100 thoughts on “Are Personality Disorders Mental Illness?

  1. Dr Marks
    General repair here I am honored to be on your video. It’s sad that there’s not a lot that you can do about the narcissistic personality disorder but I currently am back in counseling seeking cognitive behavioral therapy but she also works with DBT to we just did my goals and that’s where we left off I’m on my second session. Also I’m seeing a new psychiatrist because my psychiatrist after 13 years decided to move to Tallahassee and if you don’t know where that is where I grew up in Florida. Dr. Marks you really called me out really did hit the nail on the head. I wouldn’t be using Siri if I knew it was going to be posted on YouTube with all the typos I was kind of ranting at that time probably in one of my emotional states . I’m using Siri now but paying attention to what I’m writing. I like that I’m dancing in the end well this is interesting from one YouTuber or to another yes I’m letting it out if you guys want to check out my channel I’m letting it out you can see me when I look like and what I do no it is not for advertisement because I only have 40 subscribers anyways I am again honored to be on this channel and I think that dr. Marks is incredibly talented in her line of work and extremely educated in which she does I have a bunch of the useless degrees that I did nothing with but she has a degree that she uses and helps others well I’m hoping to get to the point where she mentions that someday these emotions will calm down and personalities will taper off and calm down I am 39 years old and I want to be good to my family but every day is a battle in the mind it’s like I’m still fighting in a war like in The Iraq war .
    Thank you Dr. Marks so much . If anybody has any questions for me or want to chat feel free to contact me right on here if not God bless you and have a great day.

  2. DR.MARKS,I'VE ALWAYS WANTED TO BE A PSYCHIATRIST. I'M TO OLD NOW.HOW LONG DID YOU GO TO SCHOOL?CAN YOU PRESCRIBE DRUGS? PEOPLE TELL ME I HAVE AN APTITUDE FOR PSYCHIATRY.I DON'T TALK MUCH THOUGH.

  3. Dr. Marks thank you for explaining this in a simple way. In your experience, how can a person deal with the drama and conflict that are created by a coworker with a mixed personality disorder that falls into cluster B? Especially when avoiding interaction with the person is not possible and ignoring it/walking away seems to make the situations worse.

  4. I really appreciate this video on personality disorders. There is not much information out there about Schizoid Personality Disorder and I would like more insight. @ 9:22 to 9:34 you mention that Schizoid PD runs in families with Schizophrenia. If so, wouldn't that make it a type of related mental illness? I ask because it is said that Schizoid PD has the negative symptoms of Schizophrenia.

  5. I've been kind of blaming my wife for triggering my schizophrenia with her narcissistic abuse! A good portion of my reasoning on that is, that we're always in the middle of a huge fight where she just refuses understand or be rational possibly because of some borderline or psychotic condition herself which causes me to go suicidal. Schizophrenia does run in both of our families and I am over 90% positive both of our kids where born psychotic instead of the autism they've been diagnosed with!

  6. How is the prognosis of schizoid personality disorder when person want to change ? Do you have succesfuul treatment experience for schizoid personality disorder ? And, I wonder do schizoids realise anhedonia ? If they do whey they rarely seek treatment ?

  7. Hi Dr. Marks. I studied psychology and learned that psychologists don't like working with BPD patients. Having been diagnosed with it afterwards and looking for the help I realized how true that really is. Nevertheless I've heard about the dialectical behavioural therapy but I live in a country that doesn't offer that. Is it advisable to do that form of therapy online?

  8. Oh jeez I'm cluster C +ptsd+depression+all sorts of anxiety….I need a therapist, none of the ones ive visited till now have halped, some have been really bad.

  9. Wow, this like a lot of info. Overwhelmingly even. I would have to watch this video several times and take notes, then study what I just heard. Awesome 😍

  10. You’re a patron?? Huh?? He should go to therapy and take his meds or switch meds if they don’t work like they should. Eat well, make sure u get the sleep you need and get some exercise. Stay away from smoking, drug or alcohol use!! I imagine if you say your illness is leaking through u and causing problems then you’re probably not on meds or therapy and staying away from liquor or drugs. I’ve been in your position, don’t have a wife or kids but have felt out of control, like I couldn’t control the illness within me but I didn’t realize how important sobriety and sleep are!! Get your SLEEP! Get some EXERCISE!! No SMOKING or alcohol or DRUGS!! If you’re doing some of these don’t think of them like they’re not the problem because they are.

  11. Dr. Tracy Marks, I really appreciate your videos and I subscribed to your channel. Just listening to your common-sense is therapy itself!

