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Personality disorders : Introduction , Symptoms , Causes , Risk Factors , Prevention




A mental disturbance may be a 
sort of mental disorder during which you've got a rigid and unhealthy pattern of thinking, functioning and behaving. A person with a mental disorder has trouble perceiving and concerning situations and other people . This causes significant problems and limitations in relationships, social activities, work and faculty.

In some cases, you'll not realize that you simply have a mental disorder because your way of thinking and behaving seems natural to you. And you may blame others for the challenges you face.

Personality disorders usually begin within the 
teenage years or early adulthood. There are many types of personality disorders. Some types may subsided obvious throughout time of life.



Personality is that the 
combination of thoughts, emotions and behaviors that creates you unique. It's the way you view, understand and relate to the surface world, also as how you see yourself. Personality forms during childhood, shaped through an interaction of:


Ø    Your genes. Certain personality traits could also be passed on to you by your parents through inherited genes. These traits are sometimes called your temperament.

Ø    Your environment. This involves the surroundings you grew up in, events that occurred, and relationships with family members and others.

Personality disorders are thought to be caused by a mixture 
of those genetic and environmental influences. Your genes may cause you to susceptible to developing a mental disorder, and a life situation may trigger the particular development.


Risk factors

Although the precise explanation for 
personality disorders isn't known, certain factors seem to extend the danger of developing or triggering personality disorders, including:


Ø  Family history of personality disorders or other mental illness

Ø  Abusive, unstable or chaotic family life during childhood

Ø  Being diagnosed with childhood conduct disorder

Ø  Variations in brain chemistry and structure



Personality disorders can significantly disrupt the lives of both the affected person and people 
who care that person. Personality disorders may cause problems with relationships, work or school, and may cause social isolation or alcohol or substance abuse.


What Are the Different Types of Personality Disorders?

There are numerous different types of personality disorders. They are grouped into three clusters based on similar characteristics and symptoms. Some people may have signs and symptoms of multiple personality disorders.


Cluster A: Suspicious


Ø     Paranoid personality disorder - People with paranoid personality disorder are very distrustful of others and suspicious of their motives. They also tend to hold grudges.


Ø     Schizoid personality disorder - People with this type of disorder display little interest in forming personal relationships or partaking in social interactions. They usually don’t pick up on normal social cues, so they can seem emotionally cold.


Ø     Schizotypal personality disorder - In schizotypal personality disorder, people believe they can influence other people or events with their thoughts. They often misinterpret behaviors. This causes them to have inappropriate emotional responses. They may consistently avoid having intimate relationships.


Cluster B: Emotional and Impulsive


Ø    Antisocial personality disorder - People with antisocial personality disorder tend to manipulate or treat others harshly without expressing remorse for their actions. They may lie, steal, or abuse alcohol or drugs.


Ø     Borderline personality disorder - People with this type of disorder often feel empty and abandoned, regardless of family or community support. They may have difficulty dealing with stressful events. They may have episodes of paranoia. They also tend to engage in risky and impulsive behavior, such as unsafe sex, binge drinking, and gambling.


Ø     Histrionic personality disorder - In histrionic personality disorder, people frequently try to gain more attention by being overly dramatic or sexually provocative. They are easily influenced by people and are extremely sensitive to criticism or disapproval.


Ø    Narcissistic personality disorder - People with narcissistic personality disorder believe that they are more important than others. They tend to exaggerate their achievements and may brag about their attractiveness or success. They have a deep need for admiration, but lack empathy for other people.


Cluster C: Anxious


Ø    Avoidant personality disorder - People with this type of disorder often experience feelings of inadequacy, inferiority or unattractiveness. They usually dwell on criticism from others and avoid participating in new activities or making new friends.


Ø     Dependent personality disorder - In dependent personality disorder, people heavily depend on other people to meet their emotional and physical needs. They usually avoid being alone. They regularly need reassurance when making decisions. They may also be likely to tolerate physical and verbal abuse.


Ø    Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder - People with obsessive-compulsive personality disorder have an overwhelming need for order. They strongly adhere to rules and regulations. They feel extremely uncomfortable when perfection isn’t achieved. They may even neglect personal relationships to focus on making a project perfect.



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