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Definition of a Personality Disorder, List of Psychological Disorders

Abstract: Short definition of a personality disorder: A personality disorder is a personality trait that is pervasive and intrusive and leads to distress and impairment.

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Definition of a Personality Disorder, List of Psychological Disorders

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Written by: Martin Winkler
First version: 22 Jul 2008.
Latest revision: 31 Jul 2008.

What is a personality Disorder? How is personality disorder different from other mental disorders? Give a list of personality disorders.


Personality disorders are mental disorder with inflexible, enduring, maladaptive patterns of adjustment to life that cause either subjective distress or significant impairment of adaptive functioning.

The DSM-IV: Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (American Psychiatric Association) defines a personality disorder as an enduring pattern of inner experience and behavior that

  • deviates markedly from the expectation of the individual's culture,
  • is pervasive and inflexible,
  • has an onset in adolescence or early adulthood,
  • is stable over time, and
  • leads to distress or impairment.
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