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Will a domestic violence victim develop a personality disorder?

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Dr. Evan Altman
Psychiatry
9 doctors agree

In brief: Personality disorder

Pds are enduring maladaptive patterns of behavior, experience, and thinking in which the person is markedly different than those in his/her culture.
The problems start early, there is probably a hereditary aspect, significant childhood experience aspect as well. Domestic violence could contribute depending on how chronic or severe; other factors would be support system, role models, treatment.

In brief: Personality disorder

Pds are enduring maladaptive patterns of behavior, experience, and thinking in which the person is markedly different than those in his/her culture.
The problems start early, there is probably a hereditary aspect, significant childhood experience aspect as well. Domestic violence could contribute depending on how chronic or severe; other factors would be support system, role models, treatment.
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Dr. Craig Westin
Clinical Psychology
2 doctors agree

In brief: No

Personality disorders are developed during childhood due to many factors.
Adults living in domestic violence can develop poor self esteem, depression, anxiety and other symptoms due to prolonged stress but not a personality disorder.

In brief: No

Personality disorders are developed during childhood due to many factors.
Adults living in domestic violence can develop poor self esteem, depression, anxiety and other symptoms due to prolonged stress but not a personality disorder.
Dr. Craig Westin
Dr. Craig Westin
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