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per·son·al·i·ty dis·or·der

general term for a group of behavioral disorders characterized by usually lifelong ingrained maladaptive patterns of subjective internal experience and deviant behavior, lifestyle, and social adjustment, which patterns may manifest in impaired judgment, affect, impulse control and interpersonal functioning.

personality disorder

n.
Any of a group of psychological disorders characterized by patterns of thought, behavior, and emotional response that differ from cultural norms and expectations and that cause distress or interfere with a person's ability to function at work, in relationships, and in other settings.

personality disorder

a DSM-IV psychiatry disorder characterized by disruption in relatedness. It is manifested in any of a large group of mental disorders characterized by rigid, inflexible, and maladaptive behavior patterns and traits that impair a person's ability to function in society by severely limiting adaptive potential. Some kinds of personality disorders are antisocial, borderline, and passive aggressive. See also character disorder.

personality disorder

Psychiatry Any condition characterized by individual traits that reflect ingrained, inflexible, and maladaptive patterns of behavior that cause discomfort and impair ability to function Types Antisocial, avoidant, borderline, compulsive, dependent, histrionic, narcissistic, paranoid, passive-aggressive, schizoid Clinical People with PDs in general do not take responsibility for their own lives and feelings; they tend to blame others; they have inadequate coping mechanisms for stress, difficulties in interpersonal relationships

per·son·al·i·ty dis·or·der

(pĕr'sŏn-al'i-tē dis-ōr'dĕr)
General term for a group of behavioral disorders characterized by usually lifelong, ingrained, maladaptive patterns of deviant behavior, lifestyle, and/or social adjustment that are different in quality from psychotic and neurotic symptoms; former designations for patients with these personality disorders were psychopath and sociopath.
See also: antisocial personality disorder

per·son·al·i·ty dis·or·der

(pĕr'sŏn-al'i-tē dis-ōr'dĕr)
General term for a group of behavioral disorders characterized by usually lifelong ingrained maladaptive patterns of subjective internal experience and deviant behavior, lifestyle, and social adjustment.

Patient discussion about personality 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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The pervasive pattern of personality disorder is usually overlooked and people rarely seek treatment for this specifically.
3,4) Clinicians perceive patients with personality disorders as less mentally ill, more manipulative, and more able to control their behavior than patients with other psychiatric disorders.
Zanarini rating scale for borderline personality disorder (ZAN-BPDS)14 is a proficient self-report measure that helps to measure the changes in intensity and severity of borderline psychopathology.
with borderline personality disorder, 6% with histrionic personality
Parenting Behaviors Associated With Risk for Offspring Personality Disorder during Adulthood.
A community study by Coid J, et al, in a Great Britain had found that the prevalence of personality disorder (4.
Occupational functioning and work impairment in association with personality disorder trait-scores.
Recommended Psychological and Pharmacological treatment, 2009 National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) guidelines on Borderline Personality Disorder (5,7):
Whereas the classification of personality disorders begins with historical elements (of Russian influence, rather outdated), the author continues by listing the classification and diagnostic criteria imposed by guidelines in effect today, used in current clinical practice: ICD-10 and DSM-5.
Finally, the "Predominance PD" column reports what was the predominance of items in that factor in relation to the personality disorder (PD) that the items represented.