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ASK Paul Emmelkamp about personality disorders

ASK Paul Emmelkamp about personality disorders

What are personality disorders and how do they develop? ASK expert on personality and anxiety disorders Professor Paul Emmelkamp.

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Hi Paul, what contributes to developing a personality disorder, and as a parent is there anything I can do to prevent my child from developing one?
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If the individuals themselves are unaware they have a problem, do most PD's go undiagnosed? Even if the person sees a therapist, how is it possible for the therapist to know?
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What are the most common types of personality disorders and what are the signs someone might have one?
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How can you create a boundary without wounding the person with BPD? For instance, "you can't call or text me everyday, its too much" - how can you reword it, without it going into their defensive triangle?
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At what age do most personality disorders start to take shape and how soon should you get help?
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My child has many of the features of a borderline personality he is 21 and refusing to go to treatment and we had to ask him to move out to find his own place. How do I not feel guilty and still help him?
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Why would a vulnerable narcissist want you to be angry or abusive toward them?
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Is it possible to treat someone with a personality disorder so they no longer have it? That is, can it be “fixed”?
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Is it known what causes avoidant personality disorder and how can it be treated? Thank you for taking my question.
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What are the personality disorders often involved in intimate partner violence (if any)?
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Are there any psychological treatments for antisocial personality disorder that work?
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