personality disorder


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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

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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
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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lack of affect; capable of violent acts without guilt feelings (`psychopathic personality' was once widely used but was superseded by `sociopathic personality' to indicate the social aspects of the disorder, but now `antisocial personality disorder' is the preferred term)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.
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Minister for Mental Health Martin Foley announced almost $10 million in funding for the Personality Disorder Initiative, which is now being delivered at six Victorian health services including Alfred, Monash, Melbourne, Barwon and Goulburn Valley Health Services and Forensicare.
A person with a personality disorder usually develops his or her perceptions, beliefs, and ways of responding to others early in life.
Sophie Oldfield said that the mom of two might have also suffered from a narcissistic personality disorder.
Moreover, personality disorder renders the treatment of a co-existing psychiatric or medical condition more com plex, longer and less li kely to be successful.5 ICD-10 divides personality disorders into 9 subtypes i.e., paranoid, schizoid, dissocial, emotionally unstable - impulsive type, emotionally unstable-borderline type, histrionics, anxious (avoidant), anankastic and dependent personality disorders.2
Conclusion: Childhood traumatic experiences contribute to personality disorder later in life among young adults through maladaptive schemas.
There are 14 personality disorder scales in MCMI-III, which include: 1, schizoid; 2A, avoidant; 2B, depressive; 3, dependent; 4, histrionic; 5, narcissistic; 6A: antisocial; 6B, aggressive (sadistic); 7, compulsive; 8A, passive-aggressive (negativistic); 8B, masochistic and severe personality disorders (Schizotypal); 8C, borderline; and P, paranoid.
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In the course of recent two decades, borderline personality disorder (BPD) has got the center place in the psychiatric and psychological issues.
San Luis Obispo, CA, August 24, 2017 --(PR.com)-- This week, a mother in New Orleans took matters into her own hands in an effort to educate Family Court Judges on Cluster B personality disorders (antisocial, narcissistic and borderline personality).
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