Abnormal Psychology

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Types of Personality Disorder: The Complete List

Personality Disorder

What are the different types of personality disorder? A personality disorder is characterized by an enduring pattern of behaviors that deviate from the social norms. However, such enduring behavioral pattern impairs individual’s functioning. People with personality disorder are sometimes perceived as weird. They may find difficulty in relating to others and social situations. They have …

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Personality Change Due to Another Medical Condition

personality change due to another medical condition

What is personality change due to another medical condition? Personality change due to another medical condition is not really a form of mental disorder that is developed across the life span. Rather, it is an output or effect of another medical condition. According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), (published by …

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Dependent Personality Disorder Symptoms

Dependent Personality Disorder

What is dependent personality disorder? Dependent personality disorder (DPD) is a disorder that is characterized by a pervasive and excessive desire to be taken care. People with dependent personality disorder are submissive and afraid of separation. They feel like they can’t live or survive without other people’s help. People with dependent personality disorder find difficulty …

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Narcissistic Personality Disorder Symptoms

Narcissistic Personality Disorder

What is narcissistic personality disorder? Some people call it “narcissist personality disorder” or “narcissist personality”. However, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) formally called it a narcissistic personality disorder. The essential feature of this disorder is the long pattern of grandiosity and demand for constant admiration while lacking empathy. But people with …

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Histrionic Personality Disorder Symptoms

Histrionic Personality Disorder Symptoms

What is histrionic personality disorder? A histrionic personality disorder is characterized by attention seeking behavior and emotionality. A person who has histrionic personality disorder tends to be the center of attention and would feel uncomfortable when unappreciated. People with this disorder tend to draw the attention of new acquaintances enthusiastically through flirtatiousness. But if they …

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How Do You Know You Have Borderline Personality Disorder

Borderline Personality Disorder

What is borderline personality disorder? Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a mental disorder that is characterized by instability in mood, and behavior. These characteristics often impair a person’s relationship and daily functioning. People with BPD experience anger episodes, intense anxiety, and depression that may last for hours to days. The instability is the main feature …

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