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General Personality Disorder

Diagnostic Criteria

A. An  enduring  pattern  of  inner  experience  and  behavior  that  deviates  markedly  from  the  expectations  of  the  individual’s  culture.  This  pattern  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,  lability,  and  appropriateness  of  emotional  response).
  3. Interpersonal functioning.
  4. Impulse control.

B. The  enduring  pattern  is  inflexible  and  pervasive  across  a  broad  range  of  personal  and social  situations.

C. The  enduring  pattern  leads  to  clinically  significant  distress  or  impairment  in  social,  occupational,  or  other  important  areas  of  functioning .

D. The  pattern  is  stable  and  of  long  duration,  and  its  onset  can  be  traced  back at  least  to  adolescence  or  early  adulthood.

E. The  enduring  pattern  is  not  better  explained  as  a  manifestation  or  consequence  of  another  mental  disorder.

F. The  enduring  pattern is  not  attributable  to  the  physiological  effects  of  a  substance (e.g.,  a drug  of  abuse,  a   medication)  or  another  medical  condition  (e.g., head  trauma).