Personality disorders are defined as deeply ingrained and maladaptive patterns of behavior of a specific type.
It most often appears by adolescence and causes long-term problems in personal relationships and in daily functioning. People with personality disorders have trouble dealing with everyday stresses and problems. They often have conflicted relationships with other people.
There are several forms of personality disorders including:
- Borderline Personality
- Narcissistic Personality
- Antisocial Personality
- Obsessive Compulsive Personality
- Schizoid Personality
- Schizotypal Personality
- Histrionic Personality
- Paranoid Personality
The symptoms of each personality disorder are different. They can be mild or severe. People with personality disorders may have trouble realizing that they have a problem. To them, their thoughts are normal, and they often blame others for their problems. They may try to get help because of their problems with relationships and work. Treatment usually includes specific therapeutic interventions and at times medication management.