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Clearing the Fog Around Personality Disorders

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A new proposal to clarify diagnoses of recognized personality disorders and better integrate them into clinical practice, to extend and improve treatment, is meeting resistance.
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U.S. military illegally discharging veterans with personality disorder, report says - The Denver Post

U.S. military illegally discharging veterans with personality disorder, report says - The Denver Post | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
NEW HAVEN, Conn. — The Department of Defense has illegally discharged hundreds of veterans in the past decade by not following their own protocols when making a diagnosis of...
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Out of the FOG - Setting and Maintaining Boundaries

Out of the FOG - Setting and Maintaining Boundaries | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
Introduction to Setting and Maintaining Boundaries when learning to cope with a loved-one or family member who suffers from a Personality Disorder...
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Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder (OCPD)

Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder (OCPD) | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
Learn about obsessive compulsive personality disorder, when everything needs to be just right. OCPD is not the same as OCD, and people with OCPD may struggle with relationships and perfectionism.
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DSM-V Reformulates Cluster B Personality Disorders: Narcissistic Personality Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, Histrionic Personality Disorder and Antisocial Personality Disorder | Shrink4Men

DSM-V Reformulates Cluster B Personality Disorders: Narcissistic Personality Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, Histrionic Personality Disorder and Antisocial Personality Disorder | Shrink4Men | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
A critique and rationale for the reformulation of the Cluster B personality disorders in the yet to be published revision of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.
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Disability Focus: OCD and OCPD

OCD is an anxiety disorder characterized by either Obsessions (intrusive, repetitive thoughts that won't leave the mind and that cause great anxiety) or Compulsions (repetitive behaviors that are designed to reduce anxiety brought on by obsessions).

 

OCPD, on the other hand, is a personality style characterized by a preoccupation with "orderliness, perfectionism and mental and interpersonal control at the expense of flexibility, openness and efficiency.

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Drug treatment for personality disorders

There is some evidence that antidepressants, particularly the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors and the monoamine oxidase inhibitors, have some benefits in the management of borderline personality disorder, and lesser evidence (partly because of limited trial data) for the benefits of antipsychotic drugs and mood stabilisers. There is not sufficient distinction between the different personality disorders to recommend that any one disorder should be treated by any one drug, and successful treatment is dependent on careful management, sensitive to the patient’s expectations.

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OCD ONLINE - The RIGHT Stuff - Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder: A defect of Philosophy, not Anxiety

Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder (OCPD) is a pervasive characterological disturbance involving one's generalized style and beliefs in the way one relates to themselves and the world. Persons with OCPD are typically deeply entrenched in their dysfunctional beliefs and genuinely see their way of functioning as the "correct" way. Their overall style of relating to the world around them is processed through their own strict standards. While generally their daily experience is such that "all is not well," they tend to be deeply committed to their own beliefs and patterns. The depth of ones belief that "my way is the correct way" makes them resistant to accepting the premise that it is in their best interest to let go of "truth owning."...

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The Perfectionist Personality Disorder -

The Perfectionist Personality Disorder - | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
Perfectionists have a hard time making decisions. They have a hard time delegating responsibilities to others, because no one can do the job as perfectly as they can.
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Psych Central - Personality Disorders and Personality Traits

Personality disorders form a class of mental disorders that are characterized by long-lasting rigid patterns of thought and behavior. Because of the inflexibility and pervasiveness of these patterns, they can cause serious problems and impairment of functioning for the persons who are afflicted with these disorders
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