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teen disorders

Saturday

30

October 2010

Teen Schizotypal Personality Disorder

by At-Risk.org Staff, on at risk youth, personality disorder, Schizotypal Personality Disorder, teen disorders, teen personality disorder, Teen Schizotypal Personality Disorder

Schizotypal Personality Disorders falls under eccentric types of personality disorders. Teens with Schizotypal Personality Disorder often act strange; also can show very strange thinking patterns and even appearances. One trait common for people with this personality disorder is that they have very odd beliefs and often are superstitious. They have tendencies of distorting reality and have difficulties with forming relationships. Schizotypal Personality Disorder looks like a mild form of schizophrenia,…

Friday

29

October 2010

Teen Schizoid Personality Disorder

by At-Risk.org Staff, on at risk youth, schizoid personality disorder, teen disorders, teen personality disorder, Teen Schizoid Personality Disorder

Schizoid Personality Disorder falls under the eccentric personality disorder, just like Paranoid Personality Disorder. Teens with Schizoid personality Disorder are often distant, and indifferent to all kinds of relationships. As such they love to be alone and avoid social gatherings; they can rarely be seen expressing their emotions. Most people think that Schizoid Personality Disorder and Schizophrenia are the same, they do have some similar symptoms, but these are two…

Wednesday

27

October 2010

Teen Paranoid Personality Disorder

by At-Risk.org Staff, on at risk youth, paranoid personality disorder, teen disorders, Teen Paranoid Personality Disorder, teen personality disorder, teen ppd

PPD or Paranoid Personality Disorder falls under the eccentric personality disorder group. Most teens with PPD seem very odd or simply strange; they tend to suffer from constant paranoia, great mistrust and are always suspicious of others even when there is no reason to be. PPD appears in early teen years and usually affects more men than it does women. Paranoid Personality Disorder makes affected teens to always be on…

Wednesday

27

October 2010

Teen Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder

by At-Risk.org Staff, on at risk youth, obsessive compulsive personality disorder, teen disorders, Teen Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder, teen ocd, teen personality disorder

We all have some fears, we all fear anxiety and we all worry. We all have these emotions which are quite normal, we need them to protect ourselves and they are triggered by our self defense mechanism in certain situations. But for normal people this emotions and feelings last shortly, usually until the problem is resolved. On the other hand people with OCD or Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder all of…

Thursday

21

October 2010

Teen Borderline Personality Disorder

by At-Risk.org Staff, on at risk youth, bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder, Teen Borderline Personality Disorder, teen disorders, teen personality disorder

Teen Borderline Personality Disorder or BPD is a mental illness which is followed by mood swings, instability in relationships, instable self-image and frequent changes in behavior patterns. A teen with BPD is at risk of disrupting his life, work, his family life and his long term goals as planning is not well suited for people with BPD, also their self-image is distorted. Sometimes BPD is confused for various psychoses as…

Wednesday

20

October 2010

Teen Avoidant Personality Disorder

by At-Risk.org Staff, on at risk youth, AvDP, Avoidant Personality Disorder, personality disorder, teen AvDP, Teen Avoidant Personality Disorder, teen disorders, teen personality disorder

“Avoidant personality disorder (AvPD)[1] (or anxious personality disorder)[2] is a personality disorder recognized in the DSM-IV TR handbook in a person over the age of eighteen years as characterized by a pervasive pattern of social inhibition, feelings of inadequacy, extreme sensitivity to negative evaluation, and avoidance of social interaction.” As taken from Wikipedia. AvPD or Avoidant personality Disorder is a mental condition that causes a person…

Tuesday

19

October 2010

Teen Antisocial Personality Disorder

by At-Risk.org Staff, on Antisocial Personality Disorder, APD, at risk youth, personality disorder, Teen Antisocial Personality Disorder, Teen APD, teen disorders, teen personality disorder

Most of us have seen antisocial teens, but we rarely think that this may have to do with some disorder. Well, it is rare, but there is a disorder called Antisocial Personality Disorder or APD which is mostly prevalent with teenagers. APD can be inherited or it can manifest itself due to environmental causes. is a lifelong disorder that usually starts before the puberty and usually affects men. It usually…