Personality disorders are psychological diseases that lead to maladaptive patterns of thought, behavior, cognition, and inner experience. Though there are numerous personality disorders, they have some shared symptoms. If a doctor correctly diagnoses a personality disorder, an individual can control and modify their symptoms with medication, therapy, or a combination of the two.
A common trait of individuals with personality disorders is unpredictable behavior, with no constant or typical reaction. They are more likely to make impulsive decisions and may be prone to odd habits such as walking in a specific direction or eating food in a specific order. A deviation from their set patterns can elicit a strong, negative reaction.
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