Personality Disorders

Personality disorders involve a pattern of behavior that differs significantly from what is normal in a particular society and an inability to adapt to general life changes. They include paranoid personality disorder, borderline personality disorder (BPD), and various dissociative disorders. Passive aggressive behavior is closely associated with personality disorders.

Personality Disorders

Personality Disorders – Causes, Signs and Symptoms

Also called: Cluster C Personality Disorders, Cluster A Personality Disorders, Cluster B Personality Disorders Summary Personality disorders are conditions in which a person struggles to deal with other people and acts in a manner that is inflexible and not well-suited to coping with the demands and changes of life. Personality disorders typically begin during adolescence …

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passive aggressive

Passive Aggressive – Signs and symptoms of passive aggression

Also called: Passive Aggressive Behavior, Passive Aggression, Passive Aggressive Personality Disorder Summary Passive-aggressive behavior occurs when a person passively requests and/or demands made of them rather than directly confronting the situation. People who are passive-aggressive resist responsibility and may channel their resentment into behavior such as procrastination, inefficiency or forgetfulness. These behaviors allow individuals to …

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borderline personality disorder

Borderline Personality Disorder

Summary Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a condition that causes patients to have periods of unstable emotions that can seriously affect their quality of life. Patients with BPD have great difficulty controlling their emotions and impulses, and may experience frequent mood swings. As a result, patients tend to have unstable relationships and are distressed by …

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Dissociative Identity Disorder

Dissociative Identity Disorder – Causes, Signs and Symptoms

Also called: DID, Multiple Personality Syndrome, Multiple Personality Disorder, Split Personality Disorder Summary Previously known as multiple personality disorder (MPD), dissociative identity disorder (DID) is a very rare dissociative disorder in which two or more distinct identities (alters) control a patient’s thoughts and behaviors. DID is thought to result from a failure or inability to integrate identity, memory and …

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Dissociative Disorders

Dissociative Disorders – Causes, Signs and Symptoms

Also called: Dissociation Disorders Summary Dissociative disorders occur when people frequently escape reality by suppressing their memories or taking on other identities. This dissociation occurs when a group of normal mental processes becomes separated from other mental processes. Dissociative disorders may occur suddenly or gradually, and may be temporary or chronic in nature. Dissociation is …

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