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    Borderline Personality Disorder Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is characterized by pervasive instability in moods, interpersonal relationships, and self-image and is described as one of the most complicated and serious problems that tends to confront. It is noted that Adolph Stern first proposed the term “Borderline Personality” to the United States in 1938. He best described a group of patients who did not fit into the psychotic or into a psychoneurotic group by introducing the term…

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    Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is often characterized by fear of abandonment, issues regulating emotions and thoughts, and impulsive behaviors. While it is a unstable and sometimes violent disorder to live with, there is a variety of treatments and therapies available to patients. BPD is part of a group of personality disorders commonly referred to as ‘cluster B’. This group is composed of dramatic, emotional and erratic disorders. Within cluster B are the most common of the DSM-IV…

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    Borderline Personality Disorder Traits and Sexuality: Bridging a Gap in the Literature. This article was written by Lynnaea Northey, Cara R. Dunkley, E. David Klonsky, and Boris B. Gorzalka. The Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality is the professional journal the article was published in, and it was published August 1, 2016. The main issue of the article, or the main topic of the article is about the lack of research done on how sexuality affects people who suffer Borderline Personality…

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    A Lack of Empathy: Antisocial Personality Disorder When you hear the word antisocial it brings to mind someone who is a shut in, who doesn’t get out much. However, when it comes to Antisocial Personality Disorder (ASPD) it’s not just about not socializing. Antisocial Personality Disorder refers to a disorder that disregards social norms, those with Antisocial personality disorder will disregard laws or anything else that gets in the way of their immediate goals. Individuals with ASPD tend to…

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    Narcissistic personality disorder is a rare, complex mental disorder. From Mayo clinic the symptoms include Believing your better than others, being obsessed with power, success and attractiveness. Failing to see other’s emotions, setting unrealistic goals and easily being hurt or rejected. The combination creates an easily angered aggressive, person who only cares about themselves. Saber is an Narcissistic, which he picked up from his mother. You can see his Narcissism in three main symptoms…

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    lifelong damage the smallest action could have on a child. Borderline personality disorder is a topic that has been researched for a number of years now and the more research they have done the more it has progressed from just finding out what exactly this disorder is, but starting to look into what could potentially be considered a cause. Much of the research has found links between child abuse and borderline personality disorder in early adulthood all the way into late adulthood. Various…

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    Conflicted Avoidant Personality Disorder Overview According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders handbook, avoidant personality disorder (AvPD) affects persons who display a pattern of social inhibition, often considering themselves to be socially inept, which is why they avoid social interaction for fear of being rejected, ridiculed or humiliated. They are also extremely sensitive to negative feedback and evaluation, and feels inadequate and inferior. Passive…

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    Narcissistic Personality Disorder Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) is a mental disorder that causes people to think that they are more superior and important than anyone else. People with NPD have a hard time interacting with other people. There is no evidence of an exact cause of NPD, but most researchers believe it develops during childhood and adolescence and reaches it’s peak in adulthood. The basic treatment for NPD is hospitalization and psychotherapy. Mayo Clinic defines…

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    Antisocial Personality Disorder The research question that I will be discussing is how does antisocial personality disorder affects people. Antisocial personality disorder is one type of personality disorder. The American Psychiatric Association defines antisocial personality disorder as “a pattern of disregarding or violating the rights of others. A person with antisocial personality disorder may not conform to social norms, may repeatedly lie or deceive others, or may act impulsively”…

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    affective instability, chronic feelings of emptiness, inappropriate or intense anger, and transient or dissociative symptoms when under stress (DSM-V). BPD, as well as many other personality disorders, share some feature of other mental disorder in the DSM-V. For example, the personality disorder obsessive-compulsive personality disorder shares some similarities to obsessive-compulsive…

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