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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".
Acute schizophrenia shows increased NMDA-R antibody prevalence

Acute schizophrenia shows increased NMDA-R antibody prevalence

Study confirms brain differences between people with BPD and those without

Study confirms brain differences between people with BPD and those without

Dopamine synthesis increased in patients at high risk for psychosis

Dopamine synthesis increased in patients at high risk for psychosis

Report describes 2 brain underpinnings of emotion dysregulation in borderline personality disorder

Report describes 2 brain underpinnings of emotion dysregulation in borderline personality disorder

Cannabis use may worsen illness course in bipolar disorder

Cannabis use may worsen illness course in bipolar disorder

First Edition: December 21, 2012

First Edition: December 21, 2012

Bipolar and borderline personality disorder associated with unemployment

Bipolar and borderline personality disorder associated with unemployment

Bipolarity common in major depressive episode patients

Bipolarity common in major depressive episode patients

Anterior insular cortex associated with human empathy

Anterior insular cortex associated with human empathy

Men with childhood ADHD have multiple disadvantages throughout their lifetime

Men with childhood ADHD have multiple disadvantages throughout their lifetime

MDD with subthreshold hypomania ‘should be merged with bipolar II’

MDD with subthreshold hypomania ‘should be merged with bipolar II’

MDD with subthreshold hypomania ‘should be merged with bipolar II’

MDD with subthreshold hypomania ‘should be merged with bipolar II’

High personality disorder comorbidity rates identified in anxiety

High personality disorder comorbidity rates identified in anxiety

Childhood abuse linked to thalamus size in violent mental health patients

Childhood abuse linked to thalamus size in violent mental health patients

Bullying linked with borderline personality disorder in children

Bullying linked with borderline personality disorder in children

Borderline personality disorder ‘not linked to psychosis transition’

Borderline personality disorder ‘not linked to psychosis transition’

Borderline personality disorder ‘not linked to psychosis transition’

Borderline personality disorder ‘not linked to psychosis transition’

Patients with mental health issues overwhelm ERs

Patients with mental health issues overwhelm ERs

New treatment model of psychotherapy now listed on SAMHSA's national registry

New treatment model of psychotherapy now listed on SAMHSA's national registry

New BAP guidelines target treatment of substance abuse, addiction

New BAP guidelines target treatment of substance abuse, addiction