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personality disorder



October 2010

Teen Schizotypal Personality Disorder

by Staff, on at risk youth, personality disorder, Schizotypal Personality Disorder, teen disorders, teen personality disorder, Teen Schizotypal Personality Disorder

Schizotypal Personality Disorders falls under eccentric types of personality disorders. Teens with Schizotypal Personality Disorder often act strange; also can show very strange thinking patterns and even appearances. One trait common for people with this personality disorder is that they have very odd beliefs and often are superstitious. They have tendencies of distorting reality and have difficulties with forming relationships. Schizotypal Personality Disorder looks like a mild form of schizophrenia,…



October 2010

Teen Narcissistic Personality Disorder

by Staff, on at risk youth, narcissistic personality disorder, personality disorder, teen disorder, Teen Narcissistic Personality Disorder, teen NPD, teen personality disorder

A rare form of personality disorder which has been given some media attention lately is NPD or Narcissistic Personality Disorder. This is the only personality disorder which has got nothing to do with genetics, in fact this is a learn behavior and a learned personality disorder which start in the early teens. Teens with NPD begin to have grandiose fantasies and grand views of themselves. Approximately 1% of the total…



October 2010

Teen Avoidant Personality Disorder

by Staff, on at risk youth, AvDP, Avoidant Personality Disorder, personality disorder, teen AvDP, Teen Avoidant Personality Disorder, teen disorders, teen personality disorder

“Avoidant personality disorder (AvPD)[1] (or anxious personality disorder)[2] is a personality disorder recognized in the DSM-IV TR handbook in a person over the age of eighteen years as characterized by a pervasive pattern of social inhibition, feelings of inadequacy, extreme sensitivity to negative evaluation, and avoidance of social interaction.” As taken from Wikipedia. AvPD or Avoidant personality Disorder is a mental condition that causes a person…



October 2010

Teen Antisocial Personality Disorder

by Staff, on Antisocial Personality Disorder, APD, at risk youth, personality disorder, Teen Antisocial Personality Disorder, Teen APD, teen disorders, teen personality disorder

Most of us have seen antisocial teens, but we rarely think that this may have to do with some disorder. Well, it is rare, but there is a disorder called Antisocial Personality Disorder or APD which is mostly prevalent with teenagers. APD can be inherited or it can manifest itself due to environmental causes. is a lifelong disorder that usually starts before the puberty and usually affects men. It usually…