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Personality Disorders: Is There a Personality Disorder Test?

Watch more Mood and Personality Disorders videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Learn about personality disorder testing in this video from Howcast. Expert: Ankur Saraiya, MD Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Sometimes people are worried that they may have a personality disorder. And I'm often asked, you know, is there a test out there that can let me know whether I'm suffering from a particular disorder. So, there are tests that do exist, and they can be administered by people that are specifically trained to give the test and interpret the test. And that can reveal if an individual has certain traits of a personality disorder. But these tests always have to be coupled with a clinical assessment and an evaluation to see whether or not these traits are actually manifesting repeatedly, in a way that qualifies for a personality disorder. My advice would be, not to worry so much about whether or not a simple test can tell you if you have a personality disorder. But rather, if you're having situations that seem to keep coming up, and you have certain symptoms, or things that you feel like could be helped, my advice would be to have an evaluation done with a psychiatrist to help determine whether there's a diagnosis there, and more importantly, if there's treatment out there.
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