Personality disorders

Our personalities are made up of the way we think, feel and act. A personality disorder might be diagnosed when parts of our personality cause problems in our lives.

Overview of personality disorders

This section provides information about personality disorders. How they are diagnosed, possible causes, and where to get further information and support.

  • Personality disorders affect how you think, feel and act
  • There are different types of personality disorder
  • There is no single cause of personality disorder. It is likely to be a combination of reasons, including genetic and environmental causes
  • You can have a personality disorder alongside other mental health problems such as anxiety and depression

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