An inflexible and maladaptive trait which can cause significant impairment in social or occupational functioning. Such disorders are recognizable by adolescence and tend to persist throughout adult life.
Mental disorder characterized by inflexible, deeply ingrained, maladaptive patterns of adjustment to life that cause either subjective distress or significant impairment of adaptive functioning; manifestations are generally recognizable in adolescence or earlier. Currently diagnosed personality disorders include paranoid, schizoid, schizotypal, histrionic, narcissistic, borderline, avoidant, dependent, and obsessive-compulsive. See also: Treatment
There are many different personality disorders, and symptoms vary from one personality disorder to another. Generally, personality disorders can be characterized by inflexible and maladaptive behaviors, as well as social difficulties, subjective distress, or problems functioning. Personality disorders can be clustered into three different groupings â€“ odd or eccentric behaviors; dramatic, emotional or erratic behaviors; and anxious or fearful behaviours.
An pervasive and enduring pattern of subjective experience and outward behavior that deviates from normal cultural expectations which starts at or before adolescence and is typically associated with significant interpersonal dysfunction and personal distress
A nonpsychotic illness characterized by enduring patterns of perceiving, relating to, and thinking about oneself and the environment in ways that are maladaptive. The individual uses inflexible behavior patterns to fulfill his or her own needs and attain self-satisfaction, often at the expense of others and society in general. Results in significant functional impairment and/or subjective distress.
a group of disorders in which patterns of perceiving, relating to, and thinking about one's self and one's environment interfere with the long-term functioning of the individual, often manifested in deviant behavior and lifestyle
also known as Borderline Personality Disorder, is a disorder of relating to others and to self. Most people have a fairly flexible personality that allows them to adapt to a variety of circumstances, people and events. Persons with personality disorders, however, do not. Their rigid personality style is pervasive and chronic and causes problems in work, social and intimate relationships. Psychiatric medications and some forms of psychotherapy have proven effective in alleviating suffering if not as a 100% “cure.” www.nami.org/Content/ContentGroups/Helpline1/ Borderline_Personality_Disorder_(BPD).htm
A deeply ingrained, inflexible, maladaptive pattern of relating, perceiving and thinking, serious enough to cause distress or impaired functioning. Personality disorders are usually recognizable by adolescence or earlier, continue throughout adulthood and become less obvious in middle or old age. Examples of formally identified personality disorders are antisocial, borderline, compulsive, histronic, dependent, narcissistic, paranoid, passive-aggressive, schizoid and schizotypal.
A disorder with deeply ingrained and maladaptive patterns of behaviour, persisting through many years, usually commencing in adolescence. The abnormality of the behaviour must be sufficiently severe that it causes suffering, either to the patient or to other people or both.
Generally, any disorder characterized by behavior that causes impaired social functioning. The term, however, has been used to describe a very wide range of psychological disorders in both more general and more specific ways than the definition given above.
A deeply ingrained and maladjusted pattern of behavior that persists for many years. It is usually well established in later adolescence or early adulthood. The abnormality of behavior is serious enough to cause suffering either to the person involved or to other people.
A group of disorders characterized by pathological trends in personality structure. It may show itself by lack of good judgment or poor relationships with others, accompanied by little anxiety and no personal sense of distress.
Personality disorders form a class of mental disorders that are characterized by long-lasting rigid patterns of thought and actions. Because of the inflexibility and pervasiveness of these patterns, they can cause serious problems and impairment of functioning for the persons who are afflicted with these disorders.
a severe disturbance in the characterological constitution and behavioural tendencies of the individual, usually involving several areas of the personality, and nearly always associated with considerable personal and social disruption
A disputed classification which does not fit into any obvious diagnostic category.. The term is sometimes used to describe a person who has difficulty coping with life and whose behaviour persistently causes distress to themselves or others. Many people believe that there is no such thing as PD.