Borderline Personality disorder can have a physical effect on your brain. A study by the University of Toronto shows that there are differences between a healthy brain and a brain with BPD
A person’s character is defined by a distinctive set of traits and their behavioral patterns. One’s personality affects their attitudes, beliefs, and the way they perceive the world. People with healthy personalities easily form relationships and find coping methods to handle everyday stresses. Those who struggle with a personality disorder have difficulty interacting with others. They tend to have inflexible thoughts and behaviors in social situations (Noggle, Rylander, & Soltys, 2013). In The Neuropsychology of Psychopathology, the author states that “a personality disorder is an enduring pattern of inner experience and behavior that deviates markedly from the expectations
Her diagnoses of both Major Depressive Disorder and Borderline Personality Disorder seem to be accurate. Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) is the noticeable change of mood that is characterized by sadness or irritability. It is also accompanied by psychophysiological changes which can be disturbance in sleep, appetite, suicidal thoughts and more (Belmaker & Agam, 2008). In the vignette, her sudden change in personality when she was twelve would make the diagnoses of MDD stronger. According to the DSM-5, MDD includes; loss of interest that is almost always present, a decrease in energy, depressed mood for majority of the day, change in appetite or weight, feelings of worthlessness, or creation of suicidal plans and attempts (American Psychiatric Association, 2013). Diana displays some of these features such as depression, suicidal attempts, and feeling of
Co-occurring disorders are common with most client cases that are presenting with a substance use disorder. Rosa is presenting with a history of several suicide attempts, alcohol use disorder, Post traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). The client’s most severe symptoms are anger, fear, and shame. It is these symptoms that are complicating her life, causing distress, and self harming behaviors. Additionally, her treatment history is limited since she does not finish her therapy sessions. In her opinion she doesn’t have a problem and she feels that she is smarter than the therapists. She has an intense fear of not being liked or not being viewed in positive regard. She has been unwillingly admitted several
In the movie “What About Bob” from the year of 1991, the main character, Bob possibly had borderline personal disorder and OCD. I did not chose this movie, I watched it in my high school psychology class. It was the first movie that I watched specifically because of a mental illness. In the movie, the mental illness wasn’t specifically specified by the psychologist. Bob knew something was wrong with him by showing that he always needed his psychologist.
Patient is a 51 year old Caucasian female living alone in her own home. The patient has a history and current syntoms of geralized anxity disorder, social phoina and panic attacks, which she takes madications for and sees a psychrist 2-3 times per month in Havasu. Patinets lives with six cats and the house environment is somewhat cluttered. The patinet is orinally from Glendale, CA., has a brother in Palmdale, CA, who is stays in contact with sometimes. Pt has a daughter in Big River, who is not supportive of her, but has three grandchildren who visit her. Pt does have a car and drivers licence, but chooses not to drive because she afarid she will have a panic attack. Patinet stated she has always been this anxious..all started when her
These symptoms are anger management problems, obsessive thoughts or compulsions, physical symptoms not explained by a medical condition, decreased pleasure in sexual activities, hallucinations, delusions, reckless acts, and strange or unusual behaviors, etc. Chris McCandless relates to plenty of these symptoms that are are of psychological distress. For example, reckless acts and strange and unusual behavior occurred once he took the decision of disappearing. After his graduation, McCandless told his parents he was going to take a road trip during the summer, saying, "I think I 'm going to disappear for a while."(Krakauer, 156) By the time his parents realized that they had no way of making him change his mind, three months later, their beloved son had disappeared and unbeknownst to them, he had chosen a new name: Alexander Supertramp. Most of the time when the person that is going through a disorder they tend to change their name. By the individuals giving themselves a different name; it’s a way to forget what happened in their past. Another example would be decreased pleasure in sexual activities. Those with decreases in sexual activities believe that there’s no need for that kind of pleasure. For instance, McCandless only had two women in his life, his mom Billie McCandless and his sister Carine McCandless. In a documentary about Chris McCandless and his life, Billie mentions that he never brought a girl to their home. Also, in a letter to Chris, Billie implored, “ You have completely dropped away from all who love and care about you. Whatever it is ---whoever you 're with--- do you think this is right?” and McCandless angrily replied to the letter saying, “ What does she mean ‘whoever I 'm with … She must be fucking nuts. You know what I bet? I bet they think I 'm homosexual. How did they ever get that idea? What a bunch of imbeciles”
Substance/medication-induced depressive disorder appears to be related to Mrs. Smith mood disturbance; it has been used for many years as a coping mechanism. Based on the medications that Mrs. Smith has taken prior, this diagnosis best fits her symptoms and treatments. The secondary differential diagnosis is acute stress disorder acute stress disorder is caused by a traumatic event that has occurred in an individual’s life. Mrs. Smith has endured traumatic events in her life and these events occurred when she was a child. Child-abuse, self-mutilating and then eventually substance abuse is what brought me to this
An unnamed teen had been charged with 2 counts of second degree murder and one count of arson causing bodily harm. The maximum sentence for a youth commiting second degree murder is 7 years and the maximum sentence for a a youth committing arson causing bodily harm (disregard for human life) has a maximum sentence of life.
