personality disorder

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A class of mental disorders characterized by rigid and on-going patterns of thought and action
Mental disorder that is marked by deeply ingrained and lasting patterns of inflexible, maladaptive, or antisocial behaviour to the degree that an individual's social or occupational functioning is impaired. Rather than being illnesses, personality disorders are enduring and pervasive features of the personality that deviate markedly from the cultural norm. They include the dependent, histrionic, narcissistic, obsessive-compulsive, antisocial, avoidant, borderline (unstable), paranoid, and schizoid types. The causes appear to be both hereditary and environmental. The most effective treatment combines behavioral and psychotherapeutic therapies (see behaviour therapy; psychotherapy)
personality disturbance, psychological disorder expressed in an individual's behavior
inflexible and maladaptive patterns of behavior
borderline personality disorder
Exhibiting behavior that borders between neurosis and psychosis
borderline personality disorder
A disorder characterized by extreme black and white thinking and turbulent relationships. ICD-9: 301.83
multiple personality disorder
A dissociative identity disorder
antisocial personality disorder
A personality disorder characterized by smooth social skills and a lack of guilt about violating social rules and laws and taking advantage of others (p 559)
antisocial personality disorder
This disorder is characterized by a long-standing disregard of other people's rights, often crossing the line and violating those rights
antisocial personality disorder
a condition characterized by antisocial behavior (such as lying, stealing, and sometimes violence), callous disregard for the rights and feelings of others, lack of social emotions (guilt and shame), and impulsivity; previously called psychopathic or sociopathic personality
antisocial personality disorder
A personality disorder characterized by chronic antisocial behavior and violation of the law and the rights of others
antisocial personality disorder
a personality disorder characterized by amorality and lack of affect; capable of violent acts without guilt feelings (`psychopathic personality' was once widely used but was superseded by `sociopathic personality' to indicate the social aspects of the disorder, but now `antisocial personality disorder' is the preferred term)
antisocial personality disorder
A disorder in which individuals tend to display no regard for the moral and ethical rules of society or the rights of others
histrionic personality disorder
A psychological disorder characterized by excessive emotionality and attention-seeking behavior
multiple personality disorder
or dissociative identity disorder Rare condition in which two or more independent and distinct personality systems develop in the same individual. Each personality may alternately inhabit the person's conscious awareness to the exclusion of the others, but one is usually dominant. The various personalities typically differ from one another in outlook, temperament, and body language and give themselves different first names. The condition is generally viewed as resulting from dissociative mental processes that is, the splitting off from conscious awareness and control of thoughts, feelings, memories, and other mental components in response to situations that are painful, disturbing, or somehow unacceptable to the person experiencing them. Treatment is aimed at integrating the disparate personalities back into a single and unified personality
personality disorder


    per·son·al·i·ty dis·or·der

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    pırsınälîti dîsôrdır


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