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Personality disorders

Personality disorders describe a class of mental disorders in which certain characteristics of personality and behavior are inflexible, particularly pronounced or poorly adapted. Around 10% of the world's population suffers from this mental illness. What is now called a personality disorder was previously called z. B. neurosis, hysteria or psychopathy. However, since these terms were both burdened with prejudice and unclear in terms of content, they are no longer used today. A distinction is made between the following forms:

Paranoid personality disorder

People with paranoid personality disorder are suspicious and always ready to be attacked or hurt by others. They are overly sensitive and inappropriately responsive to criticism. If they feel disadvantaged or attacked, those affected go over to counterattack.

Borderline personality disorder

Borderline personality disorder is also often called borderline syndrome or emotionally unstable personality disorder and is characterized by strong mood swings. Affected people often get angry from one second to the other or burst into tears, behave very impulsively and therefore usually have difficulties in dealing with others. Affected people usually perceive their own behavior as strange and cannot identify with themselves.

Compulsive Personality Disorder

An obsessive-compulsive personality disorder focuses on an extreme love of order and clear ideas of rules. Affected people cannot deal with it when rules are not adhered to or something is done contrary to their ideas.

Insecure Personality Disorder

People affected by insecure personality disorder behave shy and insecure in many interpersonal situations. They isolate themselves for fear of criticism or rejection, do not like to be the center of attention, and have difficulty speaking in front of people. Often they also feel that they are inferior. People are prone to developing other mental illnesses, such as anxiety disorders and depression.

Dependent personality disorder

People who suffer from an addictive personality disorder are reluctant to make their own decisions. They always need the advice and confirmation of others, have the feeling to be incompetent and do not feel able to lead an independent life.

Antisocial Personality Disorder

People with antisocial personality disorder are often aggressive, impulsive, indifferent to others, and lack a sense of guilt. Accordingly, those affected often act illegally. In this personality disorder, different types are differentiated, depending on whether one's own impulsiveness can be controlled and the feelings of others can be felt or not.

Schizotypic personality disorder

Sufferers of schizotypic personality disorder behave inappropriately and eccentrically in social situations. They live withdrawn, are usually not very emotional and have little contact with other people. In addition, the person's thinking and perception can be distorted. Sometimes people suffering from this personality disorder develop unusual ideas and beliefs.

Narcissistic Personality Disorder

People with narcissistic personality disorder have very large egos and believe that everything is about them. Affected people think they are great and overestimate themselves. They expect to be admired and find it difficult to empathize with other people's feelings. This personality disorder is often accompanied by fantasies of size.

Histrionic Personality Disorder

The histrionic personality disorder (lat. Histrio = actor) is characterized by egocentric, manipulative and extroverted behavior. Those affected have an extreme need for recognition and often stage themselves in an exaggerated, theatrical form.