character disorder


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char·ac·ter dis·or·der

an older term referring to a group of behavioral disorders, now replaced by a more general term, personality disorder.

character disorder

a chronic, habitual maladaptive and socially unacceptable pattern of behavior and emotional response. See also personality disorder.

char·ac·ter dis·or·der

(kar'ăk-tĕr dis-ōr'dĕr)
A term referring to a group of behavioral disorders, now replaced by a more general term, personality disorder, of which character disorders are now a subclass.

Character disorder

Another name for personality disorder.
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Patient discussion about character disorder

Q. Do you personally know anyone that's autistic? Right, I agree 1 in 150 is diagnosed with autism. Do you personally know anyone that's autistic?

A. Yes as per the latest statistics in U.S it is 1 out of 150 of kids born has autism. I know 5 kids, all friends of family; all moms were on fertility drugs to get pg. Very sad. Two of the kids are twins and besides being autistic they have cerebral palsy.

Q. Alcoholism becomes a habit in person? How does alcoholism becomes a habit in person?

A. If you think about alcohol all the time and you need it to feel good then it's a problem. If it's just a rare but pleasant action then there is no big disaster.
It may be a problem if the alcohol being the cause of depending (physical or corporial it is not just the same!)

Q. How can persons with autism learn best? The person with autism can’t concentrate on studies? How can persons with autism learn best?

A. Where have you read such a misguiding message? No one can say that the person with autism can’t concentrate on studies. They can be trained through specially-trained teachers, using specially structured programs that emphasize individual instruction; persons with autism can learn to function at home and in the community. Some can lead nearly normal lives.

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and, no doubt, thus sorted out any character disorders left lying about his skeleton closet.
My diary from this period is a document testifying that I--and many of my friends--did not feel that we had a character disorder.
Fujita ruled that an extreme character disorder could be found in the defendant, but that he was suffering no mental disorder such that he was unable to bear criminal responsibility.
The character disordered are cunning because they know themselves from within and can readily see character disorder in the countenance of one just like themselves.
They must be thinking I have some character disorder or something.
Fink was rather nihilistic about treating those with narcissistic problems that culminate in narcissistic character disorder.
Dual diagnosed" is the term applied to people with mental retardation who also experience substance abuse, mental illness, and/or character disorders.
Not all inmates with such character disorders make trouble, but those who do make working in the unit very tough.
What you have is people with character disorders playing college football,'' he said.
Sometimes these are pathologized not as evil but as the so-called personality disorders, previously called character disorders.
Depression, posttraumatic stress disorder, and character disorders abound in this population.
The Cult Worship and the Warriors concludes with a cautionary description of distinguishing features of cult leaders - notably their magnetism, and the common prevalence of negative character disorders among them, even psychopathy - and an explanation of why people are lured to join exploitive cults.