character disorder


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character disorder

[′kar·ik·tər dis′ȯrd·ər]
(psychology)
A pattern of behavior and emotional response that is socially disapproved or unacceptable, with little evidence of anxiety or other symptoms seen in neuroses.
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He's a long-term drug abuser and he's got a character disorder.
3 petty bench ruled unanimously that an extreme character disorder could be found in the defendant, but that he was suffering no mental disorder such that he was unable to bear criminal responsibility.
You are believing all the psychoanalytic bullshit about how you have a character disorder and how homosexuality is always pathological.
Nine percent had oppositional defiant disorder or a character disorder.
As opposed to someone with a character disorder, who thinks that everything's someone else's fault.
It is about family dysfunction, character disorder and self-destructive behavior.
He is being crushed by the weight of publicity and his own, childish character disorder.
Al Guilani told the court that he enclosed to the case file a few reports which stated that the defendant suffered from a mental illness of which the symptoms are character disorder, change in the mood, tension, in addition to the loss of will and responsibility over things.
Cases represent examples of complex problems such as character disorder with masochistic features, emotionally unstable personality with psychotic potential, and schizoid with marked hypochondriacal features.
Continually I read more and more writers who use generalizations similar to Duberman's: "We [homosexuals] were sick; we had a character disorder .
The Character Clock: Countdown For Your Child To Character Development Or Character Disorder by developmental psychologist C.
But ychiatrist Dr Philip Joseph said his study of Gonzalez convinced him the killer had a character disorder but was NOT mentally ill.