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What are symptoms of a personality disorder?

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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 33 years experience
Personality DO: Depends on the personality disorder type. In general, personality do symptoms are chronic enduring maladaptive behavioral patterns that cause distress or interfere with daily functioning.
Dr. Syed H. Sajid
General Adult Psychiatry; Child & Adolescent Psychiatry ( 1 yr. Fellowship), sees all types of patients for Medication Management from ages 6-99yo 30 years experience
Depends on type : Symptoms of personality disorders depend on the type of personality disorder. According to dsm-iv-tr, these are the general symptoms: *an enduring pattern of behavior that deviates markedly from the norm. * ways of perceiving and interpreting self, other people and events.* inappropriate emotional response.* interpersonal functioning* impulse control.* inflexible and pervasive pattern.
Dr. Timothy Re
Clinical Psychology 32 years experience
Chronic issues: :personality disorder is defined as a chronic maladaptive adjustment to the world. Experience doesn't alter it and problems persist despite negative consequences.
Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
Personality Disorder: Rigid patterns of maladaptive behavior that often fall way outside societal norms, that can range from mild to deeply pathological, and resistant to therapy. Personality disorders can be crippling, and deeply toxic to the sufferer, but also to those near to the sufferer. A way of thinking about personality disorders is that they are "hard-wired" into the person, if you will.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 33 years experience
Personality disorder: Persistent pattern of abnormality in mood, behavior and cognitive/perceptive functions, sufficient to cause distress or interfere with daily functions, not attributed to other psychiatric or physiological illnesses or effect of illicit substances. Symptoms are further classified depending on type of personality disorder.
Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
Personality: It depends on which personality disorder you are referring to.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 33 years experience
Personality DO: Enduring behaviors associated with significant distress or disability, which deviates from social expectations. There are difficulties with emotions, cognitions, interpersonal relations, or control of impulses.

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What exactly is the symptoms of a personality disorder?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
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Personality disorder: A personality disorder is an enduring, pervasive, and inflexible pattern of inner experience and outer behavior that differs markedly from one's culture, begins in adolescence or early adulthood, and causes distress in important areas of life (relationships, work, etc). There are 10 different types, and some symptoms may overlap. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/personality-disorders/ds00562.
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Dr. Barbara Lavi
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There are several : Personality disorders (narcissistic, borderline, obsessive compulsive, sociopathic) with different sets of symptoms. The common denominator is that people with personality disorders are comfortable with their symptoms and do not think there is anything wrong with them. Therefore it is very hard to treat them. They have no desire to change.

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