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An enduring, rigid pattern of inner experience and outward behavior that repeatedly impair an individual's sense of self, emotional experiences, goals, capacity for empathy, and/or capacity for intimacy.
Paranoid Personality Disorder
A personality disorder marked by a pattern of distrust and suspiciousness of others.
Schizoid Personality Disorder
A personality disorder characterized by persistent avoidance of social relationships and little expression of emotion.
Schizotypal personality disorder
A personality disorder characterized by extreme discomfort in relationships, odd forms of thinking and perceiving, and behavioral eccentricities.
antisocial personality disorder
A personality disorder marked by a general pattern of disregard for and violation of other people's rights.
borderline personality disorder
A personality disorder characterized by repeated instability in interpersonal relationships, self-image, and mood and by impulsive behavior.
histrionic personality disorder
A personality disorder characterized by a pattern of excessive emotionality and attention seeking. Once called hysterical personality disorder.
narcissistic personality disorder
A personality disorder marked by a broad pattern of grandiosity, need for admiration, and lack of empathy.
avoidant personality disorder
A personality disorder characterized by consistent discomfort and restraint in social situations, overwhelming feelings of inadequacy, and extreme sensitivity to negative evaluation.
dependent personality disorder
A personality disorder characterized by a pattern of clinging and obedience, fear of separation, and an ongoing need to be taken care of.
obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
A personality disorder marked by such an intense focus on orderliness, perfectionism, and control that the individual loses flexibility, openness, and efficiency.
personality disorder trait specified (PDTS)
A personality disorder currently undergoing study for possible inclusion in a future revision of DSM-5. Individuals would receive this diagnosis if they display significant impairment in their functioning as a result of one or more very problematic traits.
a set of uniquely expressed characteristics that influence our behaviors, emotions, thoughts and interactions.
"odd" personality disorders
a cluster of personality disorders that consists of the paranoid, schizoid, and schizotypal disorders.
Dramatic Personality Disorders
a cluster of personality disorders includes the antisocial, borderline, histrionic, and narcissistic personality disorders.
A number of theorists use this theory to explain borderline personality disorder. this view says that the disorder results from a combination of internal forces.
the brain structure so closely tied to fear and other negative emotions, of which borderline personality disorder has been linked to certain biochemical abnormalities, such as an over reactive amygdala.
the brain region linked to planning, self-control, and decision-making.
dialectical behavior therapy
integrative treatment for borderline personality disorder in which the approach is similar to the cognitive behavioral model and includes a number of the same behavioral and cognitive techniques.
"anxious" personality disorders
the cluster of "anxious" personality disorders includes the avoidant, dependent, and obsessive-compulsive personality disorders in which people with these patterns typically display anxious and fearful behavior.
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