Hey , can you help me define what is a personality disorder?
Guys, I do not think I will do well on this exam at all. I do not know anything about Personality Disorder. HELP ME PLEASE!!!
Okay, relax. We were taught in class that personality disorder is a type of mental disorder in which you have a rigid and unhealthy pattern of thinking, functioning and behaving.
Personality disorder is defined by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders -V (DSM-V) that impairs the way of thinking and feeling about oneself and others and it significantly and adversely affects how an individual functions in many aspects of life. Personality disorder has 10 distinct types which include but is not limited to paranoid personality disorder, borderline personality disorder and obsessive compulsive personality disorder. (DSM-V, 2013)
Oh yes! Personality disorder is usually manifested through someone’s genetics and environmental factors.
Good, now that it’s coming back to you, there are several symptoms in which it this disorder can be identified.
So then the signs and symptoms would be: Tendency to hold grudges, Recurring problems with the law, impulsive behavior and the list goes on (Mayo clincic, 2016)
Cluster A personality disorders Cluster A personality disorders are characterized by odd, eccentric thinking or behavior. They include paranoid personality disorder. Cluster B personality disorders Cluster B personality disorders are characterized by dramatic, overly emotional or unpredictable thinking or behavior. They include borderline personality disorder. Cluster C personality disorders Cluster C personality disorders are characterized by anxious, fearful thinking or behavior. They include obsessive-compulsive personality disorder.