  12. Thanks so much for all of these educational videos. It is very helpful for those of us in talk therapy.

  13. I have to say Mr Repairman must be spying on me. However now that I am getting older it is getting easier in that I am okay with more alone time.

    Some advice that has helped me…
    1) volunteer with hospitalized children, old people, or animals. Just sit with them. Give to them. Care for them. This helps heal the heart. 2) Meditate and take space for you. Very hard to find as a parent but if you can have some creative space and 15 minutes a day to get a clear mind it will do wonders for your anger and impulse. Practice mindfulness. This is key for your brain. 3) Find your higher power. Jesus is mine but I also follow the teachings of Buddah. This heals my spirit. 4) apologize often and acknowledge the problem in front of other. Find 1 or 2 good friends to confide in and 1 or 2 more just to have good times with once in awhile. This will help heal you emotionally.

    MOST IMPORTANTLY… NEVER. EVER. GIVE. UP.

    You aren't alone in this Mr. Repairman. 🤗 Hugs

  14. Thanks for information.

    I wonder, is it debatable to think involuntary treatment for people with personality disorders unless conditions that they are violent, suicidal or psychotic ?

  15. I know this was posted months ago. I have always researched and tried to diagnose my ex, which is also my only daughter's father. I often wonder if his issue or disorder is inherited or learned. He is very abusive, emotionally and physically. He would throw objects, have tantrums and break things in my house, it would be so bad, he would push over all types of furniture, etc. He slapped me once when I said that I talked to my ex on the phone and once hit me when I got out of our bed to get in my mother's bed to avoid him. She lives with me. He took my truck once and would not return it, threatened to burn my house down, etc. I had to send police to get it all the way in another state. I had so many issues with him. I requested that he get counseling. He attended several times but never changed. He also has a drinking problem. We haven't been together in years. I finally got rid of him. He lives in SC and I live in Ga. This is been a blessing because I know if he lived here, I wouldn't have any peace. I often wondered if he had Bipolar, BPD, A typical abuser/narcissist or what? He grew up in an abusive home, I found out later. His father abused his mother repeatedly,. His grandmother told me that when he was young, he couldn't rest or sleep it was so bad. One of his aunts also told me that he was so angry that he could not love anyone appropriately. I agree as he has not had a stable relationship since we broke up. He was also abusive to the new lady he was seeing. So one, does this sound like a typical abuser or someone with BPD. Also, my daughter is an honor roll student, has friends, been dancing since 2, very quiet and respectful at school; however she has shown anger outburst towards me. She has yelled, cried, screamed and once punched the wall. I have her seeing a counselor who thinks it is not serious with her but I do not want her to end up in a life that he has now. Please advise. I know I have said a lot.

  16. I totally agree with you in regards to the Narcissism topic being oversaturated right now on YouTube. Anyways, I’ve developed obvious traits of Avoidant personality disorder, Schizoid personality disorder, and Social Anxiety throughout my college career. But I find that these 3 disorders’ symptoms seem to overlap and I’m finding it difficult to differentiate them. Are these disorders just highly comorbid? I’m currently being treated for Depression, ADHD, and GAD by a psychiatrist. How does a psychiatrist treat Cluster A/C personality disorders?

  17. Hi there, I appreciate your videos and your professionalism a great deal, especially in your reluctance to capitalize on what seems to be a growing trend of scaremongering about personality disorders. What I would love to see is more conscientious professionals like you warning against armchair diagnoses. I keep seeing lay people applying diagnostic labels to partners, family members, and even strangers or public figures based on clickbait articles or secondhand stories from other armchair psychologists.

  18. Dr. Marks I live in the Philippines and I am looking for a good therapists or marriage counselor. My husband have NPD. He was neglected and abused by his parents. This caused him to be cold, manipulative, lacks empathy and lacks emotional attachment. I am the one who suffered the most because he projects all the hate and inner insecurities he has. He even had affairs, he withholds affection and liar. If the empathy in his brain is not working as a normal person why don't we see it as mental illness? If it wasn't mental illness then it must be some demonic possession. I am having PTSD because of the emotional abuse and I no longer have the same patience I had before. I am planning to take Psychology and will save money to leave him.

  19. Yes, great videos, great explanation on disorders and illnesses but the greatest value would be see more videos on step by step healing process. Or maybe this will create some kind of conflict of interest, I don’t know.

