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.

Essential Books on Personality Disorders

Personality disorders are a class of personality traits and behavioral tendencies that are pervasive, relatively inflexible and are often associated with impairments in individual functioning. Read on for a list of essential books for each type of personality disorder.

What is Borderline Personality Disorder?

Borderline personality disorder is characterized by instabilities in moods, relationships self-image and behavior. The process of devaluing then idealizing others is explained in this article as is the impact this has on interpersonal relationships.

Multiple Personality Disorder Symptoms

Multiple personality disorder symptoms include chronic pains, audio hallucinations, amnesia, a persistent sense of unreality, mood swings and the development of one or more altered personalities. Patients can also suffer from depression and substance abuse.