Mental Illness Awareness Pt.4 – Bodreline, OCD, Underdeveloped Child Separation, and Passive Aggressive Disorders
Dangerous Personality Disorders
There are several types of personality disorders. Some we have already discussed and others we have mentioned.
Now we talk about the various other disorders that have been alluded to and are often combined with other mental illnesses.
Borderline Personality Disorder
Borderline Personality Disorder symptoms include:
- Impulsive behaviors
- Mood swings that are unpredictable
- Terrified of being abandoned
- Promiscuous behaviors
- Self-destructive behavior
- Violence behavior
It is possible to treat these individuals but they can be dangerous to live with. These individuals may cut themselves to seek attention and may even threaten suicide. They tend to offer a love/hate relationship and will seek similar characteristics in other individuals.
Other symptoms may include short-term psychotic breaks, illicit behaviors, depression, demanding behaviors and denial. This disorder is linked to incest, emotional breakdowns in families and alcoholism and drug addiction.
Histrionic Personality Types
These types often act and will play the role of the victim in most situations. These individuals may display the following:
- Extreme violence to the point of murder
These individuals may be diagnosed with other illnesses as well.
Obsessive Compulsive Disorders
These conditions are known by their behaviors. These people tend to display the following:
- Disregard for rules and regulations
- Inability to complete tasks
- Controlling with one type of person, such as less authority figures
- Acts out of self-control around authority figures to hid their identity
- Views people as objects
This type is common and are often domestically violent individuals. These individuals often have the problem of completing tasks because they are not very flexible people and disregard other feelings and emotions. These patients tend to abuse others that show emotion to them.
All of the personality types listed above tend to have a look of seriousness at all times.
They may force themselves to laugh around others. All of these personality types tend to be dangerous as they do not have any feelings for others.
Many of the individuals who commit homicides suffer from one of the following:
- Antisocial Personality Disorder
- Borderline Personality Disorder
- Histrionic Personality Disorder
- OCD – it is reported that these individuals kill slowly
These individuals are difficult to treat and in some cases impossible if the person refuses to accept help.
Underdeveloped Child Separation
Many emotional breakdowns are caused by individuals who have not separated from their inner person at childhood.
Many mental illnesses in society are complicated because we do not always see to the root of the problem. The child within exists throughout our lifetime and if we do not recognize this “inner child” we tend to suffer from emotional breakdowns. As a result, many professionals struggle to find a way to treat patients with this disorder.
Many of these people were ignored as children and were emotionally neglected and maybe even physically abuse and many have witnessed bad scenes in life that haunt them. Unless the problems are dealt with the issue continues to grow. To contact the inner self the person has to have a basic knowledge of their problem.
Once a basic knowledge is situation, the person is then able to move on to the next step.
Once a person has basic understanding of themselves they are able to move forward with the help of therapy. Many diagnoses stem from brain injuries, chemical and physical imbalances. Effective treatment is not always possible until the person is able to deal with their problems.
For example, a schizophrenic was once found to have a disease of the mind because the twin holes of the brain had a larger side to the cavity of the brain. This condition is also genetic and many of these people have disruptive childhoods and will often deny that happenings occurred. As long as the patient is in denial, it is difficult to impossible
to treat them.
Another example can also be seen when patients are diagnosed with posttraumatic stress disorder. These patients were also subjected to trauma in their childhood and the disorder escalates during that experience. The solution for this is to address the child beneath the disorder and then move forward to treat the trigger of the disorder.
Once you dig deep enough you will be able to help the patient become acquainted with the child within and then treat the patient more effectively.
Many people have difficulty treating these disorders because they do not completely listen to the patient. Many therapists have the idea of they are holding the degree so they know more than the patient does. If more people listened then this would not be such an issue in society. The best solution begins with listening to the patient and
actually hearing what they are saying. These individuals often have to take things one day at a time as well.
Passive Aggressive Disorders
Passive-Aggressive Personality types often sabotage various areas of their life in the sense that they complain about demands that are put on them. They may not voice their complaints but they are cussing them out in their minds and the person or thing that made them do the work.
Passive-Aggressive types are exactly as the name implies. They are often passive outwards, but aggressive inwards.
These people often anger others around them, yet the person may feel wrong for not being clear on the foundation that caused the anger.
These types of people are also deceiving as they use obscure tactics in persecuting others.
For example, say Troy confronts Kelly expressing to him that her behaviors were wrong and that they were causing problems. Kelly looks at Troy with a glare tells Kelly that he is the problem. Kelly says she did what she was supposed to and that he did nothing wrong that Troy doesn’t know what he’s talking about.
This disorder often causes controversy and is often disputed, but the term is used frequently.
Self-Defeating Personality Disorders often associate with person that will cause harm to persecute the person or self-defeat them. This person will also excuse another person’s offer to help them even if the help is needed.
This type of person may also anger others around them and then display hurt when they are confronted. These two
personality types are not able to hold permanent relationships in most cases and will make excuses for their behavior.
Sadistic Personality Disorders were recently removed from the DSM manual because of a lack of foundation for diagnosis. The symptoms included not being able to control their behavior. These people are violent and will harm others to uphold control over another person.
This disorder is similar to psychopathic and antisocial personality disorders and may rejoice when they hurt other people or animals. Even if the person is submissive, the person will often torture or hurt others because it gives them
pleasure. Persons that suffer from this disorder are often survivors of abuse and are angry at the world around them. These individuals cannot typically maintain a relationship and will hurt the person involved in their life.
Relating to others with mental illness can be difficult. If you have a mental illness then the only people who often understand you may be your therapist or doctor and even those people will sometimes fail. Many patients will complain that their therapist is not helping them and they will complain about the medication and treatment they receive.
The problem is that there is a communication breakdown between the two people and patients do not always do their best to follow instructions and listen to their therapist.
Often when a patient complains there is a reason and something is not working somewhere. It is important that if the patient is complaining of voices or hallucinations telling them things, you must listen to them as they can become dangerous. Do not simply push it away and call them crazy. You will often have to read between the lines with patients. It is important that they are understood and that they are listened to so that you can help them cope with their problems and symptoms.