Having a personality disorder or supporting someone who has one can feel like a very challenging thing- however isn't as hopeless as outdated information around the net would lead us to believe. There is hope for coping & healing. Trying to find the kindest information on the net, I hope that you find the links provided here supportive & helpful on your journey to wellness!
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What is a personality disorder?
" Personality disorders in general are pervasive, enduring patterns of perceiving, reacting, and relating that cause significant distress or functional impairment. Personality disorders vary significantly in their manifestations, but all are believed to be caused by a combination of genetic and environmental factors.
Many gradually become less severe with age, but certain traits may persist to some degree after the acute symptoms that prompted the diagnosis of a disorder abate. Diagnosis is clinical. " - Merckmanuals.com