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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".
Sharper picture than previously available of major depressive disorder

Sharper picture than previously available of major depressive disorder

Psychiatric disorders represent an independent risk factor for delay in cancer diagnosis

Psychiatric disorders represent an independent risk factor for delay in cancer diagnosis

Mother’s depression linked with an increased risk of antisocial behavior in children

Mother’s depression linked with an increased risk of antisocial behavior in children

Survey finds that many recover from alcoholism

Survey finds that many recover from alcoholism

Sméagol, a 587 year old, hobbit-like male of no fixed abode had issues

Sméagol, a 587 year old, hobbit-like male of no fixed abode had issues

Psychiatrically ill and nicotine-dependent individuals consume 70 percent of all cigarettes smoked in the United States

Psychiatrically ill and nicotine-dependent individuals consume 70 percent of all cigarettes smoked in the United States

Personality disorder symptoms can change with time

Personality disorder symptoms can change with time

Estimated 30.8 million American adults meet standard diagnostic criteria for at least one personality disorder

Estimated 30.8 million American adults meet standard diagnostic criteria for at least one personality disorder

Having a good time can strengthen different centres in the brain and help it grow healthy brain cells

Having a good time can strengthen different centres in the brain and help it grow healthy brain cells

Perfectionism bad for your health

Perfectionism bad for your health

Compulsory community treatment orders (CTOs) alone do not reduce admissions to psychiatric hospital

Compulsory community treatment orders (CTOs) alone do not reduce admissions to psychiatric hospital

Public Health Advisory for medical professionals with patients on anti-depression medication

Public Health Advisory for medical professionals with patients on anti-depression medication