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Borderline personality disorder symptoms and perspectives (Updated)

Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a mental disorder characterized by impaired functioning, serious personality changes, and emotional lability People with this condition typically struggle to maintain stable  relationships and self-image. BPD is associated with numerous other psychiatric conditions, including depression, substance use disorder, and anxiety disorders.  Environmental and social factors…

Definitive DSM-5 diagnosis list

Mental disorders (aka mental illnesses) are health conditions that involve changes in thinking, emotion, or behavior—or some combination of the three. Mental disorders are connected with distress and/or impairment in functioning, whether that be socially, occupationally, or in some other dimension of life.  According to the National Institute of Mental…

What is avoidant personality disorder? Symptoms, causes, and treatment (Updated)

Those with avoidant personality disorder (APD) feel highly uncomfortable in social settings, for fear of being judged or disliked. These individuals also have difficulty communicating with others, are preoccupied with being or feeling criticized, and view themselves as lesser than. While it is still unclear what exactly causes APD, the…

Is being controlling a personality disorder?

While having a controlling personality is not a personality disorder in itself, many personality disorders are characterized by controlling tendencies. Those with borderline personality disorder tend to exhibit control over their environment by creating and exacerbating disruptive circumstances; thereby influencing others to behave in a certain manner to decrease the…

Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI): Overview and facts

What Is the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI)? The Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI) is a psychological test that evaluates and determines personality characteristics. It measures people’s mental health and provides evidence of mental disorders. Who Should Take the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI)? The MMPI test is mainly geared…

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