  20. I had BPD and I was very dysfunctional in fact I was unable to keep relationships. Looking back I definitely know I was ill. I found out that it was the result of early childhood sexual abuse

  21. Like i said in a previous video about BPD
    we are not suspicious,we are paranoid

    we are not worried ,we're blowing a fuse

    we are not creative, we are genius

    we are not sad, we just want to die.

    Welcome in Bipolar world.
    And yeah clearly like someone said , it s like living with Satan in you , nothing seems to satisfy you , you like nothing and seems all it makes you feels like all is against you .
    All lil feeling like a gentle breeze turns to a storm ..You are feeling averagely happy and mainly sad .Waking up in the morning is like gambling you don't know how you gonna feel this new day either you gonna stand up and fight either you're already crying and begging inside asap you open your eyes.I used to hate this condition so much , took pills that made me feel like a living dead puppet , i wasn't me just no feelings at all .Now i gave up medication and each day is russian roulette but this disorder keeps me fidgety and creative all day and on bad day it makes me feel less than S*** with random reaction toward peoples.Anyway thanks to those channel that are treaating about this cause it makes me feels less lonely when i m badly low.Take care all love yourself your best friend is yourself.

  22. Hi Dr. Marks. Love the videos. I have a question. Can Guanfacine and Zoloft together result in weight gain? Since starting this medicine we have noticed a significant weight gain in a family member. But I haven't been able to find any research supporting this.

  23. 1:40 Please learn how to properly pronounce the word "escape". It is not "Ex-cape" it is "Es-cape". Just another word Americans love to destroy.

  24. I dated a guy with a personality disorder who had an M.D. He told me he knew he had one. I think abuse as a child was the reason he had it. His mother and sister treated him like crap. Plus he told me his deceased father had abused him when he was a child. My former therapist told me that disorders are difficult to treat and that after age 40, as you said, some people naturally get over them. But this man was almost 60 years old. We ended up breaking up, of course.

  25. Wow that was like the flinstones, based on your prior understanding etc: very good, I am impressed and SUBSCRIBED

  26. If you are a covert narcissist, is there a difference with being able to relate to someone's emotions and not caring about them?

  27. Thank you Dr. Tracey, i would like to understand more. For example, if a bipolar person during his hypo-manic episode gets arrogant and overconfident and showy, is it due to the illness or their personality? Or both?

  28. Curious about how avoidant personality disorder can be coped with- and how to live with people who have personality disorders, are there strategies for each type? Thx, your videos are fascinating!

  29. Can you have cluster A paranoid disorder mixed with cluster B borderline? You say that combinations may occur, mostly within the clusters, but I have a dear family member who suffers extremely from the belief that she is being talked about and incessantly criticized while embodying the characteristics of borderline. Perhaps the paranoia only SEEMS to be present, being similar to the incredible terrible esteem issues that manifest through surprising accusations that she is being mistreated (this idea of being mistreated includes a violent disappointment that she is not treated like royalty; a belief that often leads her to behave in shockingly cruel ways. One of my cousins describes being physically shaken and unable to return to her former activity after an interaction). My family's loved one is 55, and at this time I don't believe there is hope that we can support her to gain a healthier perception of her life. It seems that her behavior only worsens with the passage of time. Can it be that her disorder will reach a pitch and finally collapse, being too unsustainable? I don't know. It seems that her atrocious fits of temper fuel her in a way, that she derives a kind of power from them. She is an attractive, charismatic individual, and the people in her life would forgive her transgressions at the drop of a hat if she ever sought reconciliation in a real way. Today, though, the majority of us feel extremely anxious, even unsafe, and quite confused and defensive around her. I love her, so I am always on the lookout for better approaches, but I am one of the individuals she hates most, so all I can do is improve upon myself in order to offer better responses in the future. There are times I wonder if she might even suffer from a mental illness as well. She talks about parasites coming out of her eyes (she acquired parasites during a trip overseas), and shitting a snake; and she is attracted to shamanistic practices, and casting spells. I think we are in way over our heads.

  30. What is the difference between schizophrenia and a schizo personality disorder?

    I was diagnosed with bipolar and schizophrenia (schizoaffective?) But I'm confused as there doesn't seem to be much difference.

