Advertisement

What causes personality disorders?

The causes for personality disorders are believed to be genes and circumstances in one's environment. Genes are suspected as some think these disorders are inherited. Others feel it is the events and occurrences in one's life, particularly early childhood, that cause the development of these disorders. It also may be a combination of the two, in which one's environmental circumstances make a person who is susceptible, due to genetic makeup, more likely to develop one of these disorders.

Continue Learning about Personality Disorders

Do I just have an odd habit, or might I have a personality disorder?
Deborah DavisDeborah Davis
The following are general symptoms of a personality disorder. If you have any of these symptoms, ple...
More Answers
What are some characteristics of avoidant personality disorder?
Michael J. Mufson, MDMichael J. Mufson, MD
Those with avoidant personality disorder are hesitant, tense, fearful, self-deprecating, and exceedi...
More Answers
What Brain Exercises Can Help People with Personality Disorders?
What Brain Exercises Can Help People with Personality Disorders?
How Can I Set Priorities If I Am a Perfectionist?
How Can I Set Priorities If I Am a Perfectionist?

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.