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What is a personality disorder.?

What is a personality disorder.?

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. ...Read more

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Dr. Andrew Berry
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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


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Could you explain what is a "personality disorder"?

Clusters of traits: Usually diagnosed at 18+ (as an individual is still developing and finding their identity before then), personality disorders are made up of long -enduring, stable, clusters of traits. These traits are often maladaptive and can cause distress to the individuals and/or those involved with the individual. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what is organic personality disorder?

OPD: Personality disorders presenting with symptoms of the disorder, plus some organic or physical factors have been identified as possible cause of the symptoms or attributed to them. ...Read more

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Can anyone please tell what is dissociative personality disorder?

See below: You had another question about being diagnosed with schizophrenia. The confusion may arise as in the past schizophrenia was referred to as "split personalities". Ultimately, you should work with your doc and family to assess if the treatment is helping. Information below might help as well: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001925/. ...Read more

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How can you determine what type of personality disorder you have?

Personality: Perform thorough diagnostic workup as well as history. ...Read more

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What type of personality disorder mimics others, has anger issues and doesn't admit when they are wrong?

Well....: Sorry, those behaviors can be seen in a number of personality disorders & are not specific for just one. ...Read more

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What is psychopathic personality disorder like?

What is psychopathic personality disorder like?

Politicians?: Dsm-v: individuals are arrogant and self-centered, feel privileged and entitled.They have an exaggerated sense of self-importance and are primarily motivated by self-serving goals.  they seek power over others and will manipulate, exploit, deceive, con, or otherwise take advantage of others, in order to inflict harm or to achieve their goals.  they are callous and have little empathy for others. ...Read more

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