Borderline personality disorder affects approximately 1.6% of the United States population, which is roughly 5.2 million people diagnosed with it. It is a serious mental illness characterized by an inability to regulate emotional responses and moods, impacting self-image and interpersonal relationships. People with borderline personality disorder often have bad habits such as spending issues, substance abuse issues, and sex addiction issues and they often perform recklessly while driving. This impulsive behavior causes them to have frequent interactions with the law. This dissertation will examine and prove that the influences borderline personality disorder has on court decisions, does not affect people’s competency and responsibility of their alleged crimes.
Psychopath and sociopath are two terms classified as antisocial personality disorders in the world of psychology. Although many people have heard of these two terms, quite often people do not know what sets them apart from one another. A sociopath is defined as a person with a personality disorder manifesting itself in extreme antisocial attitudes and behavior and a lack of conscience. The definition of psychopath is similar in being a person suffering from chronic mental disorder with abnormal or violent social behavior. By looking at the definitions, these personality disorders appear very similar; however, there are specific attributes that are more specific to one of the two.
It is evident that change is a natural component in the average person’s life. Some however, are more drastic than others. This is exhibited through the first-person narrator of Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s short story, “The Yellow Wall Paper”, who undergoes a drastic change in her health due to postpartum depression, her relationships with the individuals around her, and her isolation. These changes later develop an internal conflict in the form of a troubling identity plight.
Amy presents with extreme anxiety bordering on depression. Her demeanour and body language reflect fear and reluctance to share her life story. As a counsellor I am faced by such situations numerous times whereby active listening and non judgemental questioning break the ice. Empathy and building rapport is essential to establish a therapeutic relationship. Amy's trajectory is full of mistrust and dysfunctional relationships. It is imperative to understand the underlying cause of this and assessing her risk and protective factors is essential. I have always considered the strengths and social support system of a client. What can help this young person overcome this trauma or adversity? What personal traits does Amy have that may help her in
Think about the standard American teen drama movie we’ve all seen at least once, twice, or a thousand times in our lives. In these movies, they always have the same types of characters: the nerdy girl/boy trying to make it, the jock, and, most importantly, the world famous drama queen. She’s usually overly dramatic, has a high sex appeal, and thinks the world turns for her and only her. All of her relationships are shallow and the conversations usually revolves around her or destroying someone because of what someone “did to her.” The behaviors displayed by the over-exaggerated teenage drama queen on screen matches Histrionic Personality Disorder. According to Durand & Barlow in Essentials of Abnormal Psychology (2016), histrionic personality
Our attachment style is how we relate to ourselves, God, and others. There are four main attachment styles: avoidant, ambivalent, disorganized, and secure. The avoidant attachment style has a high view of self and a distrust for others. The opposite of that is the ambivalent attachment style: a poor view of self and a dependence on others. The disorganized attachment style does not trust themselves or others. A secure attachment style has a positive view of self and a positive view of others. The goal for everyone is to have a secure attachment style in relation to themselves, God, and others. My attachment style, however, is somewhat avoidant to others and mainly secure to God.