the Personality Disorders thread

  • HorrorHound

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    Aug 07, 2010 4:22 PM GMT
    Well guys, I'm at it again to discuss more stuff on the psychological front. What can I say - this shit fascinates me to no end!!

    Admittedly & unashamedly, I recently have been diagnosed w/ two. & w/ that said, reading about it & researching has added some insight about my behavior & perhaps how to control it.

    Anyone here who can say/claim they have ever been diagnosed in their life w/ one or possibly know others who have? been affected by it?

    Just curious guys. If judgements from ya'll are in order - bring it on! But, again - I'm unashamed for mine, so judgements will fall on deaf ear & blind eyes icon_cool.gif Just means I got some balls to come out & say/admit it! 'Nuff said.

    Here are few random examples of different "personality disorders":

    Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

    BorderLine Personality Disorder

    Narcocisstic Personality Disorder

    Social Phobia Disorder

    Paranoid Personality Disorder

    Passive-Aggressive Personality Disorder

    Schizophrenic Disorder

    ......& the list goes on & on!

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    Aug 07, 2010 4:37 PM GMT
    Diagnosed in grade school with Attention Deficit Disorder.
    Early 20's diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (they didn't know about the Hyperactivity part when I was in grade school).

    Self-diagnosed (hypothesis) with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Seasonal Affective Disorder, Delayed Sleep Phase Disorder (may be latent effect of ADHD), and Anxiety. I will eventually go back to a shrink to verify those.
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    Aug 07, 2010 4:37 PM GMT

    I know someone who suffers frm Schizophrenia and depression. I can't say much besides congrats on your bravery for confronting these new obsticles in your life. Best of luck to you.
  • Acorns

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    Aug 07, 2010 8:17 PM GMT
    Social Anxiety.

    Whee! The hardest part is when I get all nervous and freaked out at the checking line in a grocery store. (Except when I'm with friends or something)

    I absolutely love the self checkout!
  • tennsjock

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    Aug 07, 2010 8:19 PM GMT
    My first grade teacher thought I wasn't developing socially and suggested my parents get me tested. 25 yrs later, my boyfriend thinks I have Aspberger's. I looked up the symptoms on wikipedia, and they don't exactly describe me, but alexithymia seems a better match.
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    Aug 07, 2010 8:23 PM GMT
    When you say "schizophrenic disorder" you may mean "schizoid personality disorder"?

    Schiziophrenia is a certified illness.

    Many of the personality disorders you list are not, and are surrounded by controversy.

    A famous book discusses the way they were "created" and there wasn't exactly a scientific process going on.

    Take "social anxiety" disorder or "social phobia": it basically takes what was once regarded as a normal, indeed healthy personality trait (shyness/introversion) and turned it into a dysfunction.

    Indeed, the birth of the SSRIs gave way to the "birth" of several personality disorders and it was the beginning of an age where illneses were marketed to boost sales of medicines. For example, Citalopram was marketed as a "cure" for addiction to shopping!?!

    I'm to tired to turn this into a real debate but may well do some Googling and back up my claims.

    That's not to detract from your diagnosis, which I don't question ... good luck to you ... just find it a fascinating topic too.
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    Aug 07, 2010 11:25 PM GMT
    i've had (and continue to have) panic attacks. i've not been diagnosed with anything in particular and i've avoided taking medicine for it...i don't want to "give in" to it because i don't want it to get the best of me.

    but panic attacks are no fun at all.
  • HorrorHound

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    Aug 08, 2010 2:53 AM GMT
    Brit Bloke - TRUST ME on this - 1 of my diagnosis is Social Phobia Disorder. Sure, It does contain things that a shy or timid person may suffer from, but its a LOT more than just that. It causes your body & mind to react in ways normal people don't in normal everyday public situations (in the store, in the gym, out in public, etc).

