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    Personality Disorders and Treatment

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    How would you define personality disorders? What is an example of a personality disorder? Is it possible to manage and effectively treat this disorder? Why or why not?

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    A personality disorder is defined by the American Psychiatric Association (APA) as "an enduring pattern of inner experience and behavior that deviates markedly from the expectations of the culture of the individual who exhibits it".

    What does this mean? It is essentially that a person suffers from chronic psychological disorder that has a negative impact on all aspects of a person's life, where their personality deviates from the way that other people in society behave. Some of the most common psychological features that a person with a personality disorder exhibits include: disturbances in self-image; ability to have successful interpersonal relationships; appropriateness of range of emotion, ways of perceiving themselves, others, and the world; and difficulty possessing proper impulse control. ...

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    This solution provides definitions, examples, and treatments for personality disorders in 528 words.