- defined by personality that is often rigid, and unhealthy on how they think and behave.
- made over a long period of time. start in teenage years, early adulthood
- patients are unable to see faults.
Cluster A – paranoid, schizoid personality. more distressed. unjustified beliefs. odd.
Cluster B – dramatic, emotional, unpredictable behaviour. Anti-social. Narcissistic.
Cluster C – anxious, timid, avoidance, OCD. Low self esteem.
Disorder is treated with psychotherapy.
Patients can be admitted for safety reasons (if needed)
See a psychiatrist or psychologist.