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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. Borderline Personality Disorder From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Mental Health)  
    What is borderline personality disorder? Borderline personality disorder is a serious mental illness marked by unstable moods, behavior, and relationships. In 1980, the Diagnostic ...
  6. 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 ...
  7. Personality Disorders (Merck & Co., Inc.)  
    ... omitted are schizoid, paranoid, histrionic, and dependent. Schizotypal personality disorder: People with schizotypal personality disorder are socially withdrawn ...
  8. 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 ...
  9. Borderline Personality Disorder From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Mental Health)  
    What is Borderline Personality Disorder? Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a serious mental illness marked by unstable moods, behavior, and relationships. In 1980, the ...
  10. Personality disorder - obsessive-compulsive ... tends to be better than that for other personality disorders. The rigidness and control of OCPD may prevent ...
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