  31. I have borderline personality disorder and I used to have autism or so they thought. Still to this day they beleive i had autism at one point but no longer. With this combined, I cannot hold a job or make friends easilly or seem to end up in trouble. Ie I could be standing in the mall finishing my soda and somehow a weird series of events will land me in the line of fire. Gave birth the other day. Went under general anesthesia for an emergancy c section. Unfortunately somehow I ended up getting CPS called on me saying I'm starving my newborn which was twisted from me asking when feeding time was. I didnt do anything to stand out (and I even verified this with my fiance) thankfully the case will be closed and I was able to take maddison home with me but somehow bad luck always follows me. I read I have only a 2% success rate at being a good mother with BPD included was many statistics. I'm a brand new mother and although I know personally I'm doing an excellent job, I feel like BPD has ruined my life and is setting me up for failure even though I no longer have any active symptoms of it and havent for over a year and a half. I feel like people can sense that I am different and prey upon me but I can not confirm or deny it but at every job I had I would try different things and suggestions of job coaches but I lost every job. It was to the point where the job coach told me I needed to apply for disability which I went through about 5 more jobs including some careers before getting SSDI.

    They say inner reflection is best. I'm not sure how the way I am gets me into so much trouble. I tried to find a fault in myself for losing all those jobs, even asking what I did wrong. One manager was having a day day screamed at me I cried she cornered me and hover over me I got freighted and screamed she called the cops telling them to shoot and kill me and I was almost arrested till I made the cop laugh. Not sure how I couldnt be charged with trespassing if she pushed me out the door and locked it so I couldn't grab my phone and keys.

    Anyway everywhere I go u have bad luck. I want to change it so my daughter doesnt suffer. Any suggestions?

    Another example

  32. There is more to personality disorder then I thought. Thanks for the round-up of the problem. Makes you feel more normal, just having emotions. A big problem that doesn't seem as much. I still wonder about what personality disorder's and disassociation have ,seem to have a lot to do with each other.

  33. Dr. Marks thanks for this video I am highly interested in this disorder my husband and I have both grown up in disfuntional abusive and neglective families. With alot of mental health history in our family. I do not want any of this to effect our future but my husband seems to have a lot of issues still unresolved from his childhood he shows 3 of the clusters you have shown when we where younger I brushed it off as not being mature.As we get older I feel it got worse I don't know what else I can do for him he's a good person but I feel like with such negativity and lashing out IDK if I really want to continue to put more time in something I feel I will always lose at. Is there any hope in finding a solution for him to be a more positive person for our children. I don't want our destructive childhoods to effect our children and continue the cycle I so desperately want to end!! I'm wondering if it's something he can help he is aware of or something simple that is hard wired. Thank you

  34. Hello dr marks am a scots man in my 40 teens watched video came across it randomly in thanks for trying too explain things diagnose it’s helpful too make things clearer for people humans too understand in perceive or say come too terms with things in as u mentioned in use a main man as ur title too the topic as too use humans having personality issues concerns well all say I too was diagnosed with his symptoms condition all say , in all most definitely mention that I have become in this way because off having human interactions in all say that as far as am concerned the society that I grow up in or say like school was or were full off people with personality issues in as usual they pass on there negative thoughts or emotions onto other humans people whom live on this so called planet that we live on as ie Mother Earth , all say we mostly know that the earth is round but let’s just think what shape is the universe, in yes we don’t know in probably will never know the universes shape but well all keep going as it flows , my issues arise from dealing with a multitude off off “problomatic”people as this planet are full off them in can see it daily in the social society that we live in , all say that I feel really I am just standing up for myself in yes putting my points across in yes well we can’t truly tell humans what too do but so much do , we all have the true life force within ourselves too comprehend in come too terms with what we are experiencing or going throw , in all mention also it’s not always ourselves that have the issues but it’s others negative thoughts emotions re that they target at other people humans, just have too learn how too help along the way ,if u get now where walk away from them in heal ur self overcome those fears or feelings say , we are born into onto this planet with nothing in we leave this planet earth with nothing but, knowledge ,within ourselves, emotions, feeling, in memories , it’s all as too how we live our life in how we live our life on our journey between this time that makes all the difference too others , all mention humans animals all creatures in even everyday everything that needs the sun,moon,wind,air, as too live there very own journey off there life ,thanks for going throw all off these so long words that no one ever learned at school or were even aware off while growing up , I am a spiritual scots or Scottish man with his very own teaching in understanding in even thoughts , in all say also that yes I have slowed down in life o Er the last few years as I have burnt myself right out , re the work loads that life in society’s pressures put onto us , in well now am on disability benefits because off being chronically ill , never thought I would ever be hear as I was well more fitter in health than so much other humans I have ever dealt with but well yes , I was took out in made too stop in all had too be done by my very own will power in stamina, it’s quite long ish so all stop now cheers for video again in well without technology couldn’t have been possible, but most definitely will say that technology has caused a multitude off these kind off issues way more than what past years have ever done, so good luck too u on your journey, in love&light from scots guy, in o as I freeze in think what else can I add well , that glass off wine is only a third full , why because , all glass is a glass so really an empty glass that’s full off fresh air so as u add the quantity off wine most off the air is removed, so if u put the same amount in it then it still won’t be right full too the tip rim in be over spilling , as like ur video it’s mainly made as society in the humans that live in it are overflowing in the thoughts in emotional state , now I have switched off o the internet news in even places where I go so other wards turned back the clock too when I was more like living my life like a child as before all off the pressure off life , that’s put on us as adults, it’s a way better way too live ur life in all definitely say healing from within more than u think , just simply by removing so much off life’s challenges in removing itself from society , control what u do, go, watch , in definitely remember that time has no meaning as time was invented too control humans in even keep them under control, sun in moon is the life cycle, in yes have done rather a lot off day shift jobs in night shift work incase your thinking, best regards am away now L&L fae scots guy

