Personality Disorders

Personality Disorders

What are personality disorders?

For persons without a personality disorder, personality traits are patterns of thinking, reacting, and behaving that remain relatively consistent and stable over time. Persons with a personality disorder display more rigid and maladaptive thinking and reacting behaviors that often disrupt their personal, professional, and social lives.

What are the most common types of personality disorders?

Generally, personality disorders are divided into three subtypes (or clusters), and include the following:

Cluster A: odd/eccentric
Cluster B: dramatic/erratic
Cluster C: anxious/inhibited

Examples of odd/eccentric (Cluster A) personality disorders

Examples of dramatic/erratic (Cluster B) personality disorders

Examples of anxious/inhibited (Cluster C) personality disorders

Treatment for personality disorders

Specific treatment for each personality disorder will be determined by your physician based on:

Personality disorders are often difficult to treat and may require long-term attention to change the inappropriate behavior and thought patterns. Treatment may include:

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