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  Narcissistic personality disorder - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Narcissistic personality disorder is a "cluster B" personality disorder.
As opposed to patients with borderline personality disorder, the self-image of the Narcissist is stable.
Narcissists and patients with antisocial personality disorder are both considered to lack empathy and remorse, and to be deceitful and interpersonally exploitative.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Narcissistic_Personality_Disorder   (1559 words)

 MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia: Antisocial personality disorder
Personality disorders are chronic behavioral and relationship patterns that interfere with a person's life over many years.
The cause of antisocial personality disorder is unknown, but genetic factors and child abuse are believed to contribute to the development of this condition.
Antisocial personality disorder is considered one of the most difficult of all personality disorders to treat.
www.nlm.nih.gov /medlineplus/ency/article/000921.htm   (465 words)

 Borderline Personality Disorder Encyclopedia Articles @ NaturalResearch.org (Natural Research)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
Many who are labeled with 'Borderline Personality Disorder' feel it is unhelpful and stigmatizing as well as simply inaccurate, and there are many proposals for the term to be changed or done away with.
The disorder is often poorly understood by psychiatrists and some psychiatrists simply refuse to accept BPD patients due to their instability (missed appointments, difficulty dealing with them).
Victims of this disorder may be very intelligent, loving people with strong personalities in terms of holding opinions and defending their ideas, but their self-image is damaged and they seek fulfilment sometimes in very bad environments.
www.naturalresearch.org /encyclopedia/Borderline_personality_disorder   (2819 words)

 Dr. Koop - Paranoid personality disorder
Paranoid personality disorder is a psychiatric condition characaterized by extreme distrust and suspicion of others.
Personality disorders are chronic patterns of behavior that cause lasting problems with work and relationships.
The cause of paranoid personality disorder is unknown, but it appears to be more common in families with psychotic disorders like schizophrenia and delusional disorder, which suggests a genetic influence.
www.drkoop.com /ency/93/000938.html   (224 words)

 Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder is a condition characterized by a chronic preoccupation with rules, orderliness, and control.
This disorder tends to occur in families and thus may have a genetic component.
It should not be confused with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), which is another psychiatric condition that shares some symptoms with obsessive-compulsive personality disorder.
www.utmedicalcenter.org /encyclopedia/000942.htm   (206 words)

 Multiple personality disorder
Multiple personality disorder, or MPD, is a mental disturbance classified as one of the dissociative disorders in the fourth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV).
Unlike depression or anxiety disorders, which have been recognized, in some form, for centuries, the earliest cases of persons reporting DID symptoms were not recorded until the 1790s.
In women, the primary personality is often timid and passive, and may be diagnosed as depressed.
www.healthatoz.com /healthatoz/Atoz/ency/multiple_personality_disorder.jsp   (2041 words)

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