As defined in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5), a personality disorder is an enduring pattern of inner experience and behavior that differs markedly from the expectations of the individual's culture, is pervasive and inflexible, has an onset in adolescence or early adulthood, is stable over time, and leads to distress or impairment.
Although the most common etiologies for personality disorders are multifactorial, these conditions may also be secondary to biological, developmental, or genetic abnormalities, and individuals may have more than one personality disorder.
Do you know key aspects of these disorders? Refresh and test your knowledge with this short quiz.
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Cite this: Stephen Soreff. Fast Five Quiz: Personality Disorders - Medscape - Jan 09, 2019.