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8 thoughts on “Understanding Personality Disorders

  • November 3, 2015 at 10:20 pm
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    Interesting to consider “choice” as the third contributing component, in addition to Nature and Nurture. I would be very interested to see this expanded upon in the research/clinical literature. Are you familiar with sources that are published and available? Thanks!

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      • November 4, 2015 at 4:01 pm
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        Thank you kindly for your prompt reply. I have never heard or read of “choice” being something that the sufferer with a PD has the insight or agency to act upon. I respect your clinical experience, and that you have offered it, but it is not something that is common at all in the literature. I might even question whether the diagnosis was correct if someone possessed the ability to take ownership of it, even if only by admitting it to their therapist after the fact. Perhaps the comment might best be contextualized with a qualifier when writing about it such that it is your personal opinion not based on research or the literature. Just a thought. Thanks again.

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  • November 4, 2015 at 12:06 am
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    Yes, and it might even be the reader herself/himself!

    What is the basis of your opinion that there is a choice component in developing a PD? It doesn’t ring true to me personally.

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  • November 5, 2015 at 9:37 am
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    Without supporting documented case studies or research data, presenting your opinion that choice is a factor in the development of a personality disorder seems irresponsible to me and possibly damaging to people with personality disorders. Please consider revising the article or removing it.

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