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Personality disorders are a group of mental illnesses. They involve long-term patterns of thoughts and behaviors that are unhealthy and inflexible. The behaviors cause serious problems with relationships and work. People with personality disorders have trouble dealing with everyday stresses and problems. They often have stormy relationships with other people.

The cause of personality disorders is unknown. However, genes and childhood experiences may play a role.

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  1. Personality Disorders (National Library of Medicine)  
    Personality disorders are a group of mental illnesses. They involve long-term patterns of thoughts and behaviors that ... serious problems with relationships and work. People with personality disorders have trouble dealing with everyday stresses and problems. ...
  2. Personality disorder - borderline ... Cause of borderline personality disorder is unknown. Genetic, family, and social factors are thought to play roles. Risk factors for BPD include: Abandonment in ...
  3. Personality disorder - schizoid ... Cause of schizoid personality disorder is unknown. This disorder may be related to schizophrenia and shares many of the same risk factors. Schizoid personality ...
  4. Sociopathic personality; Sociopathy; Personality disorder - antisocial ... Cause of antisocial personality disorder is unknown. Genetic factors and environmental factors, such as child abuse, are believed to contribute to the development of ...
  5. Personality disorder - avoidant ... Cause of avoidant personality disorder is unknown. Genes or a physical illness that changed the person's appearance may play a role. About 1% of ...
  6. Personality disorder - paranoid ... Cause of paranoid personality disorder is unknown. The disorder appears to be more common in families with psychotic disorders such as schizophrenia and delusional ...
  7. Personality Disorders (Mental Health America)  
    ... family, friends, and co-workers. What is a Personality Disorder? Those who struggle with a personality disorder have ... difficult to participate in social activities. Recognizing a Personality Disorder A personality disorder must fulfill several criteria. A ...
  8. Personality disorder - obsessive-compulsive ... tends to be better than that for other personality disorders. The rigidness and control of OCPD may prevent ...
  9. ... the following types: Antisocial personality disorder Avoidant personality disorder Borderline personality disorder Dependent personality disorder Histrionic personality disorder Narcissistic ...
  10. Histrionic personality disorder is a mental health condition in which people act in a very emotional and dramatic way that ... Cause of histrionic personality disorder is unknown. Genes and ... may be responsible. It is diagnosed more often in women than in ...
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