Personality disorders are pathological character variants

Written by: Dr. Enrique Guerra Gómez
Edited by: Top Doctors®

Personality disorders are pathological character variants. People who suffer have behaviors, emotions and different thoughts to those established culturally, which often leads to difficulties in establishing social relations. The most common are the paranoid, schizoid, antisocial, borderline, histrionic, narcissistic, avoidant, dependent and obsessive. Depressive disorder is increasingly being accepted by the scientific community.

personality disorders

Characteristics of personality disorders:

A) A permanent pattern in the way of perceiving oneself and outward behavior that deviates from the individual's culture and environment.

B) affects the way we think, reason, feel, will, impulses, etc., affecting relations with the environment.

C) it is unchanged if left untreated and affects the labor, social , family, etc.

D) begins in adolescence or young adults and lifelong.

Some are caused by diseases that affect the central nervous system, substance or are secondary to mental disorders such as schizophrenia, or traumatic experiences (eg. wars, attack, etc.). But the vast majority are related to the development of the way of being of the individual, influenced by experiences in the family, school, social environment, etc.

There are no drugs that can change the way of being of a person, only given if there are complications, such as depression, anxiety, etc.. The main treatment is individual, group or mixed Psychotherapy. In some cases the features are dimmed in the Third Age, but at other times, and if other diseases (such as cerebral deficit irrigation) appear, may be exacerbated.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dr. Enrique Guerra Gómez

Currently coordinator Feeding Disorders Unit at the Hospital of Santa Cristina (Madrid ), Dr. Guerra Gomez has extensive training experience, academic and teaching as a psychiatrist. His activities as a professional you have even earned the Gold Medal for services to health madrilena granted by the Regional Ministry of Health.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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