personality disorder

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personality disorder

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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

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(Psychiatry) psychiatry any of a group of mental disorders characterized by a permanent disposition to behave in ways causing suffering to oneself or others
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Noun1.personality disorder - inflexible and maladaptive patterns of behavior
folie, mental disorder, mental disturbance, psychological disorder, disturbance - (psychiatry) a psychological disorder of thought or emotion; a more neutral term than mental illness
maladjustment - the condition of being unable to adapt properly to your environment with resulting emotional instability
antisocial personality disorder, psychopathic personality, sociopathic personality - 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lack of affect; capable of violent acts without guilt feelings (`psychopathic personality' was once widely used but was superseded by `sociopathic personality' to indicate the social aspects of the disorder, but now `antisocial personality disorder' is the preferred term)
schizoid, schizotypal personality - characterized by symptoms similar to but less severe than schizophrenia
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personality disorder

per·son·al·i·ty dis·or·der

n. trastorno de la personalidad, término general para un grupo de trastornos de conducta caraacterizados por alteración de los patrones de percepción y cognición;
attention deficit disorder___ de falta de atención;
depression disorder___ de depresión;
addictive disorder___ de adicción;
adjustment disorder___ de ajuste;
cyclothymic disorder___ ciclotímico;
eating disorder___ de deglución;
mood disorder___ de cambios emocionales;
panic disorder___ de pánico;
phobic disorder___ de fobias. V. cuadro en la página 256.