Personality Disorder

A personality disorder is a type of mental disorder in which you have a rigid and unhealthy pattern of thinking, functioning and behaving. A person with a personality disorder has trouble perceiving and relating to situations and people.


Cluster Number:
Wiki Number: PW162
Diagnosis: Personality Disorder(s)-Classifications and Lists
US Patients: This entry is “PW162” just because that number falls on “Personality” in the alphabetical listing.
World Patients:
Sex Ratio: This entry contains the general classifications of personality disorders: paranoid, schizoid, schizotypal, antisocial, borderline
Age Onset: histrionic, narcissistic, avoidant, dependent, and obsessive-compulsive personality disorders.
Brain Area:
Symptoms: Enduring maladaptive behaviors of individuals but violating the local, social norms
Causes: This entry provides several different perspectives and their respective listings of the various types of personality disorders.
Medications: This entry does not describe the characteristics of any individual diagnosis as this set of overviews is designed to do.
Therapies: No symptoms, progression, cause, medication nor therapy is provided for any specific diagnosis.

Youtube Video:

Short Films about Mental Health-Personality Disorders

Amazon or Library Book:

Diagnosis and Treatment of Personality Disorders

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Support Group:; 800-9506-6264

(National Alliance on Mental Illness)


The world-wide medical research
reports chosen for each diagnosis 

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PubMed article’s summary-abstract.