    There's a WHOLE lot of Paranoia/ Self image issues/ & physical affects that occur to one who suffers from this. Such as shaking, palpatations, such increased sweat, stammering, severe paranoia - It really is a little more than someone being, say, "shy". Just throwing that out there.
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    Aug 08, 2010 3:00 AM GMT
    I wonder if I use to have anxiety. Outside from normal personal to person interaction fear of large groups seemed normal. I didn't know it was an actual diagnoses required to say that you have something.

    I wonder now more than ever what is "normal". Everyone seems to have something "wrong" with them. I mean if anyone gets where I'm going, what makes you just fine without going to a doctor and coming out the office later after extensive test to say you have something, head back to general population???
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    Aug 08, 2010 3:09 AM GMT
    Ricovelas saidI wonder if I use to have anxiety. Outside from normal personal to person interaction fear of large groups seemed normal. I didn't know it was an actual diagnoses required to say that you have something.

    I wonder now more than ever what is "normal". Everyone seems to have something "wrong" with them. I mean if anyone gets where I'm going, what makes you just fine without going to a doctor and coming out the office later after extensive test to say you have something, head back to general population???



    Are you trying to suggest I ask for this or make this up to have something "wrong" with me??
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    Aug 08, 2010 3:10 AM GMT
    Yea I've had the ADD when I was a kid, and MMA helped out a lot with that. When I came back from overseas I've had to deal with the serious PTSD, which also made my ADD get a bit wild. The MMA training, and just keeping busy in general helps too like drawing, music stuff ect.

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    Aug 08, 2010 3:12 AM GMT
    When it interferes w/ your normal life, social life, family life, WORK (!!) - when its hard to get from POINT A to POINT B - then ya know its a actual prob that has affected ya.

    Alot o' my symptoms I suffer from Kickstarted after I was Raped in '09. Which, for alot, makes sense.

    But for many w/ the symptoms I have - the years of being bullied & judged growing up did kickstart the brain activity in my head to veer to the panic/anxiety.

    Sure, many folks are "shy". Social Phobia is Far Far Far from "shyness" & is a very Atypical behavior.

    I am aware many of you whom NEVER experienced the SEVERITY of these feelings/physical ailments - would NOT understand.

    But I'm prepared for that.
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    Aug 08, 2010 3:16 AM GMT
    AKA_B1GK saidWhen it interferes w/ your normal life, social life, family life, WORK (!!) - when its hard to get from POINT A to POINT B - then ya know its a actual prob that has affected ya.

    Alot o' my symptoms I suffer from Kickstarted after I was Raped in '09. Which, for alot, makes sense.

    But for many w/ the symptoms I have - the years of being bullied & judged growing up did kickstart the brain activity in my head to veer to the panic/anxiety.

    Sure, many folks are "shy". Social Phobia is Far Far Far from "shyness" & is a very Atypical behavior.

    I am aware many of you whom NEVER experienced the SEVERITY of these feelings/physical ailments - would NOT understand.

    But I'm prepared for that.

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    You're massive though! I can't imagine anyone tying to attempt to doing such a thing.

    Unipolar depression for me---- it interferes with everything.
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    Aug 08, 2010 3:18 AM GMT
    For starters no I didn't imply anything. I just feel strange sometimes (me being diagnosed with major depression and slight anxiety) that doctors say that you have this or that. I guess I'm still in denial about it a bit despite taking medication for both, which has help I will say.

    I just don't want to spend my life popping pill to be normal or happy. Which is strange because for the first time in like forever since before I joined the Air Force I can say I'm truly happy. In a drug induced state I'm happy. Perhaps I am crazy icon_sad.gif
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    Aug 08, 2010 3:19 AM GMT
    AKA_B1GK saidWhen it interferes w/ your normal life, social life, family life, WORK (!!) - when its hard to get from POINT A to POINT B - then ya know its a actual prob that has affected ya.

    Alot o' my symptoms I suffer from Kickstarted after I was Raped in '09. Which, for alot, makes sense.

