Personality disorders

A. An enduring pattern of inner experience and behavior that deviates markedly from the expectations of the individual’s culture. This patten is manifested in two (or more) of the following areas :

  1. Cognition (i.e., ways of perceiving and interpreting self, other people and events )
  2. Affectivity (i.e., the range, intensity, liability, and appropriateness of emotional response)
  3. Interpersonal functioning
  4. Impulse control.