Personality traits are enduring patterns of perceiving, relating to, and thinking about the environment and oneself, and are exhibited in a wide range of important social and personal contexts. It is only when personality traits are inflexible and maladaptive and cause either significant functional impairment or subjective distress that they constitute personality disorders. The manifestations are usually recognizable by adolescence or earlier and continue through most of adult life.
A heterogeneous group of disorders, listed separately on Axis II, regarded as longstanding, inflexible, and maladaptive personality traits that impair social and occupational functioning.
Enduring patterns of pathological subjective experience and behavior based in personality development, rather than in some specific disease entity.
long-standing, inflexible, maladaptive patterns of thought and behavior that begin in adolescence or early childhood and impair social or occupational functioning. The 10 personality disorders currently recognized in the DSM-IV are paranoid (see above), schizoid, schizotypal, antisocial, borderline, histrionic, narcissistic, avoidant, dependent and obsessive-compulsive.
A diagnostic category on axis II of the DSM-IV characterized by rigid, maladaptive personality petterns that cause personal distress or inability to get along with others. There are 10 different personality disorders, 3 of which are: Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder (OCPD), and schizoid personality disorder.
Behavior syndromes characterized by maladaptive personality patterns that result in chronically dysfunctional perceptions, thoughts, and behaviors.
It is common for someone with a personality disorder to be impulsive, have high levels of sensitivity, be aggressive, attention seeking and overly dependent on others. However there is a lot of debate about this disorder. The World Health Organisation defines them as "deeply ingrained and enduring behaviour patterns, manifesting themselves as inflexible responses to a broad range of personal and social situations." (see also Borderline Personality Disorder).
A major deviation from normal patterns of behavior.
Personality disorders form a class of mental disorders that are characterized by long-lasting rigid patterns of thought and behavior. 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.
Refers to habitual ways of seeing and relating to self and the environment that are so fixed and rigid as to cause a significant degree of personal distress, and limits the individual's ability to effectively cope with the day-to-day demands of life's situations.
a class of mental disorders characterized by deeply ingrained, often inflexible, maladaptive patterns of relating, perceiving, and thinking of sufficient severity to cause either impairment in functioning or distress
Psychological disorders characterized by personality patterns that cause the inability to get along with others.