Pages tagged with Personality Disorder

This Autobiography is about my personal journey out of the pit of Depression, Anxiety, Low Self-Esteem, & Apathy……..(the list goes on.) in my case, as a result of an Undiagnosed Personality Disorder, (We’ll get to that later.)
Another important way of building an amiable and amicable character is by being aware of your basic rights. A person’s basic right consist of : acting in ways to promote dignity and self-respect as long as the dignity of others and self-respect are not violated.
An individual’s inability to solve his or her problems resulting from lack of knowledge on problem solving can be responsible for character and personality problems. It is thus strongly recommended. As a result of individuals’ lack of ability to solve problems, many individuals in...
Three major setbacks which restrict an individual in building an amiable and amicable character and in developing a well adjusted personality are: Anger, stress, problem solving, self esteem and motivation.
Discharging one’s anger is very necessary. Anger demands expression. If you have recognized young anger, own it as yours; it becomes easier to determine how you would discharge it, rather than how it could discharge you. The best way to discharge anger is either through talking abou...
Incontinence is a urinary and fecal difficulty. Almost 10% of the world’s elderly persons have difficulties with incontinence. Although, many professionals and the general public hold on to the wrong belief that incontinence is incurable, it has been realized that some management st...
While aging is a profound problem in many cultures of the world, it is not so in the African countries (in particular). In Nigeria, for example, there are lots of fringe benefits associated with aging. This is due to the cultural setting in which the elderly are given enough respect b...
This is a depressive reaction which starts when an individual’s physical, mental and sexual function begins to decline. This period varies among sexes. It may begin as early as the 40th and 55th year in women and at about the 50th and the 65th year in men.
Age is a relative factor, some men of 30 feel like men of 60 and vice versa. The only true means of rejuvenation is keeping your heart everlastingly young, being able to burn mentally for ideals, for all that is beautiful in this world and for all that can thrill you emotionally. Coun...
Mental disorders resulting from brain deterioration ordinarily develop very gradually. The aged person suffering from the disorder typically experiences a slow decline in mental efficiency. Memory span becomes shorter and abnormal personality characteristics may develop.
Counseling and therapy should not be limited to children and young adults alone. It should be extended to those who could be categorized to belong to old age. Many aged persons are ill prepared for their old age. The unpreparedness can be easily observed in the confusion in which many...
Pica is an eating disorder which makes the person suffering from it gain enjoyment from eating dirt, paper debris, sand and clothing. Although all children are known to enjoy eating non-edible materials, it is usually temporary. But when this behaviour becomes persistent for a long pe...
Obesity is a common problem confronting counselors in schools. Few children suffer from obesity with other accompanying symptoms such as: lack of physical energy and vitality; moodiness with feelings of depression.
Apart from heredity and brain pathology, two childhood diseases are known to cause brain damage. These diseases are Epidemic encephalitis and Epidemic cerebrospinal meningitis.
This is also popularly known as the exogenous source. This deficiency results from organic damage to the brain. In such cases, there is no history of mental deficiency in the family. This deficiency is also associated with endocrine disturbances, brain inflammation and brain injury es...
Mental deficiency can be described as a condition that is characterized by low intelligence, which prevents the individual from taking proper health care of himself or herself with the supervision of normal functioning individuals. Mental deficiency or mental retardation as it is popu...
Rimland in 1964 highlighted some symptoms, based on behavioural patterns which can be of a good base to diagnose autism in a child. Some of these symptoms are seen in the child’s motor behaviour, inhibitoray movements, visual behaviours, auditory, olfactory and tactile behaviours.
There has been a lot of misrepresentation of autism. While some authors classify it as a variation of childhood schizophrenia, others label it as a unique disorder.
Autism is a childhood disorder which can be defined as a severe deviation in ego functioning which manifests itself in disordered thinking, effecting speech, perception and individuality.
Many drug addicts and alcoholics have turned to drugs and alcohol because of underlying personality maladjustment. Drug addiction is not limited to a group of social class, as many individuals erroneously believe.
It is an episodic, uncontrolled, rapid ingestion of large quantities of food over a short period of time. This disorder is also referred to as binge eating. Physical discomforts, such as abdominal pain or feelings of nausea, usually terminate the bulimic episode, which is always follo...
The treatment of Anorexia Nervosa is more than inducing weight rain. The essential problems relates to inner doubts and lack of confidence. However, the weight problem must first be tackled before the patient can undergo counseling of therapeutic sessions.
Anorexia Nervosa is an eating disorder which is characterized by severe and prolonged loss of appetite. Symptoms include exhaustion, scaly skin, lowered pulse rate and low body temperature. Some psychiatrics have attributed Anorexia Nervosa to inner motivations such as ‘drive toward...
This topic is included in the volume as a result of counselors and therapists who deal with psychiatric patients in many psychiatric and teaching hospitals.
A Psychotic disorder can be described as a severe form of mental illness and is characterized by loss of contact with reality. This disorder is commonly referred to as ‘insanity’.
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