Personality Disorders

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Personality Disorders

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Thinking Clearly About Personality Disorders

Personality problems aren’t exactly new or hidden. They play out in Greek mythology, from Narcissus to the sadistic Ares. They percolate through biblical stories of madmen, compulsives and charismatics. They are writ large across the 20th century, with its rogues’ gallery of vainglorious, murderous dictators.

Yet it turns out that producing precise, lasting definitions of extreme behavior patterns is exhausting work. It took more than a decade of observing patients before the German psychiatrist Emil Kraepelin could draw a clear line between psychotic disorders, like schizophrenia, and mood problems, like depression or bipolar disorder.

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 Thinking Clearly About Personality Disorders

Personality disorders occupy a troublesome niche in psychiatry. The 10 recognized syndromes are fairly well represented on the self-help shelves of bookstores and include such well-known types as narcissistic personality disorder, avoidant personality disorder, as well as dependent and histrionic personalities.

3 Worst personality disorder you need to know

The actual number of people afflicted may be larger than this percentage since some people with personality disorders do not seek treatment or get a formal diagnosis. This proportion may change among nations and cultures. It is crucial to note that there might be large variations in the prevalence of any individual personality disorder.

Personality Disorder Awareness Network

Personality Disorder Awareness Network (PDAN) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to increasing public awareness of personality disorders, alleviating the impact of personality disorders on families, and intervening early in the personality development of children.

PD and Me

As part of the course we are asked to carry out a project that will benefit the PD community and we decided that we want we wanted to create a website for those who have been newly diagnosed with a Personality Disorder to help them understand their diagnosis, have a place where there is a pool of resources and information around PD, discover where to find help, learn how to manage crisis, develop new coping skills, learn about treatment options and to hear from those with lived experience who you can relate to​. is a website founded and maintained by a group of clinicians and researchers dedicated to the study and practice of Transference-Focused Psychotherapy for borderline and other personality disorders.

Journal of Personality Disorders

The Journal of Personality Disorders has long been a singular forum devoted exclusively to the diagnosis and treatment of clinically significant personality disorders. The journal fosters dialogue among researchers and practitioners working from a variety of orientations and approaches, with a well established international impact.

National Education Alliance for Borderline Personality Disorder

The mission of National Education Alliance for Borderline Personality Disorder is to provide education, raise public awareness and understanding, decrease stigma, promote research, and enhance the quality of life of those affected by Borderline Personality Disorder and/or related problems, including emotion dysregulation.


Personality disorders are pervasive, maladaptive, and chronic patterns of behavior, cognition, and mood. Persons who have personality disorders experience distorted perceptions of reality and abnormal affective responses, ultimately manifesting in distress across all aspects of the individual's life, including occupational difficulties, impaired social functioning, and interpersonal hardships.

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