Personality Disorders

Those diagnosed with personality disorders exhibit behavior patterns that deviate extremely from the norm and can be harmful to themselves and others. Some types of personality disoders include borderline, antisocial, histrionic, schizoid, paranoid and others.  Find out more about the causes behind these disorders, symptoms and treatment methods.

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  • The Characteristics of Cluster A Personality Disorders
    Cluster A personality disorders include paranoid, schizoid, and schizotypal personality disorders. While each shares the same underlying characteristics of Cluster A personality disorders, the symptoms of each are distinct. This article discusses these characteristics and symptoms.
  • How to Treat Borderline Personality Disorder in Children
    Children with borderline personality disorder exhibit explosive and impulsive behavior, intense rage and hostility, oversensitivity and over-reaction, self-injurious behaviors, instability in relationships, and impaired thinking and reasoning. Treatment for children is similar to adults.
  • A Guide to Borderline Personality Disorder
    Treating borderline personality disorder is complex for the therapist and often challenging for the patient. This article discuss the goals of therapy and some of the therapeutic approaches used, as well as a few insights into the diagnostic criteria for the disorder.
  • What Causes Personality Disorders?
    Personality is created from variables such as genetics, environment, culture, and experiences. If any of these variables are altered or distorted, personality disorders may result.
  • Causes of Borderline Personality Disorder
    Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is easy to misdiagnose as being symptoms of Bi-polar Disorder. This article will help you properly understand BPD and the causes.
  • Understanding Anger: A Symptom of Borderline Personality Disorder
    One symptom BPD sufferers often deal with is anger. How do borderline personality disorder anger issues start and how can they be treated? Read on to find out more.
  • Top Caregiver Strategies for Narcissistic Personality Disorder
    Being a caregiver can sometimes make a person feel alone and alienated. When you are looking after a loved one it is important to save some time and energy for yourself. You are not alone in this experience or in facing these challenges. Here are some insights and tips to help you survive.
  • Spotlight on Schizotypal Personality Disorder Symptoms
    Schizotypal personality disorder results in strange, unusual behaviors, ideas and beliefs. In this article, you'll learn about the key symptoms and how they manifest in individuals afflicted with this disorder.
  • Spotlight on Paranoid Personality Disorder Treatments
    Paranoid personality disorder symptoms include distrust and constant suspicion of others. If patients are left untreated, they become self-destructive, abusive and irresponsible. The treatment options for paranoid personality disorder involve psychotherapy, group therapy and medication.
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