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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I am extremely emotional and self-harm because of childhood abuse. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am an 18 year old girl. When I was 7, my older brother (12) used to molest me. I do not know if it was traumatic as I do not remember crying or anything. Does this count as sexual abuse? Because of the young age of my brother, I do not know if it is related. But, I am extremely emotiona...  Read Full »


Dr. Sathya Prakash

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Although what happened to you in your early childhood is beyond doubt, I would advise you to desist from making any correlation between your current problems and the abusive incidents. Like you accurately pointed out, at that age, you were unaware of the nature of the ac...  Read Full »

How to stop self-harming behavior?

Query: Hi doctor, I struggle to focus and I cannot concentrate on my studies. I just think about other things, not always bad things, but sometimes I think about throwing myself out the window. When I am asked a question or if there are some people around, I used to get panic and struggle to answer. My vo...  Read Full »


Dr. Sathya Prakash

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. From what you are describing, it appears that there is a personality disorder. It is not a disease, just a kind of personality that is not very adaptable. This also means that there is nothing to be ashamed of or worried about as far as the diagnosis is concerned. This is...  Read Full »

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