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    Could you please help me with an assignment by providing me with a short introduction about personality disorders and the reasons for their occurrence.

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    According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of the American Psychiatric Association, Fourth Edition, a personality disorder is "an enduring pattern of inner experience and behavior that differs markedly from the expectations 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 in social, occupational, or other important areas of functioning." A personality disorder is a long-standing and maladaptive pattern that is inflexible and pervasive ...

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    This solution provides an introduction to personality disorder, outlines the different categories of these disorders, lists the DSM4 definition of personality disorders, and explains what its causes are.