Personality disorders are a group of mental illnesses that affect the mind rather than the body. When someone has a personality disorder, the way they think, respond to situations, and interact with others is often impaired. The impairment can reach a point that someone with this disorder finds it hard to have relationships, work, go to school, or carry out the normal functions of life. They may be unable to deal with the common stresses that occur in everyday life.
- Q What causes personality disorders?
- Q What is a neurotic personality?
- Q Do I just have an odd habit, or might I have a personality disorder?
- Q What is the treatment for avoidant personality disorder?
- Q What is the rate of incidence for personality disorders?
- Q Do personality disorders affect children differently than adults?