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Personality Disorders

By , black-rose-bielefeld.de GuideJune 12, 2009

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According to a study published in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, an estimated 30.8 million American adults experience symptoms of at least one personality disorder. Just what are personality disorders, anyway? A personality disorder is a chronic and pervasive mental disorder that affects thoughts, behaviors and interpersonal functioning. The DSM-IV currently lists 10 different personality disorders, including borderline, antisocial and avoidant personality disorder.

You can learn more about the causes, diagnosis and treatments in this overview of personality disorders.


June 17, 2009 at 6:07 pm
(1) gerson rodriguez :

society is responsible for personality disorders.
(professionals and parents and the church)

June 18, 2009 at 5:59 am
(2) Tobie van den Bergh :

It frightenes me to accept that who an individual becomes is influenced by society, and only society. Yes, it unboubtedly plays a big role in the development of personality disorders, but so does individual choice.

June 18, 2009 at 7:32 pm
(3) gerson rodriguez :

It frightens me too but it is real.

A professor once told us that if you take a one year old cat and leave it in a forest or jungle its percentage of survival is high. If you take a child and leave in the forest or jungle its percentage of survival is low or zip.

Humans need nurture.We need guidance, models and most of all love.(Corinthians 13, please)

Most of the professional force 90% is selfish, inmature. It is beacuse of the 10% that care that we still have some sanity in this world. Imagine if the percentages changed, we would be living in Eden.

Acceptable individual choices can be made but we need them in higher percentages (in the adult professional world) if we want to see a decrease in choices that keep this world chained to evil.

University professsionals need to stop accepting B.S. as the rule. Children because either spiritual or moral responasbilty need the best from us the ?adult professionals?

June 21, 2009 at 2:41 am
(4) ngondwe joseph :

Thank u 4 your good article, i have appriciated and i like more and if you have free books send them to me.

June 27, 2009 at 10:49 pm
(5) Azim :

The social doesn?t contribute everything, its a matter on how the person take on what they get, if they take something badly, then personality disorder will commence.

August 28, 2009 at 9:18 am
(6) Tobie van den Bergh :

Good point Gerson. Also take in consideration that the kitten most likely has a genetic disposition (i.e. natural abilities) to survive the jungle. The original point I was attempting to convey, is that it is not all about blaming society. It has been recorded extensively that genes can play an important role in the development of personality disorders, so should we then not blame certain parents for procreating and mixing a genetic concoction setting society up for failure!? But what about the interaction of genes with the environment. An individual interacts actively with his or her environment. Interaction implies choice. If society is to blame, then who do you give credit for those adults that doesn?t have a personality disorder?

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