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60 Free Essays on Antisocial Personality Disorder

  1. Antisocial Personality Disorder

    They are your neighbors. They are your friends. Maybe they are even your family. You talk with them often, and have even had them over for dinner on occasion. Perhaps your children play in the same playground or spend time in the same social group. Although you have noticed some quirks and idio

  2. Borderline Personality Disorder

    Why Are Women Diagnosed With Borderline Personality Disorder More Than Men? Borderline Personality Disorder is diagnosed predominantly in females. There is approximately a 3:1 female to male gender ratio for this disorder. Theories of why Borderline Personality Disorder occurs more often in w

  3. Multiple Personality Disorder (Mpd)

    <b>Introduction:</b> <br>Multiple personalities is a dissociative condition in which an individual's personality is apparently split into two or more distinct sub-personalities, each of which may become dominant at different times. People with multiple personality disorder suffer from internal chaos

  4. Multiple Personality Disorder

    Multiple Personality Disorder More than two million cases can be found altogether in psychological and psychiatric records of multiple personality disorder also called dissociative identity disorder. It is often thought that multiple personality disorder is a trick, a bizarre form of "play-act

  5. What Is Borderline Personality Disorder

    Borderline personality disorder "is defined in the DSM IV, a manual used by psychiatrists to diagnose all mental disorders, as an AXIS II disorder which has symptoms of impulsively and emotional dysregulation" (Livesley 146). A person with BPD have feelings of abandonment and emptiness, and have "f

  6. Histrionic Personality Disorder

    Histrionic Personality Disorder, according to the textbook Psychology, Seventh Edition, by David Myers, 2004, is a person who is very dramatic, impulsive, and displays shallow emotions to get attention from others and goes to great lengths to gain other’s admiration and assurance. Individuals wit

  7. Homosexuality Study

    Derrick Anderson General Psychology 1003 Co-Twin Studies and Homosexuality 1) The underlining question of this report was to determine if homosexuality is as healthy as heterosexuality. The author Whitehead strongly dissociated “gays” in the manor of social and mental normality. Majorit

  8. Paranoid Personality Disorder

    Paranoid Personality Disorders Paranoid Personality Disorder is a disorder commonly mistaken for schizophrenic personality disorders. Schizophrenia, a psychosis, is when a person is has an image of a world and its transpiring events, and he/she is"living" it. Paranoid Personality Disorder, however,

  9. The Self-Esteem Depends on the Approval of Others

    Histrionic Personality Disorder People with these disorders have intense, unstable emotions and distorted self-images. For people with histrionic personality disorder, their self-esteem depends on the approval of others and does not occur from a true feeling of self-worth. They have an overwhelming

  10. Prince of Paranoia: a Study of Hamlet's Personality Disorder

    When we first meet Hamlet, he is a sad, dark, loathsome figure; the loss of his father and the whoring of his mother have upset him indefinitely. Like a ticking time bomb, Hamlet's noticeable temper reflects the storm of emotions and thoughts brewing in his head, and then like a catalyst, his meetin

  11. Multiple Personality Disorder

    The day I learned my Grandma had Multiple Personality Disorder was a tough day. But the day my Grandma finally talked to me about it was a better day. Leading up to this day was long and tough. First, I had to figure out what it was, and that took much time. I also had to figure out how terrific

  12. Multiple Personality Disorder

    Multiple Personality Disorder (MPD) or Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) was first recognized in the 1700's but was not understood so therefore it was forgotten. Many cases show up in medical records through the years, but in 1905, Dr. Morton Prince wrote a book about MULTIPLE PERSONALITY DISORDE

  13. The Use of Psych Drugs on the Treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder

    Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a serious mental illness characterized by pervasive instability in moods, interpersonal relationships, self-image, and behavior (CITE). The disorder affects 2 percent of adults, mainly young women. Persons with BPD have difficulty maintaining relationships,

  14. Anti Social Disorder

    Anti-Social Personality Disorder In a world full of fears, perhaps the worst one a human being should have is that to be afraid of his fellow man. The human that should be most feared is the one that has Anti-Social Personality Disorder or in laymen's terms the psychopath. The psychopa

  15. Living Multi Personality Disorder

    Works Cited 1. M. Keenan, "The Devil and Dr. Braun," New City article, 1995-JUN-22: Mentioned in FMS Foundation Newsletter, at: http://www.fmsfonline.org/fmsf99.n24.html 2. The International Society for the Study of Dissociation has a web site at: http://www.issd.org/ Its official publicatio

