Top
20
Doctor insights on: What Causes Personality Disorder

Share
1

1
What causes personality disorder?

What causes personality disorder?

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. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Andrew Berry
339 doctors shared insights

Personality Disorder (Definition)

According to the dsm IV tr, a personality disorder is: an enduring pattern of inner experience and behavior that deviates markedly from the expectations of the individual's culture, is pervasive and inflexible, has an onset in adolescence or early adulthood, is stable over time, and leads ...Read more


2

2
What causes paranoid personality disorder?

What causes paranoid personality disorder?

We don't know: Paranoid personality disorder is a psychiatric condition in which a person has a long-term distrust and suspicion of others, but does not have a psychotic disorder like schizophrenia. The cause of the disorder is unknown. However, it is more common in families with members who have psychotic disorders such as schizophrenia or delusional disorder. ...Read more

3

3
What can cause antisocial personality disorder?

What can cause antisocial personality disorder?

Big question and: not enough room to give a thoughtful reply. Here's a reference from someone who has a lot of thoughtful ideas: The Sociopath Next Door by Martha Stout, Ph.D. Shop around for the cheapest prices... ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
4

4
Are there any theories of what can cause Borderline Personality disorder ? When symptoms start showing at a young age

Are there any theories of what can cause Borderline Personality disorder ? When symptoms start showing at a young age

Yes, & they are very: complex. Research is finding genetic factors that influence biological vulnerability to BPD triggered by chronic stress & parental inability to recognize & respond to the child's distress. > 8,000 genetic disorders are associated with BPD.Deficits in specific brain functions on neuropsychological tests & abnormalities in specific areas of the brain on MRI's are found in people with BPD. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
5

5
What would be the most common causes and solutions to 'personality disorder'?

What would be the most common causes and solutions to 'personality disorder'?

Personality disorder: Biopsychosocial, to include genetics and self concept and events or experiences. Treatment is psychotherapy. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
6

6
Help please. Could almost 30 years in the military cause a personality disorder to develop?

Changes yes - not PD: No - no - no. However, thirty years in the military could certainly cause changes to one's personality -especially if associated with post traumatic stress disorder. ...Read more

7

7
What are the causes of multiple personality disorder?

What are the causes of multiple personality disorder?

Childhood abuse: Dissociative identity disorder (did) is often associated with history of severe childhood trauma or abuse -- usually happening over an extended period. This could be physical, emotional, sexual, or some combination. The dissociative aspect is a coping mechanism -- the person unconsciously dissociates himself/herself from experiences or situations that are too painful to consciously assimilate. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
8

8
What are the causes of borderline personality disorder?

Lengthy: This is a lengthy subjecct to discuss in a setting like this one. In general, severe traumas during childhood while the personality is being shaped are associated with development of bpd. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
9

9
What is the major cause of avoidant personality disorder?

Avoidant pd : Avoidant pd may reflect innate reactivity or temperment of the infant, reinforced or buffered by particular early experiences (developmental factors). Three suchexperiences are parents who use humiliation as a form of discipline or are more overtly emotionally abusive, rejection by peers in adolescence, and disfiguring scars or lesions early on. It is more treatable than other pds. ...Read more

10

10
Can avoidant personality disorder cause attention problems?

Can avoidant personality disorder cause attention problems?

Yes: The hypersensitivity to negative evaluation by others is often associated with an inability to pay attention. The reason for this is that one's attention is focused on oneself. This "self-focused attention" is both an immediate cause of the anxiety that goes with the avoidance and also a cause of the attention problem. You can't pay attention well to two things at once. ...Read more

11

11
What is antisocial personality disorder? What are the causes?

See below: People with this condition show a long standing pattern of anti-social attitudes and behaviors, including some of these: 1) lack of guilt, remorse, and care towards others; 2) minimal consideration of social norms and rules; 3) few close relationships; 4) trouble dealing with frustration and anger; and 5) a tendency to blame others. Causes are usually genetics & environmental factors combined. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
12

12
What are the causes of borderline personality disorder and what is it?

What are the causes of borderline personality disorder and what is it?

Very lengthy topic.: Causes: partially genetic, abuse, neglect, family hx of severe psych disorders or parents with severe personality disorders. It is a personality disorder in which the person feels stably unstable, is predictably unpredictable, where people around the person feel like they are walking on eggshells and their significant others feel like they can never get too close or be too far away. See wikipedia. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
13

13
What are the causes of one to develop borderline personality disorder?

Genetic, trauma: The answer is that we certainly don't know in every case. There does however seem to be a disproportionate number of people with borderline personality disorder whoexperienced sexual abuse in one or all of its many forms. Genetic factors like a family history of bipolar disorder have been put forth as possible explanations. There are some people who believe that it is a perhaps mild form of bipolar disorder. Childhood abuse and neglect both been raised likely causes. This would include extreme deprivation. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
14

14
Help please? I want to know what are the causes of borderline personality disorder?

Many theorists say: Extremely bad unresolved experiences in childhood are often cited as causes for this severe and maladaptive personality disorder. There is often a history of unpredictability and minimal, if any, security. In response, a child fails to develop the ability to maintain a stable attitude or connection to just about anything - people, work, even interests. It can look like irresponsible, but it's not. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
15

15
Could hallucinations cause borderline personality disorder?

Could hallucinations cause borderline personality disorder?

Borderline: Not likely. BPD is caused by a complex matrix of genetic factors and, typically, a history of sexual abuse. Hallucinations, on the other hand, are the cardinal symptoms of schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
16

16
Doctors, what are the causes of borderline personality disorder?

Doctors, what are the causes of borderline personality disorder?

Difficult childhoods: Imho, children who are confronted with very stressful relationships in early childhood fail to learn healthy boundaries (borders). They may alternate being rejected and being overwhelmed by inappropriate intimacy with a parent. Things are understood in extremes - awful or wonderful. This is confusing and creates insecurity. Hot/cold, on/off, lover/enemy. A middle, shade of grey is scary/boring. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
17

17
Is poor social development the cause of "avoidant personality disorder"?

Is poor social development the cause of "avoidant personality disorder"?

Multifactorial: Poor social development can result from both organic and psychological factors. This can certainly result in difficulties in interpersonal relationships, but placing specific diagnostic titles on types of human behavior tends to avoid the issue of how to correct them. ...Read more

19

19
What are different personality disorders that fall under or are caused by borderline personality disorder?

Borderline: Cluster b personality disorders are dramatic and erratic in behaviors. It includes borderline, antisocial & histrionic personalities. ...Read more

20

20
I have borderline personality disorder and depersonalization. Could this cause depersonalization and borderline personality disorder?

BPD causes depersona: The symptom of depersonalization (a sensation of being unreal) is one of the common symptoms in people who have borderline personality disorder. The depersonalization is a result of having bpd. ...Read more