Can personality disorders develop in middle age?
June 13, 2011 10:14PM
Personality disorders can take place at any age. Most responsible factor Is Ego. If deflation of Ego takes place, the individual becomes deflated, If Ego inflated an individual becomes overconfident. balanced Ego maintains balanced personality.
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What types of disorders can teenagers develop at an early age?
With mental disorders: Anorexia Nervosa Bulimia Nervosa Depression Attention Deficit Disorder Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder Anxiety Disorders Bi-Polar Disorder Insomnia Panic Disorders Schizophrenia (Symptoms usually start at like 15 years old.) Phobias Post-Tramuatic Stress Disorder Personality disorders are diagnosed when they are adults. Don't ask me why. It doesn't make any sense to me.
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Congenital disorders are present at or shortly after birth and are typically present throughout life until death. Some congenital abnormalities (such as a heart defect) are treatable or repaired in infancy or young childhood. Acquired disorders develop during a person's lifetime, anytime from birth to old age. Almost every adult by old age has at least one acquired disorder and most adults develop more than one disorder.
Definition Personality disorders are a group of psychiatric conditions in which a person's long-term (chronic) behaviors, emotions, and thoughts are very different from their culture's expectations and cause serious problems with relationships and work. Causes, incidence, and risk factors The causes of personality disorders are unknown. However, many genetic and environmental factors are thought to play a role. Mental health professionals categorize these disorders into the following types: Antisocial personality disorder Avoidant personality disorder Borderline personality disorder Dependent personality disorder Histrionic personality disorder Narcissistic personality disorder Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder Paranoid personality disorder Schizoid personality disorder Schizotypal personality disorder Symptoms Symptoms vary widely depending on the type of personality disorder. In general, personality disorders involve feelings, thoughts, and behaviors that do not adapt to a wide range of settings. These patterns usually begin in adolescence and may lead to problems in social and work situations. The severity of these conditions ranges from mild to severe. Signs and tests Personality disorders are diagnosed based on a psychological evaluation and the history and severity of the symptoms. Treatment At first, people with these disorders usually do not seek treatment on their own. They tend to seek help once their behavior has caused severe problems in their relationships or work, or when they are diagnosed with another psychiatric problem, such as a mood or substance abuse disorder. Although personality disorders take time to treat, there is increasing evidence that certain forms of talk therapy can help many people. In some cases, medications can be a useful addition to therapy. Expectations (prognosis) The outlook varies. Some personality disorders go away during middle age without any treatment, while others only improve slowly throughout life, even with treatment. Complications Problems with relationships Problems with career Other psychiatric disorders Calling your health care provider Call for an appointment with your health care provider or mental health professional if you or someone close to you has symptoms of a personality disorder. References Blais MA, Smallwood P, Groves JE, Rivas-Vazquez RA. Personality and personality disorders. In: Stern TA, Rosenbaum JF, Biederman J, Rauch SL, eds. Massachusetts General Hospital Comprehensive Clinical Psychiatry. 1st ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Mosby Elsevier;2008:chap 39. Reviewed By Review Date: 11/14/2010 Linda Vorvick, MD, Medical Director, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, University of Washington School of Medicine; and David B. Merrill, MD, Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.
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Eating disorders most commonly affect teens to young adults. A vast majority of the cases begin between the ages of 12 and 25. Eating disorders can persist over decades and even affect a person throughout their entire life time. Eating disorders can develop outside this range, but mostly older and not commonly younger than 12 or so.