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How to Diagnose Personality Disorders

People dealing with personality disorders are often lonely and feel disconnected from others. These types of disorders are the most challenging to treat, as they are considered intractable and imbedded deeply within the construct of the person’s development. 

Personality disorders are treatable. Success depends on accessing the right treatment and committing to it. 

According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, Fifth Edition (published in 2013), there are ten distinctive personality disorder types, which are divided into three clusters, type A, B and C. 

There is also an “other personality disorders” category which accounts for personality changes due to medical conditions and unspecified personality disorders that may not fit into a particular category. 

According to the 2001-2002 National Epidemiologic Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions, 15% of adults in the United States have a minimum of one personality disorder. 

How is Personality Disorder Diagnosed

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