Personality Disorders


General Information on Personality Disorders

Information on Personality Disorders
This website gives a brief overview of each of the personality disorders, what causes a personality disorder, and the treatments available. [Mental Health America]

Introduction to Personality Disorders
This link goes to a series of articles that will help readers understand what personality disorders are, how they are defined, and how they differ from healthy functioning.  It provides descriptions of the (1) distorted thinking patterns, (2) problematic emotional responses, (3) impulse control problems, and (4) interpersonal difficulties that come together to create personality disorders. [mentalhelp.net]

Personality disorders are grouped into three main clusters as indicated below:
Cluster A: Personality disorders defined by odd or eccentric behavior

Information on Paranoid, Schizoid, and Schizotypal Personality Disorders
This link gives further information on the personality disorders in Cluster A. [mentalhelp.net]

Cluster B: Personality disorders defined by dramatic, emotional, or erratic behavior

Information on Borderline, Histrionic, Narcissistic, and Antisocial Personality Disorders
This link gives further information on the personality disorders in Cluster B. [mentalhelp.net]

Borderline Personality Disorder

Information on Borderline Personality Disorder
This site provides a brief overview of the symptoms, treatments, and research findings related to borderline personality disorder. [National Institute of Mental Health]

Resources for Families
This site contains a variety of resources for families of those struggling with BPD, including video links to presentations and updated research. [National Education Alliance BPD]

Helping Someone with Borderline Personality Disorder
This site provides information for those helping someone with Borderline Personality Disorder. [HelpGuide.org]

Narcissistic Personality Disorder

Narcissistic Personality Disorder
This site gives important information about Narcissistic Personality Disorder, including the signs and symptoms, causes, and treatment available for the disorder. [Mayo Clinic]

Enough About You, Let's Talk About Me: How to Recognize and Manage the Narcissists in Your Life  amazon.com
Author: Dr. Les Carter
Publisher: Jossey-Bass
This 195-page book provides sound advice for dealing with people who are so highly self-absorbed they are toxic.

Cluster C: Personality disorders defined by anxious and fearful behavior

Information on Avoidant, Dependent, and Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorders
This link gives further information on the personality disorders in Cluster C. [mentalhelp.net]

"Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands. Serve the Lord with gladness: come before his presence with singing."  Psalm 100:1-2