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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

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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People with Cluster A personality disorders often appear odd or eccentric.
People with cluster B personality disorders often appear overly dramatic, impulsive, emotional, and/or erratic.
Borderline personality disorder features predict negative outcomes 2 years later.
Assessment and diagnosis of personality disorders: The ICD-10 international personality disorder examination (IPDE).
Childhood traumatic experiences causing internal variations such as physical abuse, physical neglect, emotional abuse and neglect.7 This variation leave an adult at pole and its negative effects are long lasting resulting in different personality disorder among children.
Patients with histrionic personality disorder need more attention than the others, like to be seductive, and have more tendencies toward aesthetic surgeries.
The effects of the psychiatric label 'borderline personality disorder' on nursing staff's perceptions and causal attributions for challenging behaviours.
Phase 3 constituted a pilot study which was conducted on 10 diagnosed patients (4 males and 6 females) suffering from borderline personality disorder to ensure the comprehension of the instructions and items.
personality disorder (paranoid, schizoid or schizotypal personality
An Indian study by Chandrasekara et al (1998) was done on the prevalence of personality disorder on suicide attempters and was assessed on 341 survivors (93% of all survivors, over a one-year period) after their first suicide attempt from a general hospital.
The prevalence of personality disorder in schizophrenia and psychotic disorders: Systematic review of rates and explanatory modelling.
Through 37 chapters, mental health specialists from the US, Europe, Australia, Canada, and New Zealand address the theory, research, and treatment of personality disorders. Emphasizing empirical findings, chapters address conceptual and taxonomic issues, including theoretical vs.

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