personality disorder

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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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Antisocial, compulsive, paranoid, schizoid, and passive-aggressive personality disorders 3.
Nace, Davis, and Gaspari (1991) examined 100 inpatients in a substance abuse treatment program and found that 57% had at least one personality disorder; borderline, histrionic, and passive-aggressive personality disorders were the most prevalent, and patients with personality disorders were more extensively involved in substance abuse than those without personality disorders.
The proportion of dependent and passive-aggressive personality disorders was 4.8% and 3.7%, respectively In addition, the prevalence rate of any cluster C personality disorder avoidant, passive-aggressive and obsessive-compulsive personality disorders were significantly greater in the POPD group than that in the control pregnant women without PD (Table 2).

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