Abnormal Psychology

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Narcissistic Personality Disorder Symptoms

Narcissistic Personality Disorder

What is narcissistic personality disorder? Some people call it “narcissist personality disorder” or “narcissist personality”. However, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) formally called it a narcissistic personality disorder. The essential feature of this disorder is the long pattern of grandiosity and demand for constant admiration while lacking empathy. But people with …

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Histrionic Personality Disorder Symptoms

Histrionic Personality Disorder Symptoms

What is histrionic personality disorder? A histrionic personality disorder is characterized by attention seeking behavior and emotionality. A person who has histrionic personality disorder tends to be the center of attention and would feel uncomfortable when unappreciated. People with this disorder tend to draw the attention of new acquaintances enthusiastically through flirtatiousness. But if they …

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How Do You Know You Have Borderline Personality Disorder

Borderline Personality Disorder

What is borderline personality disorder? Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a mental disorder that is characterized by instability in mood, and behavior. These characteristics often impair a person’s relationship and daily functioning. People with BPD experience anger episodes, intense anxiety, and depression that may last for hours to days. The instability is the main feature …

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Antisocial Personality Disorder: Symptoms, Causes And Treatments

Antisocial Personality Disorder

What is antisocial personality disorder? An antisocial personality disorder is a disorder that characterized by an impairment in the ability to form positive relationships with other people. People with antisocial personality disorder (APD) tend to break basic social norms and values. Violent offenses may involve assault, murder, and rape. People with antisocial personality disorder do …

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Schizotypal Personality Disorder: Symptoms, Causes, And Treatment

Schizotypal Personality Disorder

What is schizotypal personality disorder? Schizotypal personality disorder is a psychological problem that is characterized by difficulty in maintaining close relationship. Such difficulty in establishing close relationships is due to thoughts distortions. Because people with schizotypal personality disorder have eccentric way of thinking and daily behaviors. People with a schizotypal personality disorder often have an …

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Avoidant Personality Disorder: Symptoms, Causes, And Treatment

Avoidant Personality Disorder

What is avoidant personality disorder? Avoidant personality disorder is a type of psychological disorder that is characterized by extreme anxious about being criticized by other people. Thus, people with avoidant personality avoid social interaction. If interact with others, they are extremely nervous, and sensitive to negative comments. During a conversation, they put extra care into …

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