My diary from this period is a document testifying that I--and many of my friends--did not feel that we had a character disorder
. We enjoyed being gay.
Moreover, good-hearted people have a great deal of empathy, something that the "character disordered
" (i.e., psychopath) are completely lacking.
Winnicott, and I think they have contributed an enormous amount to our understanding of narcissistic character disorder
. I don't believe my observations are old-fashioned.
How could we possibly hope to find anything approaching happiness, to say nothing of fidelity and commitment, given our basic character disorder
3 petty bench ruled unanimously that an extreme character disorder
could be found in the defendant, but that he was suffering no mental disorder such that he was unable to bear criminal responsibility.
Nine percent had oppositional defiant disorder or a character disorder
. Tic disorders were present in 10.7%.
The psychiatrists decided that the boy had a ''schizophrenic character disorder
'' but was mentally competent to decide on the responsibility of his actions.
He is being crushed by the weight of publicity and his own, childish character disorder
Depression, posttraumatic stress disorder, and character disorders
abound in this population.
The Cult Worship and the Warriors concludes with a cautionary description of distinguishing features of cult leaders - notably their magnetism, and the common prevalence of negative character disorders
among them, even psychopathy - and an explanation of why people are lured to join exploitive cults.
Mental health researchers in China, Europe, and North America review recent research about a family of mental disorders that used to be called character disorders
, and are characterized by rigid and persistent patterns of thought and action.
Barris and Newberry: neglectful or abusive hospital staff and undertreated pain are all too common, as is the tendency to label unhappy patients as "difficult" or character disordered
. Perhaps I should have emphasized that a "positive" answer to my favorite question doesn't establish a diagnosis, but rather should guide a more thorough investigation of the patient's circumstances.