Definitions for "Personality disorder"
A class of mental disorders marked by inflexible and maladaptive ways of interacting with the world. go to glossary index
When personality traits are inflexible or maladaptive enough to cause distress or impairment of functioning.
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.
a COMPLEX of hundreds of separate behaviours
a marked, persistent aberration in thinking and/or feeling that causes the individual to have difficulty in relating to others and adapting to his environment
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
Keywords:  accentuation, one
an accentuation of one or more personality
Keywords:  illness, mental, type
a type of mental illness