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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. [ 1 ] [ 2 ] [ 3 ]
Axis V - Global Assessment of Functioning Scale Axis V is part of the DSM "multiaxial" system for assessment.
DSM Axis II - Personality Disorders and Intellectual disabilities Axis II is part of the DSM "multiaxial" system for assessment. The five axis model is designed to provide a comprehensive diagnosis that includes a complete picture of not just acute symptoms but of the entire scope of factors that account for a patient's mental health.
Allan Schwartz, LCSW, Ph.D. Updated: Dec 10th 2010
This unified model of addiction, codependency, and childhood abandonment issues I call The "Iceberg" has evolved over the past 20 years. I use it to explain & explore abstract concepts such as... Abandonment, shame, & contempt The development of the "False-Self" The recovery of the "True-Self" It helps if you take it as a general model...as you read stay focused on your own childhood, looking for the similarities and ignore the differences.
Dependent personality disorder (DPD), formerly known as asthenic personality disorder , is a personality disorder that is characterized by a pervasive psychological dependence on other people. This personality disorder is a long-term (chronic) condition in which people depend on others to meet their emotional and physical needs, with only a minority achieving normal levels of independence.
I started to write a description of the methods which I use or have been influenced by, and from there it grew, and grew, to be an overview of a good many of the commonly known types of therapy.
From soap opera to science: towards gaining access to the psychopaths who live amongst us
A dysfunctional family is a family in which conflict, misbehavior, and often child neglect or abuse on the part of individual parents occur continually and regularly, leading other members to accommodate such actions.
Psychological manipulation is a type of social influence that aims to change the perception or behavior of others through underhanded, deceptive , or even abusive tactics. [ 1 ] By advancing the interests of the manipulator, often at the other's expense, such methods could be considered exploitative , abusive, devious, and deceptive. Social influence is not necessarily negative. For example, doctors can try to persuade patients to change unhealthy habits.
Their customs and rituals are as captivating as any tribe’s, and at least as mystifying. Every mental anthropologist who has visited their world seems to walk away with a different story, a new model to explain those strange behaviors. This weekend the Board of Trustees of the American Psychiatric Association will vote on whether to adopt a new diagnostic system for some of the most serious, and striking, syndromes in medicine: .
Young Schema Questionnaire: Long & Short Forms
What does theory of mind have to do with NPD? From interview at http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/518449