Personality disorders lead to maladaptive patterns of thought and behavior. Though there are numerous personality disorders, some have shared symptoms. Once a doctor diagnoses someone with a personality disorder, the individual can begin to control and manage 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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