Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Personality Disorder Symptoms

Symptoms of personality disorder include:

  • Anger or hostility
  • Difficulty controlling impulses
  • Depression
  • Difficulty with personal relationships
  • Inflexibility
  • Lack of emotion
  • Mood swings
  • Poor social performance:
    • Limited ability to adapt to difficult social situations
  • Paranoid behavior
  • Poor occupational performance
  • Tendency to blame others
  • Inability to cope with everyday life

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Last Updated: May 4, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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