Essays Tagged: "personality disorders"

Paranoid Personality Disorders

Paranoid Personality Disorder is a disorder commonly mistaken for schizophrenic personality disorders. Schizo ... a person is has an image of a world and its transpiring events, and he/she is 'living' it. Paranoid Personality Disorder, however, is a neurosis where an individual is living in the real world. This d ... ebilitating as other disorders, can still devastate a someone's life.Individuals with this Paranoid Personality Disorder always assume that other people are 'out to get them' even if there is no evide ...

(4 pages) 109 0 4.3 Nov/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Mental Health

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

Social Anxiety.

Social AnxietyOne of the personality disorders that people suffer from the most is social anxiety. This type of anxiety relat ...

(2 pages) 179 3 4.3 Nov/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Borderline Personality Disorder

Borderline Personality Disorder is a disorder that I find that is very interesting. I find myself asking many q ... tions about Personality Disorders and wondering what it all involves. When we started to talk about Personality Disorders in class I was a bit confused on the material due to the massive amount of inf ... e book I have become a lot more familiar with these types of disorders.Throughout the discussion of Personality Disorders I became very interested in the Borderline Personality Disorder. This type of ...

(3 pages) 96 0 5.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: Science Essays

Classification of Personality Disorders in the DSM-IV

The classification of personality disorders is controversial. An example would be that the DSM-IV has disorders listed tha ... m had not dimmed." Now, I am not a law or Psychology expert, but I think that this would fit into a personality disorder on many levels as well as a mental disorder here in North America.Another probl ... mental disorder here in North America.Another problem is that while Psychologists can agree that a personality disorder is present, but they may disagree on the specific type or criteria. For example ...

(1 pages) 113 0 3.0 May/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Common Disorders

It has been argued that youth unemployment explains the increasing suicide rate involving young people. How useful is this explanation?

on, and a multitude of social issues. However, mental disorders such as, schizophrenia, bipolar and personality disorders have also been strongly linked with both attempted and successful suicides. Th ... Mortimer, J. T., 1994, p 15).Young people are in the process of forming their individual identity, personality, ideals, attitudes and beliefs. To a young person, employment helps them in the formatio ...

(9 pages) 66 0 3.4 Sep/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Current Issues

Personality disorders

Personality disordersWhere personality goes awryA multifaceted research approach is providing more c ... ere personality goes awryA multifaceted research approach is providing more clues to the origins of personality disorders.BY CHARLOTTE HUFFMonitor staffPrint version: page 42Over the years, few large- ... int version: page 42Over the years, few large-scale prospective studies have targeted the causes of personality disorders (PDs). But recently, a new body of research has begun to explore the potential ...

(6 pages) 135 0 3.0 Nov/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Mental Health

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

Dependent Personality Disorder: According to the Biopsychosocial Theory

Dependent personality disorder (DPD) is a condition involving an over-reliance on others to meet emotional and ... tional and/or physical needs. This disorder is the most frequently diagnosed disorder among anxious personality disorders. Because it is believed that mind and body are mutually dependent, there are m ... otential for a larger genetic piece that is responsible for certain traits.Theoretically, dependent personality disorder should reflect particularly the facets of altruism, compliance, and modesty. MZ ...

(6 pages) 73 0 5.0 Mar/2007

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Leper Lepellier

ellier In a time of war, people can experience a variety of posttraumatic stress disorders. Personality disorders and personality changes are among the most common. These personality changes p ... s boot camp. In John Knowles', A Separate Peace, the, minor character Leper, experiences a dramatic personality change, due to his traumatic experiences during World War II. A Separate Peace is ...

(5 pages) 2820 0 0.0 May/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The Story Of Girl, Interrupted

s University of Houston-Victoria Department of Guidance and Counseling Interrupted 2 Schizophrenia, personality disorders, self-injure, and eating disorders are just a few mental illnesses that affect ... symptoms such as delusions and thought disorder may be present in the chronic disorder.The site on personality disorders (http:/www.stanford.edu/~corelli/borderline.html) has a description of diagnos ...

(5 pages) 29 0 0.0 Sep/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Schizophrenia

Physical Anomalies, Dermatoglyphic Asymmetries, and Cortisol Levels in Adolescents with Schizotypal Personality Disorder leaves some methodological doubt that carries over into results concerning the ... l doubt that carries over into results concerning the relationship between cortisol and schizotypal personality disorder.This study was conducted over only one day and with some intelligent foresight ...

(2 pages) 458 0 0.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

Neuroscience

Physical Anomalies, Dermatoglyphic Asymmetries, and Cortisol Levels in Adolescents with Schizotypal Personality Disorder leaves some methodological doubt that carries over into results concerning the ... l doubt that carries over into results concerning the relationship between cortisol and schizotypal personality disorder.This study was conducted over only one day and with some intelligent foresig ...

(2 pages) 8 0 0.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

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

Child Abuse and Neglect

ave to factor in mental illness as another common factor. Research has found that many abusers have personality disorders or other forms of mental illness. These are not the only factors, stress, pare ...

(10 pages) 135 0 0.0 Jan/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays

Borderline Personality Disorder

am going to attempt to identify treatment options for patients with dual diagnosis with Borderline Personality Disorder and Substance Abuse issues. According to Encarta Encyclopedia, ? In the United ... , caffeine, nicotine, cocaine, amphetamines, hallucinogens and sedatives. ? (Encarta Encyclopedia). Personality disorders represent usually extremes of patterns of behaviors that are deviant from what ...

(18 pages) 205 0 4.3 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Law And Psychology

e talking about psychology in relation to law, we would probably be most interested in the study of personality disorders since it discusses the causes of the abnormal behavior that may bring suspects ... auses of the abnormal behavior that may bring suspects to court. When we read a book on psychology (personality disorders), the most conspicuous aspect is its determinism. All the symptoms displayed a ...

(2 pages) 17 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Bipolar Disorder: Causes, Contexts, and Treatments

macotherapy and psychological treatment. Clinicians often have to treat comorbid conditions such as personality disorders, panic disorder, generalized anxiety and substance abuse. The purpose of the a ...

(5 pages) 69 0 0.0 Apr/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology