survivalism (thesurvivalist) wrote in little_details,

Medical terms for mental illnesses

I have a character who has an extremely obsessive personality. If it helps any, she's mainly obsessed with getting revenge on her old enemies and gaining power. It's definitely NOT obsessive-compulsive disorder because she doesn't try to wipe out the thoughts with rituals. Is there a medical term for this?

Additionally, I want her to have a milder form of schizophrenia. What subtype do you think she would best fall under or what symptoms would be common for a person with mild schizophrenia? Does such a thing even exist? I've heard Schizotypal Personality Disorder referred to as "mild schizophrenia." Is that accurate?

Is it true that patients recovering from a coma can develop Narcissistic Personality Disorder?

Geez, I ask a lot of questions. I've Googled and Wiki'd to the best of my ability (which I openly admit isn't that great). Any help that you can give me would be greatly appreciated!
Tags: ~psychology & psychiatry (misc)

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