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What type of mental disorder does someone who lies a lot have?

If you’re speaking in terms of pathological lying (indeed, not all lying is considered pathological, of course), mental illnesses that most commonly share this trait include the cluster b personality disorders (i.e., narcissistic personality disorder, antisocial personality disorder, borderline personality disorder, histrionic personality). Further, those with thought disorders such as schizophrenia may be considered among those who lie a lot— it depends on your definition of lying, though. Schizophrenics et al. actually believe their so-called lies due to delusional thinking. Moreover, unlike some personality disordered liars, they’re typically not lying out of malice or to manipulate, etc.

A study of the US clinical population found that 23.8% are diagnosed with a mental disorder, 12.4% are?

Hey Danny!
It's been a long time since I did these kind of probability questions. However, I think I've managed to salvage some of my memory and think have figured this out.
Now, formulas for these sorts of things exist. However, I don't like to think of this through formulas but rather think through it using logic.
Secondly, I don't like working in percentages so I'm going to change all these figures into decimals by dividing them by 100 and changing them back into percentages at the end.
So, here's my explanation.


Basically, the chance of BOTH occuring at once is 5% or 0.05.

Now, in (a), given that they've already got a MENTAL disorder, they want us to find the chance he's going to have an ALCOHOL disorder. For 2 events to occur simultaneously, we apply the AND rule which means we multiply the 2 probabilites. So, he's already got a MENTAL disorder so that's 12.4% or 0.124 already there. That multiplied by SOMETHING (ie the chance of him having an alcohol disorder) should equal 0.05. So:
0.124 x a = 0.05
Rearrange:
a = 0.05/0.124 = 0.40323...
Multiply by 100 to make it a percentage
0.40323 * 100 = 40.323% to 3dp

Now, in (b), given that they've already got an ALCOHOL disorder. They want us to find the chance he's going to have a MENTAL disorder. Again, for 2 events to occur simultaneously, we apply the AND rule which means we multiply the 2 probabilites. So, he's already got an ALCOHOL disorder so that's 23.8% or 0.238 already there. That multiplied by SOMETHING (ie the chance of him having a mental disorder) should equal 0.05. So:
0.238 x a = 0.05
Rearrange:
a = 0.05/0.238 = 0.21008...
Multiply by 100 to make it a percentage
0.21008 * 100 = 21.008% to 3dp


I'm 95% sure this is correct.
I hope that helps.
Jamz159


EDIT: I've just found this pretty good site which explains this through the use of formulas which seems to agree pretty much with what I've said. Please check the link in my sources underneath.

Can someone with a mental disorder become a psychologist?

I have become a psychologist while struggling with borderline personality disorder, complex PTSD, major depressive episodes & psychotic suicidal episodes & anxiety.

What I can say is it is darn hard work - academically you need really good marks & it is a long haul. It is also really hard working in a clinical setting. You are constantly surrounded by triggers that may happen any time with any patient. While you may be able to relate to others, you need to be able to put that aside as you cannot bring that into sessions. Since becoming a registered psychologist this year I have had a major relapse of my depression that has required hospitalisation. I am again now being treated by the mental health unit rather than must my private psychologist because it wasn't enough support. Like I said a really hard slog that is at times taking a toll on me emotionally.

You also have to have enough control of your emotions to cope. This means while studying academically, you also need to undertake behavioural therapies in order to learn to control you emotions. Again unstable emotions cannot be seen when in a clinical setting.

Like I said it really is a darn hard slog that I am often wondering now if it was worth it.

What mental disorder gives you delusions of thinking you're someone else?

I mean like, theres a white girl that copies my hispanic friend. She dyed her hair dark, bought brown contacts, started wearing the same clothes as her (threw out her old wardrobe). Copies the way she talks, wears the same shoes, copied her hair style. Started saying she was depressed on medication (like my hispanic friend is). Started dating my friends type in guys. She started saying she was hispanic.

Theres more, but basically the only thing she hasn't copied was her name. Shes like obsessed with her, and its gotten to the point, my friend feels really creeped out.

Ladies; Would You Date Someone With A Mental Illness?

OK, be completely honest here. No P.C. answers ;o)
Say you meet or are introduced to a guy and got a positive first impression.
He seems to have the qualities you look for in a man.
Then after maybe the third date he confesses that he has bi-polar disorder or some other serious mental illness.
You already picked up on signs of different than conventional behavior, but nothing too big to make a big deal out of.
Now you know why. You two aren't serious yet, but it could.
You're nervous about the future though.
You also find out his "job" is a part time job and he's on Social Security disability because of his illness.
Gut reaction...
Where do you think the relationship would go from there?

How does someone who has a mental disability act?

I was not sure how to put the question, but here it is: I am, writing a story about a mentally disabled man who lives with a dysfunctional family. I don't want to write how he should act or speak inaccurately. How should I create his character in a way that is accurate?