorders such as schizophrenia, anxiety disorders, personality disorders, and many more. Girl Interrupted portrays several women with different disorde ... an ordinary girl, trying to make sense of her life, and was only there for a short rest. Borderline Personality Disorder was her diagnosis. Susanna recovered from her condition after staying there for ...

(6 pages) 151 1 4.1 Mar/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

My Oedipus Complex Research Paper

s toward the parent of the opposite sex and that when unresolved are conceived as a source of adult personality disorder." The title of this story is said to have received its name based on two thing ...

(4 pages) 101 0 3.7 Jun/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Avoidant Personality Disorder

From the moment a person is born, his or her personalitybegins to take shape. In infancy, childhood, and lateradolescence, the individual explore ... on experiences,one of them will stick with them until the day they die.Unfortunately, each specific personality also contain apersonality disorder. Personality disorders can result inanxiety attacks, ... rs can result inanxiety attacks, depression, and to a certain level, suicide.One of the most unique personality disorders is the AvoidantPersonality Disorder.The DSM-IV (American Psychiatric Associati ...

(4 pages) 61 1 5.0 Apr/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays

Description of personality disorders

The most common feature of personality disorders is their inflexibility and resistance to treatment. Patients who suffer from p ... the disorder's existence. The patients cannot correlate their relationship difficulties with their personality disorders, and those who care for patients with a personality disorder have difficulty u ... rigid behaviors and maladaptive cognitive processes that characterize the disorder. The symptoms of personality disorders initially manifest themselves in childhood or adolescence, but the rapid fluct ...

(2 pages) 120 3 5.0 Apr/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Common Disorders

Abnormal psych

ders. Depression and schizophrenia are both axes I diagnosis. Axes II covers mental retardation and personality disorders. Mental retardation is usually apparent in early childhood. Individuals with p ...

(2 pages) 56 0 2.3 Sep/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

What Role Does Culture Play in the Definition of Mental Illness?

and mental disorder is inherent in the psychological characteristics of human beings because, like personality, disorder is a response to life events and particular social circumstances. Social exper ... erias (Ingham, 1996: 122). Hysteria itself illustrates the susceptibility to fragmentation in human personality, where the unconscious wishes and fears may take control of the body from the conscious ...

(9 pages) 176 0 3.0 Nov/2006

Subjects: Science Essays > Mental Health

Personality Disorders

Every person has a personality, that is a way of thinking, feeling, behaving, and relating to others. Most people exper ... ng to others. Most people experience at least some difficulties and problems that result from their personality. The specific point at which those problems justify the diagnosis of a personality disor ... those problems justify the diagnosis of a personality disorder is controversial. The definition of Personality Disorders is disorders in which one's personality results in personal distress or signif ...

(3 pages) 81 0 5.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Avoidant personality disorder

AbstractAvoidant personality disorder is characterized by an avoidance of social interaction and sensitivity to negat ... earful and socially withdrawn. Parental criticism and rejection are also believed to cause Avoidant personality disorder also have feelings of being personally unappealing, socially inept and inadequa ... the various treatments which are best for treating this disorder. Research has proven that avoidant personality disorder patients are excellent for treatment. Various psychotherapeutic approaches have ...

(10 pages) 110 0 4.7 Dec/2007

Subjects: Science Essays > Mental Health

Mengele A psychological Analys

research on twins. Mengele is described as a very methodical practitioner of all of his duties. His personality is characterized as "dual." An inmate doctor characterized him as "the double man" who h ... nt to their deaths for having blemishes or scars. In short, Mengle was a schizophrenic, with a dual personality disorder.In an excerpt from "The Ignored Lesson of Ann Frank," Bettelheim describes of M ...

(2 pages) 2 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry


How can we understand the Narcissistic Phenomenon? The so-called “narcissistic personality disorder” is a complex and often misunderstood disorder. The cardinal feature of the ... ty is just a facade used to cover the deep feelings of inadequacy.The makeup of the narcissistic personality is very unique in itself. The narcissist’s grandiose behavior is designed to copy his ... chool, the crisis of the rapprochement sub phase is critical to the development of the narcissistic personality. The individual who is unable to successfully master the challenges of this stage will ...

(5 pages) 24 0 4.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Mental Health

Self Injury

ation was once thought to be demonstrated by those people with schizophrenia, autism, or an extreme personality disorder, but in the early nineteen nineties it has gained increased attention in female ... ive compulsive disorder, Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome, or a disassociation disorder like Multiply Personality Disorder (Kalb 2). Many factors contribute to the onset of this behavior such as: enduri ...

(12 pages) 49 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Chemical Dependency

e need the war on drug addiction. To further complicate this problem we also have people who have a personality disorder along with a drug addiction. When the two interact it can exaggerate the mental ...

(5 pages) 64 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues > Drugs & Alchohol

Historic Daisy and Multiple Personality Disorder

to struggle with her feelings and emotions through out the book, one can argue that she may have a personality disorder.When we first meet Daisy Buchanan she seems to be energetic and full of life se ... ention-seeking behavior and emotionality are the key characteristics of Individuals with Histrionic Personality Disorder. During the middle of a conversation daisy focuses the attention back on her su ...

(5 pages) 10 0 3.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > "The Great Gatsby" by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Nymphomania, hypersexuality, erotomania, perversion, sexual obsession, sexual addiction

of theories on why sexual addiction occurs. For example, psychological and emotional difficulties, personality disorder, as a form of coping mechanism, a result of childhood trauma. In some forms of ...

(1 pages) 8 0 0.0 Jul/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Sex & Sexuality

A Differential Diagnosis of a Histrionic Personality Disorder.

IntroductionWhat is a personality disorder?A personality disorder is defined by the ICD-10 (as cited in Long, 2005) as bei ... l constitution and behavioural tendencies of the individual, usually involving several areas of the personality, and nearly always associated with considerable personal and social disruptions. In othe ... is now suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder or major depression).A person suffering from a personality disorder may not realise or make the connection that their negative behaviour is affecti ...

(10 pages) 64 0 3.0 Sep/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Contemporary Problems AXIA

need the war on drug addiction. Further complication to this problem we also have people who have a personality disorder along with a drug addiction. When the two interact, it can exaggerate the menta ...

(5 pages) 39 0 0.0 Oct/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues

Alternative Treatment for Borderline Personality Disorder

is the outcome of a study in which 106 participants who met the diagnostic criteria for Borderline Personality Disorder, or BPD, were randomized into two groups. The first group, or the control group ... liefs and state anxiety, yet no improvement was gained in overall depression.IntroductionBorderline Personality Disorder, or BPD, is a serious mental illness, which affects up to 2% of Americans over ...

(9 pages) 52 0 0.0 Dec/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Common Disorders

Existential Therapy

t the existential therapy it could be recognized that the Ruth has some problem which belong to her personality and her earlier life, in which environment she has grown up, as she describe herself she ... gs, largely in the hope of winning the approval of her parents. It could be said that Ruth has some personality disorder and need to be council through the experienced psychiatrics.As far as existenti ...

(3 pages) 36 0 0.0 Jan/2011

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Management > Management Planning & Decision Making