  16. Internal and External Variables That Affect Personalities

    A plethora of variables both internal and external combine to create individual personalities. Heritability cannot be solely discussed without taking into account environmental influences, and therefore both must be added to the psychological mixing pot when discussing what constructs our personalit

  17. Borderline Personality Disorder

    Borderline Personality Disorder For the second film analysis, I watched "Girl Interrupted." The movie is about a teenage girl name Susanna Kaysen who has been diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder. People with Borderline Personality Disorder "are often emotionally unstable, impulsive, un

  18. Avoidant Personality Disorder

    Avoidant Personality Disorder From the moment a person is born, his or her personality begins to take shape. In infancy, childhood, and later adolescence, the individual explores a multitude of behaviors. Of all the behaviors, or personalities, the person experiences, one of them will stick wi

  19. Multiple Personality Disorder

    Multiple Personality Disorder When you were growing up, did you have an imaginary friend? Did Mom and Dad have to set a place for Timmy at the table and serve him invisible food, or did all your aunts and uncles have to pet your imaginary puppy when the came over to the house? That's just pretend,

  20. Psychopathology

    Running head: Psychopathology Psychopathology D.B. Jessica Horton Moorpark College Department of Nursing NS3 Part 2 Dalila Sankaran, R.N., M.S.N. November 5, 2008 Client’s Multi-Axial Evaluation (per client’s medical chart) Axis 1: Major Depressive Disorder, Recurrent, Severe Wit

  21. Borderline Personality Disorder

    A client with borderline personality disorder usually consists of a host of negative characteristics. BPD is defined as "a pervasive pattern of instability of interpersonal relationships, self image, and affects, and marked impulsivity that begins by early adulthood and is present in a variety of c

  22. Borderline Personality Disorder: Affective Instability

    Running head: Borderline Personality Borderline Personality Disorder: Affective Instability Keith Milstead Walden University PSYC-8721-002 Advanced Psychopathology Abstract This paper will look at the symptomology, etiology, risk of development, cultural prevalence and co-mor

  23. Girl, Interrupted

    Girl, Interrupted For this assignment, I have chosen to break down Angelina Jolie’s character in the movie; Girl, Interrupted. At first, the movie is set up for the viewer to think that Winona Ryder’s character, Suzanna Kaysen, is the patient with the most intriguing problems. The issues wit

  24. Fatal Attraction: Borderline Personality Disorder

    Fatal Attraction A person with a borderline personality disorder often experiences a recurring pattern of disorganization and instability in self-image, mood, behavior and personal relationships. A person with this disorder can often appear warm, friendly and competent. However, som

  25. Dependent Personality Disorder

    A Psychological Aspect of Susan Smith: Dependent Personality Disorder On October 25, 1994, Susan Smith drowned her two sons, Michael and Alex, in the John D. Long Lake in Union County, South Carolina. For nine days she lied about knowing where the boys were. On November 3, she confessed to the kil

  26. Dsm

    Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders Multi-axial system The DSM-IV organizes each psychiatric diagnosis into five levels (axes) relating to different aspects of disorder or disability: Axis I: clinical disorders, including major mental disorders, as well as developmental and

  27. Borderline Personality Disorder

    There are many online sources for BPD. For many of the chat rooms you have to be accepted into the group. I have narrowed it down to a web site that offers live chat, message boards, general information on the disorder, and much more. The name of the support group is: BPD Sanctuary The we

  28. Echo Personality Disorder

    Echo Personality Disorder is a specific and highly differentiated form of dependency, marked by behaviours of compliance and a need to 'mirror' significant others -parents, spouse, friends, employer. It has been found that those with EPD are highly attracted to relationships with individuals who sho

  29. Environmental Causes of Schizotypal Personality Disorder

    The Environmental Causes of Schizotypal Personality Disorder Schizotypal personality disorder (SPD), is considered by many as part of the schizophrenic spectrum. It is characterized by discomfort with other people, peculiar patterns of thinking and behavior, and eccentricity. These may take the

  30. Criminal Psychology

    Criminal Psychology Stanton Samenow quoted, “How a person behaves is determined largely by how he thinks and criminals think differently. Criminal psychology can be best described as a branch of psychology which investigates to the psychology of crimes with particular references to the personali