Abnormal Psychology

Learn about abnormal behaviors.

High-Functioning Anxiety: What It Feels Like?

High-Functioning Anxiety

What is “high-functioning anxiety”? High-functioning anxiety is a mental or affective state wherein a person feels anxious. This is mostly happening among perfectionists and high achievers. They try to remain in control of their circumstances. But when achievement, perfectionism, and busyness are beyond control, nervousness will set in. As a result, they may engage in …

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Psychopaths: Are Those People Born To Kill?

Psychopaths

Are psychopaths born to kill? Psychopathy is one of the psychological disorders that are hard to determine. This is because psychopaths behave normally. They are charming and engaging. However, behind their charm are many dangerous traits. Psychopaths have a lack of conscience and empathy. They are manipulative, emotionally callous and unable to respond to normal …

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Antisocial Personality Disorder And It’s Danger If Not Treated

Antisocial Personality Disorder

Antisocial personality disorder is dangerous if not treated. Antisocial personality disorder¬†(APD) is a disorder that characterized by an impairment in the ability to form positive relationships with other people. People with antisocial personality tend to break basic social norms and values. Violent offenses may involve assault, murder, and rape. People with antisocial personality do violent …

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Types of Personality Disorder: The Complete List

Personality Disorder

What are the different types of personality disorder? A personality disorder is characterized by an enduring pattern of behaviors that deviate from the social norms. However, such enduring behavioral pattern impairs individual’s functioning. People with personality disorder are sometimes perceived as weird. They may find difficulty in relating to others and social situations. They have …

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Personality Change Due to Another Medical Condition

personality change due to another medical condition

What is personality change due to another medical condition? Personality change due to another medical condition is not really a form of mental disorder that is developed across the life span. Rather, it is an output or effect of another medical condition. According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), (published by …

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Dependent Personality Disorder Symptoms

Dependent Personality Disorder

What is dependent personality disorder? Dependent personality disorder (DPD) is a disorder that is characterized by a pervasive and excessive desire to be taken care. People with dependent personality disorder are submissive and afraid of separation. They feel like they can’t live or survive without other people’s help. People with dependent personality disorder find difficulty …

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