Personality Disorder

Personality d/o often co-mingles w/: substance abuse, somatozation d/o; 50% w/hx childhood abuse.

Symptoms

  • Inflexibility
  • Chronic pattern of problematic interpersonal interactions
  • Mis-perception of events & actions of others
  • Lability in responses to others & environment. Reflected in wide range of persistent behaviors over years, w/onset in early adulthood.
  • Results in difficulty w/relationships, work, following thru & adherence/acceptance of medical plans/advice.
  • Need collateral info & multiple visits to dx. These patients pose significant challenges for clinicians.

Sub-Diseases