A 30-year-old female asked:
Is it possible at all for someone younger then 18 be diagnosed with a personality disorder? Has there ever been a case like that?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Donald Jacobson answered
39 years experience in Psychiatry
Yes: "for a personality disorder to be diagnosed in an individual younger than 18 years, the features must have been present for at least 1 year.The one exception to this is antisocial personality disorder, which cannot be diagnosed in individuals younger than 18 years." source: dsm-5 pages 647-648.
Answered on Oct 20, 2015
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