Personality Disorder

Personality disorders are a group of psychological disorders that result in unhealthy thinking, behaving, and functioning to changes and demands of life. Environmental and genetic factors can cause it. Psychotherapy and antipsychotic medications are used in the treatment.

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My 19-year-old girlfriend is suffering from clinical depression that affects me a lot. How can she deal with this situation?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 20-year-old male and have a girlfriend. We have been dating for almost three months now. She is suffering from clinical depression. She affects me a lot. A slight change in her mood, noticed by me, puts me in a very bad mood, and I cannot do anything for a long time. I care a lo...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Patidar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You are in a difficult situation, which happens with the caregivers of depression. This is called burnout. People try to understand others who are undergoing depression, but at the same time, their emotions get hurt in this situation; you need to decrease your expect...  Read Full »

I am a 21-year-old female diagnosed with a borderline personality disorder. What are the ways to manage it?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 21-year-old female diagnosed with a borderline personality disorder. How should I manage this disorder? Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Patidar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. I understand your concern. The behavior of our parents affects the child. I suggest you to consult a psychiatrist and discuss the issues to get a proper diagnosis and treatment. I hope this has helped you. Thank you.   Read Full »

Are my symptoms related to autism or bipolar disorder?

Query: Hello doctor, I am waiting for an assessment of autism spectrum disorder. In the past few years, I have been misdiagnosed with bipolar, and my current diagnosis is borderline personality disorder. But, I am not sure whats going on really. I am 100 % confident that I am ASD, as it covers my "base per...  Read Full »

Dr. Aditya Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It does not appear to be related to autism spectrum disorder. It goes more in favor of bipolar disorder with a current episode of mania. A personality disorder can also be there. The differential diagnoses are: 1) Bipolar disorder. 2) Emotionally unstable personali...  Read Full »

I have been suffering from depression for two and a half years and have suicidal thoughts almost daily. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have been suffering from depression for two and a half years. I am sick and need help. But I have nothing to say when someone asks me what is wrong. I have suicidal thoughts every day, with frequent anxiety attacks almost three to four times daily. I have been diagnosed with borderli...  Read Full »

Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your frequent mood swings and suicidal thoughts could be due to ongoing mood disturbances or personality disorders. Persistent bad thoughts, negative ideas, depressed mood, etc., are part of depression. You are on Escitalopram, and it is a safe drug. It will help you...  Read Full »

What are the causes of self-doubts and lack of self-confidence, and how to get rid of it?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a lot of self-doubts and feel like I am being watched. I am scared to move into the city and also fear boys. I always feel insecure that someone might find fault in my acts while listening to class with a strength of 200. I have low self-esteem and self-confidence.  Read Full »

Dr. Ashok Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to First of all, Thanks for raising this query. The problem you described affects about 5% of the general population, and most of them never know whether any help is available. Many of them do not admit and confide it to others. You were thinking of what others to think ab...  Read Full »

My brother's behavior outbursts are puzzling the entire family. Can you help?

Query: Hi doctor,I am 23 and the oldest of thirteen kids. My little brother, who is 15 years old, has struggled with depression and is suicidal, or so he claims. He has always been normal around me, and I have never seen any signs of this, but I moved out about five years ago. He once took a knife and held...  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your brother seems to be suffering from a personality disorder. The symptoms or behavior that you mentioned above are more likely to be cluster B personality. Your brother has more borderline personality with overlapping antisocial personality traits. People in cl...  Read Full »

How can I lead an everyday life with an avoidant personality disorder?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 29 year old male. I recently took an online psychology test and found myself to be a dismissive-avoidant personality type. I took the test because everything is not fine in my life and I want some solution. I am single, and highly educated, managing my own business and live with...  Read Full »

Dr. K. V. Anand

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand. You are YOU. At present, your behavior and cognition are the sum total of your past experiences. Your personality seems to be avoidant. If you feel that it is pretty essential to change the personality, we can do it. Understanding the self is key. For any...  Read Full »

I have erratic mood swings that keep alternating between feeling hyperactive and feeling low with suicidal thoughts. How to overcome this?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 14-year-old (turning 15 in six months) girl who is 155 centimeters (5'1") tall and weigh 101 pounds (46 kg). Ever since my early childhood, I have been experiencing rapid, intense mood swings that last from a couple of days to two weeks. During these days I am "high," people have n...  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for contacting us. I can understand your situation. You may have a major depressive disorder with a borderline personality disorder. There is non-pharmacological management for it. I suggest you try the below-mentioned guidelines to deal with it. 1. Exercise ...  Read Full »

What does personality disorder NOS mean?

Query: Hello doctor, I am feeling extremely distressed, as I have just discovered through my physician, that in the past I have been given two diagnoses and not been told about one of them. One is bipolar disorder, which I am aware of, but the other is personality disorder NOS, and I have no idea what this...  Read Full »

Dr. Aditya Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to In my opinion, do not get distressed by a diagnosis which you were unaware of till now, as an improvement in your symptoms is the most important. What matters is that, with treatment, were your symptoms under control. The categorical diagnosis should not affect you o...  Read Full »

I feel like I do not have my own identity and always depend on others' opinions. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,I feel like I do not have my own identity. I always depend on other's opinions. Whomever I am with, I often imitate their personality, expressions, and the way they talk. I noticed this by myself over the last few weeks. I realized that I am a boring person because I always wait for the...  Read Full »

Dr. Bharat Udey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to From your description, it seems that you might be harboring traits of an anxious avoidant personality. People with these traits have difficulty in socializing, making friends, and expressing themselves. They always seek others to start a conversation with them. They he...  Read Full »

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