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Avoidant personality disorder

People with avoidant personality disorder appear shy and timid. They avoid people and situations because they fear negative judgement by others.

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Antisocial personality disorder

People with antisocial personality disorder are sometimes called 'psychopaths'. They tend to disregard the law or other people’s rights.

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Histrionic personality disorder

People with histrionic personality disorder can seem highly dramatic and approval seeking, with a desire to be the centre of attention.

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Personality disorders

Learn more about the diagnoses and treatments for personality disorders, such as borderline personality and narcissistic personality.

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Personality disorders: an overview

Personality disorder refers to a long-term pattern of thinking and behaviour that causes distress, making it difficult to function in everyday life.

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Treatment for personality disorders

The first step towards getting support and treatment for a personality disorder is speaking with a mental health professional.

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Borderline personality disorder (BPD)

Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a mental disorder affecting people’s thoughts and behaviours, making it difficult to cope with life.

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Narcissistic personality disorder (NPD)

People with narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) may appear arrogant, with an inflated self-image and disregard for the feelings of others.

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Personality disorders: symptoms, diagnosis, causes

Every personality disorder has its unique symptoms and behaviours. Someone may display some of these traits but not have a personality disorder diagnosis.

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Causes of narcissistic personality disorder (NPD)

Although it is not known what causes narcissistic personality disorder (NPD), it is probably a mixture of genes, early childhood experiences and psychological factors.

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Causes of borderline personality disorder (BPD)

As with most mental disorders, causes of Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) are not completely understood. Learn more about the mental health disorder.

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