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Personality disorders
Broad outlines
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The goal is not to detail and explain for a long time the different personality disorders but trying to emphasize essential features of each disorder

For the DSM IV, there are ten (10) personality disorders

  1. "Paranoid Personality" is characterized by a pervasive distrust and suspiciousness of others such that their motives are interpreted as malevolent. (lack of confidence)
  2. "Schizoid Personality" is characterized by a detachment from social relationships and an "emotional coldness" (alone without real friends)
  3. "Schizotypal Personality" is characterized by relationship problems, by cognitive or perceptual distortions and eccentricities of behavior (imaginary world)
  4. "Antisocial Personality" is characterized by disregard for and violation of the rights of others (psychopathy)
  5. "BorderIine Personality" is characterized by problems to control their emotion, impulsivity, interpersonal relationships, self-image. ("over-emotional")
  6. "Histrionic Personality" is characterized by excessive emotionality and attention seeking. ("look at me")
  7. "Narcissistic Personality" is characterized by grandiosity (in fantasy or behavior), need for admiration, and lack of empathy(love himself)
  8. "Avoidant Personality" is characterized by social inhibition, feelings of inadequacy, and hypersensitivity to negative evaluation (don't match up)
  9. "Dependent Personality" is characterized by excessive need to be taken care of that leads to submissive behavior. (not really independent)
  10. "Obsessive-Compulsive Personality " is characterized by preoccupation with orderliness, perfectionism, and mental and interpersonal control. (prisoner of behaviors)
In the DSM III there was another personality disorder. This has been removed from the Personality Disorders section (presumably due to low interrater reliability)
    "Passive aggressive" is characterized by passive resistance to demands
This presentation of personality disorder is personal, for official definition, please read the DSM


Beck. Cognitive Effects and typical beliefs in personality disorders
(Cognitive Therapy of Personality Disorders)


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Warning:
All the information in this site is aimed at helping people understand a "rather particular" and puzzling kind of disease
But more especially, to support everyone affected by it, sick or not.  In any case, it is ESSENTIAL to see a therapist who specialises in this field they can confirm or give an alternative diagnosis
The name of what you’ve got doesn’t matter so much, getting the right treatment for the right patient does
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last update july 2007
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Author, Alain Tortosa, psychotherapist, founder president of the Aapel
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