A 37-year-old member asked:
What causes personality disorder?
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Psychiatry 34 years experience
Multifactorial: Frontal, temporal, and parietal lobe abnormalities may be seen possibly due to perinatal injury, encephalitis, trauma, or genetics. May also see diminished monoamine oxidase (MAO) and serotonin levels. The role these play is unknown. Developmental abnormalities secondary to abuse, neglect or incest may be present.
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Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
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A 31-year-old member asked:
What would be the most common causes and solutions to 'personality disorder'?
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Clinical Psychology 13 years experience
Complicated: Personality disorders are often caused by disruptions in formative relationships and life events, and can be highly disruptive to adult relationships and functioning. Medication does not cure the underlying disorder, which often requires long-term counseling, although individuals with personality disorders are less likely to engage in and stick with that needed treatment.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
What is a personality disorder.?
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Child Psychiatry 44 years experience
Longstanding traits: Personality disorders are characterized by longstanding behaviors that lead to impairments because of a person's interactional style and temperament. There are several "clusters": a) isolative, distrustful interactions with others; b) intense and/or destructive relationships, and c) unusual styles of interactions. The key is that these are chronic styles, not episodes such as depression.
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