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Similarly, the person’s environment on his or her childhood largely affects the formation of his or her personality. What the child sees in the environment and how this environment treats him or her determine the child’s personality. Childhood experience is considered as the foundation of one’s personality.
The gravity of the effect of childhood experience on the child’s personality is not immediately perceptible. It is generally in the adulthood that the totality of the person’s personality manifests. Positive childhood experiences may give a person good behaviour and attitude. On the other hand, negative childhood experiences may create a personality disorder on the person. Between the two, the latter receives more attention from the public because it does not conform to the norm of the society. It is of utmost concern to the experts how a bad childhood experience creates a personality disorder. A very common example of this is the tendency of a person to exhibit an addictive personality and is often associated with childhood experience. Many studies have shown that indeed childhood experiences may create addictive personality.
Addiction is defined as the dependency of a person on object, such as drugs and alcohol, or on action like gambling and having sex (Juzwiak 4). Moreover, a person who is prone to be easily addicted is said to have an addictive personality. Understanding addictive personality is a complex task that requires a much deeper analysis on the person’s social behaviour and intellectual well-being.
It is believed that one way to understand addictive personality is to study its cause. That is to study the history of the person with addictive personality. Many experts believe that an addictive personality is largely caused by the person’s childhood experience. For instance, the results of the recent study performed by the University of Cambridge shows that people with drug dependence have more troubled childhoods
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These symptoms are emotional instability, inappropriate or intense anger, self-destructive acts, impulsivity, unstable relationships, identity disturbance, and chronic feelings of emptiness or boredom. These broad identifying symptoms can be refined through a thorough examination of the personality of the patient in order to create a more refined diagnosis.
However, the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA) suggests that the both the conditions should be ideally treated concurrently in spite of practical difficulties in the comprehensive treatment of Comorbidity. Various studies also indicate concurrent treatment of both the disorders.
A considerable number of researchers studying Borderline Personality Disorder and Bipolar Disorder have conducted numerous extensive matters on the subject. Interrelation of Bipolar Disorder to Borderline Personality Disorder NANDA, researchers evaluating the interrelation between these mental disorders have done extensive studies on the relationship of the two disorders.
The cause of this disease has not been definitively established, nevertheless, conduct disorder, as well as other childhood and adolescent mental disorders have been credited as predisposing factors to the development of antisocial personality disorder. Its treatment and prevention therefore have been based on the prevention of the onset of such childhood and adolescent disorders.
Comorbidity of EDs and SUDs makes assessment, treatment, and recovery complicated than for either disorder(Courbasson, 2008). EDs are characterized by inconsistent eating patterns and negative attitudes towards food and body shape. This leads to loss of control, compulsive behavior and continuous use despite negative consequences.
Personality disorders are difficult because they deal with the essential elements of an individual that have gone wrong, making their social life cumbersome. They are often disenfranchised from the rest of the world, their ability to function made more difficult by the way in which they perceive and react to the world.
Personality Disorders. Symptoms, Causes, Treatment.
A very complex array of symptoms is manifested by those who are suffering from personality disorders. Generally they fall under four categories;
Cognition – people suffering from personality disorders have the tendency to perceive common situations of their surrounding in a way which is beyond ordinary.
This topic is essential because it helps people manage such issues hence; it eases the disorders that arise with the disorder (Hockenburry, 2010). According to a recent survey, it is evident that health and stress related disorders are the current leading