II. Types

  1. Cluster A Personality Disorder (Odd or eccentric)
    1. Paranoid Personality (Pervasive mistrust)
    2. Schizoid Personality (Socially detached)
    3. Schizotypal Personality (Socially isolated, distorted perception)
  2. Cluster B Personality Disorder (dramatic, emotional, eratic)
    1. Histrionic Personality (Dramatic, Attention seaking)
    2. Borderline Personality (Unstable, impulsive)
    3. Antisocial Personality (Discounts others, no empathy)
    4. Narcissistic Personaility (Needs admiration)
  3. Cluster C Personality Disorder (anxious or fearful)
    1. Avoidant Personality (Socially inhibited, inadequate)
    2. Obsessive Compulsive Personality (order, perfection)
    3. Dependent Personality (Submissive, separation fear)

III. References

  1. Ward (2004) Am Fam Physician 70(8):1505-12 [PubMed]
  2. Tomb (1992) Psychiatry, p. 147-52

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