A 37-year-old member asked:
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what is the youngest someone can be to get diagnosed with a personality disorder?

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Dr. Lynne Weixel
36 years experience Clinical Psychology
Early Adulthood On: For a formal diagnosis of pd the features have to extend back to late adolescence or early adulthood. But they need to have become stable over years. So, at first it is thought of as a provisional dx. Personality development disorder is a term used for younger people who are seen as likely to develop a pd. Milder forms might be called traits instead of disorders.
Answered on Jun 21, 2020
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
32 years experience Psychiatry
Age & Personality: 18 years old.
Answered on Aug 6, 2015

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Personality: Official diagnosis not given before age 18

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