Introduction | Dimensional Models for Personality Disorders | Cluster A Personality Disorders | Cluster B Personality Disorders | Cluster C Personality Disorders
This section begins with a general definition of Personality
Disorder that applies to each of the 10 specific Personality Disorders.
A Personality Disorder is an enduring pattern of inner experience
and behavior that deviates markedly from the expectations of the
individual's culture, is pervasive and inflexible, has
an onset in adolescence or early adulthood, is stable over time,
and leads to distress or impairment. The Personality Disorders included
in this section are listed below.