Personality Disorders

Personality Disorders

Schizotypal Personality Disorder

Schizotypal Personality Disorder

Schizotypal personality disorder is characterized by severe social anxiety, paranoid ideation, derealization, transient psychosis, and often very unconventional beliefs. People with this condition may react oddly in conversations, not respond, or talk to themselves. They will likely have a very difficult time with forming and maintaining ...
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Depressive Personality Disorder

Depressive Personality Disorder

Depressive personality disorder is a somewhat controversial diagnosis as it is currently not recognized as an actual personality disorder. It was originally included in the (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders) DSM-II, but it was later removed from the more recent DSM-III and DSM-III-R ...
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Self-Defeating Personality Disorder

Self-Defeating Personality Disorder

Self-defeating personality disorder is categorized as an unspecified personality disorder, along with sadistic and passive-aggressive personality disorder, among others. People suffering from this condition will endure a great amount of unnecessary suffering. They will often go out of their way to ensure that their life ...
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Paranoid Personality Disorder

Paranoid Personality Disorder

Paranoid Personality Disorder is categorized as a cluster A (odd) personality disorder that is characterized by a pervasive distrust and suspiciousness of others such that their motives are interpreted as being malevolent, beginning by early adulthood and being present in many different contexts. People suffering ...
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Passive Aggressive Personality Disorder

Passive-Aggressive Personality Disorder

Passive-aggressive personality disorder is categorized as an unspecified personality disorder, along with haltose, depressive, self-defeating, psychopathic, and sadistic personality disorder. According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV), passive-aggressive personality disorder as a "pervasive pattern of negativistic attitudes and passive resistance to demands ...
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Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder (OCPD)

Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder (OCPD)

Obsessive compulsive personality disorder is a mental illness characterized by having a persistent concern with perfectionism, orderliness, excessive attention to details, control over one's environment, relationships, as well as their own thoughts. Such a pursuit for perfection does not come without a price. Besides being ...
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Sadistic Personality Disorder

Sadistic Personality Disorder

Sadistic personality disorder is a mental illness characterized by experiencing pleasure, typically sexual arousal, by inflicting pain upon someone or humiliating them in some way. This mental illness is somewhat controversial as it was last seen in the DSM-III-R, but was removed from the more recent DSM-IV, ...
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Antisocial Personality Disorder

Antisocial Personality Disorder

Antisocial personality disorder, also called sociopathy, is a mental illness characterized by having no regard for other people's well-being. They will ignore the rights and feelings of other people and are typically unable to truly empathize. They also will not show any sort of guilt ...
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histrionic personality disorder

Histrionic Personality Disorder

Histrionic personality disorder is characterized by being easily influenced by others, constant attention-seeking, emotional instability, and an intense desire to seek the approval of others. People who suffer from this mental disorder will often take on the role as the "life of the party" at ...
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Dependent Personality Disorder

Dependent Personality Disorder

Dependent personality disorder is characterized by feelings of being overdependent on other people in an attempt to meet emotional needs, as well as going to great lengths to try and please others. Dependent personality disorder is one of the most commonly diagnosed personality disorders. This ...
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