personality disorder

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Related to Cluster C personality disorders: Cluster B personality disorders, Cluster A personality disorders, Anxious personality disorder

personality disorder

[‚pərs·ən′al·əd·ē dis‚ȯrd·ər]
(psychology)
Any of various disorders characterized by abnormal behavior rather than by neurotic, psychotic, or mental disturbances.
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Cluster C personality disorders are treatable and those individuals who have them often present for help.
Empirical research on treatment of Cluster C personality disorders is limited and cross-cultural, as well as gender-related research on this subject is even more restricted; resulting in an inability to generalize conclusions drawn from the available literature.
It is imperative that more research be conducted on the effectiveness of short-term and long-term treatment methods for Cluster C personality disorders with attention paid to gender and diversity issues.