Personality Disorders: Signs and Symptoms

Symptoms vary widely depending on the type of personality disorder.

In general, personality disorders involve feelings, thoughts, and behaviors that do not adapt to a wide range of settings.

These patterns usually begin in adolescence and may lead to problems in social and work situations.

The severity of these conditions ranges from mild to severe.

Exams and Tests

Personality disorders are diagnosed based on a psychological evaluation. The health care provider will consider how long and how severe the person's symptoms are.