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Trastornos de la personalidad - Overview

Definición:

Son un grupo de afecciones psiquiátricas en las cuales los comportamientos, emociones y pensamientos prolongados (crónicos) de una persona son muy diferentes a las expectativas de su cultura y causan serios problemas con las relaciones interpersonales y el trabajo.

Causas, incidencia y factores de riesgo:

Las causas de los trastornos de personalidad se desconocen; sin embargo, se cree que muchos factores genéticos y ambientales juegan un papel en su desarrollo.

Los profesionales en salud mental clasifican estos trastornos en los siguientes tipos:

  • Reviewed last on: 11/14/2010
  • Linda Vorvick, MD, Medical Director, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, University of Washington School of Medicine; and David B. Merrill, MD, Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.

Referencias

Blais MA, Smallwood P, Groves JE, Rivas-Vazquez RA. Personality and personality disorders. In: Stern TA, Rosenbaum JF, Biederman J, Rauch SL, eds. Massachusetts General Hospital Comprehensive Clinical Psychiatry. 1st ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Mosby Elsevier;2008:chap 39.

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