Personality Disorders

Personality disorders are patterns of thinking. They are patterns of thinking, feeling, and behaving that are unlike the typical patterns for the culture in which someone is raised. Personality disorders are influenced by culture, upbringing, and genetics.

Personality disorders are defined by the DSM-5, Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th Edition.

It includes the following personality disorders:

Because both upbringing (family) and inheritance (genetics) influence personality disorders, they can be of interest to both personal ancestry and genetic genealogy.

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