A lack of trust is something that was probably instilled in me unknowingly as a child due to my parents and my upbringing. My lack of trust makes me leery of most people I come across, but not to a point where it consumes me on a regular basis. The suspicion of others is present in my close personal relationships as well as with people I am meeting for the first time. This causes me to be stressed out a lot of times when it is probably unnecessary and I will actually lose sleep over it because my mind is going a hundred miles per hour. However, it does not affect just me. My family, friends, and strangers unfortunately are affected because of this suspicion. I have known my husband for eleven years. We have been together for ten of those. Sometimes when he tells me he is going to hang out with a friend, I wonder where he really is. He has never given me reason to think he would be with another woman or that he would intentionally lie about something like that. However, I will actually keep myself awake at night, not matter the hour, until he gets home and I am usually in bed by ten o’clock every night. When I consult with patients at work about costly treatment that is needed, when they tell me they will be back with a personal check or cash in the back of my head I’m saying “Yeah, right!” Sometimes when patients write me a check for a large dollar amount, I wait for the bank to notify us that it has not cleared. I will not schedule certain procedures unless I have payment up front because of these suspicious fears. I also check IDs multiple times even I have seen the person ten times. I do not know this person and I know nothing about them. If my lack of trust in people was more severe, it could be considered a disorder from a dimensional standpoint. I think it is normal to be less trusting of people you do not know, but to be distrusting of someone that has earned your trust is not so normal. If I took my lack of trust to the extreme, I would literally be so consumed by worrying about trusting people that I would not be able to function normally. My lack of trust would have me questioning myself eventually on top of everyone around me. If my distrust in my patients became evident to them because of the severity, I would lose my job and affect my company’s reputation. My disorder would be described as a severe lack of trust disorder rather than a suspicion disorder because I am not suspicious of anything except people’s words or actions. It would be described as someone who feels they cannot trust anyone due to being suspicious of their words or actions. The disorder does not apply to anyone specifically and the distrust can reach strangers as well as loved ones. People would be identified as having this disorder similarly to those with obsessive compulsive disorder. A person would have to recognize there is an issue present in order for treatment to be a possibility. It also shares some traits of OCD because of the obsession with thinking people are being…
Borderline personality disorder or BPD is an emotional disorder that causes emotional instability, leading to stress and other hazardous problems. With borderline personality disorder people imagine themselves as distorted, making them feel worthless and deeply flawed. Their anger, impulsive behavior and frequent mood swings may push others away, even though they desire a loving relationship. Many people with borderline personality disorder get better with treatment and can live happy…
After reading the article about borderline personality disorder, I learned a lot. At first I thought it was just being bipolar and/or dramatic about everything, but I learned it really isn’t something you can control. BPD is a disorder where you can go from being totally fine, too completely out of control and angry. You are “explosively reactive” and your emotions are not regulated like they should be and impulsive. If you have borderline personality disorder, it is hard to keep stable relationships…
difficult to work with.
Personality disorders, is the condition that I find most difficult to work with. I did not know how many types of personality disorder there where, and that a person may meet the criteria for several different disorders, while a wide range of people may fit different criteria for the same disorder, despite having different personalities. Most people think of people in simple terms such as good and bad, friends and enemies, loving and hateful. Personality disorders are not so simple…
As part of the Advanced Psychopathology class requirement I was asked to write a paper on personality disorders. Due to the length of the disorder and the latest changes on the DSM IV we will focus on the disorders that make the cut, changes in the DSM and the treatment to the disorders.
Personality Disorder is an enduring pattern of inner experience and…
The Facts On Dissociative Identity Disorder
Dissociative Identity Disorder, otherwise known as Multiple Personality Disorder, is caused by extreme trauma in early childhood that results in a “Disturbance in normal integrative functions of memory identity, and consciousness.” ("Dissociative Identity Disorder." Dissociative Identity Disorder.) The disturbance and abuse is so great that it causes the…
By Courtney Wickline
Personality disorder refers to a class of personality types and enduring behaviors associated with significant distress or disability, which appear to deviate from social expectations particularly in relating to other humans. Personality in psychology is the set of enduring behavioral and mental traits that distinguish human beings. Therefore, personality disorders are experiences and behaviors…
This paper will discuss the causes and psychological impact of borderline personality disorder. It will also talk about how to treat those impacted by borderline personality disorder. Borderline personality disorder facts like: The causes of borderline personality disorder? How is borderline personality disorder diagnosed? And what is the treatment for borderline personality disorder? And other findings as I research on the disease.
I selected Borderline personality Disorder as my…
Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)
Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is a very serious disorder that causes unstable-mood, behavior and relationships. 1.6 percent of adults are diagnosed with BPD in any given year. Scientist believes that BPD is a misleading diagnosis but there is no better term for the illness. Borderline Personality Disorder is a disorder causing patient’s to have trouble regulating emotions, thoughts, impulse control and reckless behavior. Scientists also believe patients…
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Are there separate personalities, or is it different aspects of one personality for a person with a multiple personality disorder?
Dissociative identity disorder, formerly called multiple personality disorder, is one of a group of conditions called dissociative disorders. Dissociative disorders are mental illnesses that involve disruptions or breakdowns of memory, awareness, identity and perception. When one or more of these functions is…