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.
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Personality disorder traits as predictors of subsequent first-onset panic disorder or agoraphobia.
In addition, a test-retest reliability study conducted at 11 academic medical centers found that the new model for borderline personality disorder had a good test-retest reliability (0.
Personality disorders are quite complex, with many different layers of factors intertwined together, affecting a person's perception, relationships and quality of life.
A total sample of 60 patients, 30 patients (15 men and 15 women) is a help seeker, and 30 patients (15 men and 15 women) who are without personality disorder.
Sulzer doesn't know whether inadequate training or other factors explain why only a couple of clinicians regarded borderline personality disorder patients as having a treatable mental condition.
Those with a primary diagnosis of anti-social personality disorder are usually chronic abusers, but not addicts.
Suggestions for a framework for an empirically based classification of personality disorder.
The inclusion of individuals diagnosed solely with severe personality disorder among those defined as seriously mentally ill, in both the PSA and SHU legislation, represents a fundamental shift away from SMI and inmates who are actively suicidal as the top priority populations for mental health services in prison.
Cognitive-behavioral therapy has been applied in the treatment of antisocial, borderline, histrionic, dependent, and obsessive-compulsive personality disorders (Andreasen & Black, 2006), including dialectic behavioral therapy, a treatment designed specifically for borderline personality disorder (Linehan, 1993).
Once in this family unit, their interpersonal schemas, expressed as personality disorder, activate and recreate the dysfunctional relationships that they experienced before incarceration.
Our findings showed that those gamblers who commit suicide had twice as many specific personality disorders as other suicide victims," said co-author Alain Lesage, also from the Universite de Montreal.
Defence experts, forensic psychiatrists Dr Rajesh Nadkarni and Dr Keith Rix, said Fathi showed features of post traumatic stress disorder and personality disorder after a reported traumatic history including abduction and repeated rape in Iran.