    But for many w/ the symptoms I have - the years of being bullied & judged growing up did kickstart the brain activity in my head to veer to the panic/anxiety.

    Sure, many folks are "shy". Social Phobia is Far Far Far from "shyness" & is a very Atypical behavior.


    I'm sorry to hear that bro, that sucks and I hope things are getting better icon_sad.gif

    For me, I nearly killed my brother when I was having one of my "episodes". That's going to bother me forever.

    I definitely flipped out a few times, when they'd have me "talk about how I feel" among other people who haven't been where I've been or seen or gone through what I have.

    I was ashamed about it at first, dealing with this stuff. It kinda makes you feel weak, and for me like where I come from it was pretty difficult to kinda want to talk to anyone. I don't feel weak or anything now of course, and just concentrate on getting better one day at a time.

    I hope you know that what happened to you is not your fault, and you aren't any less of a person because of it.

    *hug*

    I better not get poked by anything lol
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    Aug 08, 2010 3:24 AM GMT
    Multiple Personality Disorder (Dissociative Identity Disorder) is the most interesting...

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    Aug 08, 2010 3:27 AM GMT
    fakeassbitch saidMultiple Personality Disorder (Dissociative Identity Disorder) is the most interesting...

    A lot of people fake it like they have alter-egos, but if you really one your mind switches to them, you don't put it on a show...


    ..but USoT was a very entertaining show! (At least season one... season two kind of dragged on.) icon_evil.gif
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    Aug 08, 2010 3:28 AM GMT
    You forgot to add:

    GOProud disorder
    SouthButt disorder

    the list goes on...
  • bayboy

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    Aug 08, 2010 3:42 AM GMT

    Apart from the thread title, almost none of the content here so far has anything to do with actual personality disorders:

    http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/personalitydisorders.html
  • HorrorHound

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    Aug 08, 2010 3:52 AM GMT
    haha actually Social Phobia Disorder & Borderline Personality disorder are about actual "personality disorders" dawg ;)
  • bayboy

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    Aug 08, 2010 3:57 AM GMT
    AKA_B1GK saidhaha actually Social Phobia Disorder & Borderline Personality disorder are about actual "personality disorders" dawg ;)


    Yes, borderline personality disorder is. Dawg. But if you re-read my prior comment, you'll see you missed my point. That's OK.
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    Aug 08, 2010 4:00 AM GMT
    I think I have

    -some ADD
    -some obsessive compulsive
    -some schizoid
    -some autism
    -some generalised anxiety
    -some depression
    -some sleep phase disorder

    They dont make any sense, because OCD cannot be ADD and autism is incompatible with schizoid... but I can see some of each traits ... then again, these disorders, as defined by the DSM-VI are controversial outside of the US because they are too subjective and almost everything becomes NOS (not otherwise specified)... my problematic traits are the following:

    1) inability to pay attention in class (ADD)
    2) inability to stop when focused on a project, like a new song (OCD)
    2) having dreams and visions along with migraines (schizoid)
    4) over-emotionality and a lack of ability to perceive other people's emotional cues,, hence the lack of gaydar icon_razz.gif highly affected emotionally by other people, and preferring to communicate instead with animals, or endeavoring in artistic pursuits, (autism)
    5) Im quickly nervous and anxious, need to really work hard to stay zen (anxiety)
    6) jut got that one
    7) Can never fall asleep when I need to or want to

    I also have this thing where I need extremely high levels of stimulation to get a rush, like extreme sports, or extreme forms of music most people dont enjoy to listen to... It has a name but I forgot it
  • BlackBeltGuy

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    Aug 08, 2010 4:18 AM GMT
    adhd.
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    Aug 08, 2010 4:30 AM GMT
    I got ADD and OCD. Its not bad, and thats all I got for now, lol!
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    Aug 08, 2010 4:34 AM GMT
    IHG84 said
    *hug*

    I better not get poked by anything lol


    LOL....naughty. icon_razz.gif
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