  35. Some talk therapists don't have empathy and can make the situation worse if you get a shit therapist. Some counsellors are also just as devoid of empathy and be judgemental pricks. Sometimes the advice is not relevant to your circumstances especially if you're autistic and don't know it, a counsellor wouldn't understand that because they prefer to deal with allistic people. Often autistic/Asperger syndrome people get misdiagnosed as having one of the above personality disorders when autissm/Asperger syndrome s a developmental disability like mental acceleration or a learning disability (UK) is.

  36. Doc are these personality disorders inherited by you know like my grandmother was diagnosed with borderline personality disorder and I have it? I'm sorry I just had to watch this video again

  37. 'People with ASPD generally don't want to be helped' – doesn't that seems a little broad and dismissive? I'm curious if there is anything that WOULD help someone with ASPD, assuming that they want it.

  38. Im pretty sure my sons father has narcissistic personality disorder . he takes everything to the extreme and never admits he is wrong. I'm always the issue, even when I admit my faults and apologize. I keep trying to reach out and beg for harmonious coparenting but it never seems to last too long. I'm at the point where I could follow all the rules he creates but then is detrimental to my own mental health. On the other hand when I stick up for myself it just makes things 10 times worse with him. Do you have any advice how to manage interactions with somebody with narcissistic personality disorder?

  39. How do you separate ASD from multiple diagnoses given from childhood? I have been taken to doctors since age 4 (I am 59). In my early 30s, I was diagnosed with dysthymia, then major depression, then psychotic depression. I was then diagnosed with bipolar 1, but then was changed to schizophrenia and OCD, then that was changed to add borderline personality, then again was changed to schizoaffective D/O and OCD. I have been tried on a myriad of antidepressants, mood stabilizers, and antipsychotic drugs, hospitalized, given different types of therapy, and even ECT with not a lot of improvement. Psychiatrists told me in 2005 that I would alway be in/ out of hospital, on meds, and never be able to work again as schizoaffective D/O has no cure. I have been off meds since 2005, not been in hospital since 2001, and have worked full time since 2005. Family members have told me they think I have Asperger Syndrome and have probably been misdiagnosed since childhood. I have taken several online ASD tests and have scored very high for ASD traits. Is it possible that I have been wrongly diagnosed my entire life?

  40. NPD gets worse with age.
    Experts have pointed that out.
    I have proof from my own experience.
    My parents are 64 & 70.
    My NPD mother didn't hesitate to scapegoat me & launch her weapon, her impulsive & NPD husband on me. Brutally attacking me. I called the police.
    NO. Not all Cluster B fade away with age

  41. NOT ALL BPDs find DBT helpful. Evidence shows it is no more effective than cbt, or schema. Why don’t you make a video delving into the very tragic causes of these personality disorders. I recently discovered a very clever broadcaster and comedian had a Narcissistic disorder. I also met this mans brother who had a comedic bent and was also in broadcasting. However when talking to the brother I felt an enormous amount of sadness seemingly emanating from him. I felt there had been a very very sad upbringing.

  42. I suffer every day from major depression and BPD. Every day feels like three days, three days feels like a week and so on. I am literally suffering and cant seem to make it stop.

  43. I beg to differ with you sir. I have bipolar 2 disorder and I suffered for years with the wrong diagnosis. However, it doesn't have to remain this way. I got help and got well. I'm not saying the bipolar is gone. What I am saying is that I'm very happy. Everyone doesn't hate me and I like my life as a single woman. Something I discovered is that happiness came to me when I stopped chasing it. Just something to think about and I hope you find what you need.

