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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Personality: Perform thorough diagnostic workup as well as history. ...Read more
What type of personality disorder mimics others, has anger issues and doesn't admit when they are wrong?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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