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    Borderline Personality Disorder also referred to as BPD is a mental disorder where the control and regulation of impulsions, relationship stability and outlook on both life and oneself are negatively affected (Lieb, Zanarini, Schmahl, Linehan & Bohus, 2004). This becomes a challenge for individuals affected by it especially in terms of the social context in everyday life. But it has become apparent that the roots of this illness are sometimes brought on quite early in human development, even if…

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    Analysis ” Antisocial personality disorder is a psychosocial theory that is often referred to as psychopathy…Those that live with Antisocial Personality Disorder frequently lack empathy and tend to be heartless, sarcastic, and condescending towards the feelings, rights, and sufferings of others. They may have an exaggerated and egotistical self-appraisal and may be excessively narrow-minded, self-confident, or boastful. A personality disorder is an enduring pattern of inner experience and…

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    The Joker and Antisocial Personality Disorder After doing a comprehensive observation of the famous but yet infamous character “The Joker” and researching his thoughts, behaviors, and actions, I have deduced that he suffers from antisocial personality disorder, one of the dramatic-emotional personality disorders. Antisocial personality disorder is a common diagnosis, as it affects about 200,000 people in the US per year. (Mayo Clinic, 2016). Many of the people diagnosed are men since men are…

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    Multiple studies have referenced cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) as an effective intervention for the treatment of antisocial personality disorders (Huband, McMurran, Evans, & Duggan, 2007; National Collaborating Center for Mental Health, 2009). CBT is a well- established evidence-based treatment designed to teach individuals to identify cognitive distortions that can lead to irrational thoughts and beliefs. Once the individual has identified their cognitive distortions they can then target…

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    Antisocial personality Disorder (ASPD) is the most reliable personality disorder in terms of criteria. People with this disorder tend to antagonize, manipulate or treat others harshly or with callous indifference. They show no guilt or remorse for their behavior. (Mayo Clinic 2017). There are a very high rate of criminals diagnosed and undiagnosed in prisons. Substance abuse such as alcohol and drugs are used at a proportionally high rate among those with ASPD. Overall individuals with ASPD are…

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    When people think of or hear the word personality, what usually comes to mind is how that person dresses, the way they speak or even how they carry themselves on a daily basis. However, some people have personality disorders. One type of personality disorder is dependent personality(DPD). This is a mental condition where one feels the need to depend on others to fulfill their emotional and physical needs. Individuals with this disorder tend to let other people take responsibility for their own…

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    Everyone has their own unique and special personality and your personality can characterize you as an individual, but what if you had a chink in your chain so to speak and your personality was not all rainbows and cupcakes. Your personality was more dark and gray and seem like your individuality does not quite match up to how you are constantly feeling. You feel impulsive, chronically unstable with all of your emotions or you have a hard time dealing with your own self-image. Well, all of…

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    Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is a serious psychological disorder. It is characterized by many symptoms including impulsive and reckless behaviors, severe anger issues, and a pattern of unstable personal relationships (National Institute of Mental Health, 2014). Many people will be affected by borderline personality disorder at some point in their life, and those that develop BPD are at an increased chance to have other disorders including depression and eating disorders (National…

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    Narcissistic Personality Disorder is a disorder with a major sense of self-importance, a deep need for approval and a lack of understanding for others. But behind this self-importance is an easily broken self-esteem that is defenseless to the slightest disapproval. Narcissistic is defined as having an extreme interest in oneself and one's physical appearance. A narcissistic personality disorder causes problems in many areas of life, such as relationships, work, school or financial affairs.…

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    It didn’t occur to me until I arrived home and talked to some friends about my train ride home that the person I talked to on the train was suffering from narcissistic personality disorder. Robert walked with a certain air as if he served such a high degree of importance and had succeeded and accomplished very much. He was a young man who would like to focus the attention on himself constantly. As the train was leaving Chicago to Lincoln, I watched the train station in the distance, and noticed…

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