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Personality Disorders and Their Types

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A personality disorder is a complex mental health condition that involves disruptive behavior, mood, and thinking patterns, causing a distorted perception of reality – requiring treatment from an outpatient mental health clinic in Baltimore, Maryland.

Below are its clusters and their characteristics:

    • Cluster A
      In this group are personality disorders characterized by unconventional behavior, such as difficulty trusting, believing that people will take advantage of you, and difficulty making close relationships. Included in this cluster are Paranoid, Schizoid, and Schizotypal personality disorders.
    • Cluster B
      This group belongs to disorders with dramatic and unpredictable symptoms — like endangering others without remorse; selfishness; believing you are better than anyone else; expecting to become the center of attention; unaccepting criticisms; or having suicidal thoughts and self-harming behavior. In this cluster are Antisocial, Narcissistic, and Histrionic personality disorders. It also includes Borderline personality disorder — a developmental disability in Maryland.
    • Cluster C
      This is a group of personality disorders of fear and anxiety. It includes the feeling of inferiority — avoiding development in relationships for fear of rejection, thinking something bad will happen if things don’t go your way, and agreeing on things or ideas you dislike to gain applause and acceptance. In this group are Avoidant, Dependent, and Obsessive-Compulsive personality disorders.

    There is no known cure or way to prevent personality disorders, but mental health professionals can help manage the symptoms.

    People with these kinds of mental conditions can rely on medication management to reduce symptoms. And A&E Healthcare Services, Inc. can help with that.

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