  44. I don't understand how I can have generalized anxiety disorder, borderline personality disorder, bipolar disorder, pseudo bulbar affective disorder and i have had a couple of tbi's i know i am no good i don't know how my wife and kids love me can you help me understand how I can have all this

  45. I'm bipolar meds individual therapy DBT. You have to do the inner work. The longer you think oh I have to take meds have to go to therapy. You get to. You want to learn a new way you can. DBT has been life changing

  46. I love your channel. I am 6 months into my Bi-Polar diagnosis which has brought me so much awareness. I am learning so much about myself and my behaviors. I was clueless for the longest time. It's a journey. This channel is certainly helping me immensely 👍👍😉

  47. Can a person develop these disorders later in life (late 40''s) ? Would that be typical or non typical? Do concussions add to that risk or non risk?

    Thank you so much for your time.

  48. Question is: Why fix anyone that doesn’t want to be fixed? These people enjoy the attention and dysfunction, don’t be fooled, I know a lot of them! They love Power and will extract it 24/7 any which way they can get it

  49. After watching this video and seeing a trained medical professionals say there is nothing for me and that I'm just destined to suffer really helped me decide on assisted suicide .I will have to leave the country but it's kinda relief knowing there is nothing for you so dieing is a feasible option

  50. if something like a personality could be a disorder wouldnt there have to be a treatment for it? granted they might not have treatments for everything. they might have disorders that we dont know about yet.

  51. I suffer from ambivalent personality disorder and had therapy for four years. I know now what it is but I have no strategy to fight it or to make it easier. Could you please give advice how to deal with it or have a video on ambivalence? Thank you very much for your work with these videos!

  52. Ok for a glass to be half full with mean it was filled from 0 to have full if it was half empty means it was full taking down to halfway mark it does not appear to be halfway in the middle on its own had to gotten that one way or the other to me it's not a perception it's a matter of how it got there!!!

  53. You should talk about Learning disability’s I have a learning disability’ and would like to know more about my disability is not Pacific. Tho

  54. Thank God for your body of work. I'm working on projecting and mind reading. Queen Marks you have repaired my thinking and I thank you. It feels liberating to get rejected by a woman and not think twice or three times about it. I got turned down by this beautiful woman and yes I kind of ruminated a Lil bit but I caught myself. She still is going to have my children in the future.

  55. This video was extremely informative and helpful, thank you! Please do a video on obsessive compulsive personality disorder and perhaps a second on hoarding and how to deal with and help those with both issues. Thanks in advance for considering my request(s)

  56. Aren't they just evolutionary neurological defence mechanisms? If for example someone breaks their arm the bones will reinforce the bone density while healing, allowing the body to take a harder beating next time ("what doesn't kill you only makes you stronger") personality disorders are the psychological equivalent. Trauma victims have had some aspects of their emotional health damaged or broken. Personality disorders are nothing more than the inability to hide emotional scar tissue. And like braking a bone, with willpower and/or proper therapy the damage can be overcome and the person stronger….. but if left untreated the bones can fuse out of alignment leaving it malformed.

  57. There got to b something to help individuals that recognize their personality disorders affecting their love one that want to help themselves and since there isnt its just so sad.

  58. I’d like to know more about avoidant personality disorder and if there’s anything that can be done to help with that. This disorder is hardly ever talked about.

  59. Honestly, and this is going to sound hugely cynical, I just figured the reason personality disorders weren't classified as mental illnesses because it'd make it easier to jail people with personality disorders who happen to commit crimes.

  60. Narcissistic personality disorder
    may want help so that it can feed
    it's unwarranted hypocritical
    spiritual pride. A lot of people
    have narcissistic personality disorder and swing between
    being passive and aggressive.
    They try to generate delusional
    spiritual pride when they are in
    their passive phase so they can
    calm down while they are
    waiting to start their evil s—t
    later.

  61. Hey I know this video is old, I would be interested in more information about cluster A personality disorders. They are not as popular as cluster B, so there is not much information out there on them. Thank you.

  62. Hey Dr. Marks, I'm new here and just subscribed today. I suffer from several issues, bpd, childhood trauma, and ptsd from a dog bite. My therapist has me doing EMDR therapy. I dont know if you've done a video like this or not but could you explain some pros and cons of emdr therapy? I feel like the emotions that keep coming up just get worse and worse. I dont see the benefit of the emdr bringing up so much negativity as helpful. It's to the point I'm dreading therapy.

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