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Personality disorders, formerly referred to as character disorders, are a class of personality types and behaviors that the American Psychiatric Association (APA) defines as "an enduring pattern of inner experience and behavior that deviates markedly from the expectations of the culture of the individual who exhibits it".
New methodology for understanding psychiatric symptoms

New methodology for understanding psychiatric symptoms

Psychotherapeutic approach for youth who have suffered physical or sexual abuse

Psychotherapeutic approach for youth who have suffered physical or sexual abuse

Former inmates who receive social support have better mental health, study finds

Former inmates who receive social support have better mental health, study finds

Research highlights physical changes in the brain of self-injuring teen girls

Research highlights physical changes in the brain of self-injuring teen girls

Excessive use of social media through visual postings linked to increase in narcissistic traits

Excessive use of social media through visual postings linked to increase in narcissistic traits

Many people have trouble understanding differences between OCD and OCPD

Many people have trouble understanding differences between OCD and OCPD

Scientists receive Young Investigator Grants from Brain & Behavior Research Foundation

Scientists receive Young Investigator Grants from Brain & Behavior Research Foundation

Researchers understand how we assess our own levels of commitment and those of others

Researchers understand how we assess our own levels of commitment and those of others

Childhood adversity associated with impaired social cognition in adults with major psychiatric disorders

Childhood adversity associated with impaired social cognition in adults with major psychiatric disorders

Study reaffirms success of conditional release programs for criminally insane individuals

Study reaffirms success of conditional release programs for criminally insane individuals

Brain exhibits similar changes in both ADHD and emotional instability disorders

Brain exhibits similar changes in both ADHD and emotional instability disorders

Study evaluates overlap in risk factors for substance initiation and SUD

Study evaluates overlap in risk factors for substance initiation and SUD

Patient's self-evaluation of personality disorders not as far off as previously perceived

Patient's self-evaluation of personality disorders not as far off as previously perceived

Study: Symptoms of borderline personality disorder tend to worsen around menses

Study: Symptoms of borderline personality disorder tend to worsen around menses

Study shows lack of follow-up care for patients with concussion

Study shows lack of follow-up care for patients with concussion

Brain stimulation may offer new way to prevent suicide in people with hard-to-treat depression

Brain stimulation may offer new way to prevent suicide in people with hard-to-treat depression

Study sheds new light on role of childhood abuse in chronic depression

Study sheds new light on role of childhood abuse in chronic depression

Scientists investigate factors that influence social stigma of mental illness

Scientists investigate factors that influence social stigma of mental illness

Researchers outline new diagnostic model for mental illness

Researchers outline new diagnostic model for mental illness

Psychiatrist explains how the brain blocks memory to help get through traumatic event

Psychiatrist explains how the brain blocks memory to help get through traumatic event