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Can personality disorders be prevented?

Generally speaking, personality disorders cannot be prevented. No specific cause has been pinpointed for this set of disorders, although it is believed to be a combination of genes and environment. Traumatic childhood events or childhood abuse is often believed to be a contributing factor in the onset of a personality disorder. However, even trying to identify and intervene in the lives of at-risk children may not be enough to prevent onset. Getting diagnosed as soon as possible and starting an effective treatment plan is the best way to stop the worsening of symptoms.

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