What are Personality Disorders?

Personality disorders are a type of mental health condition characterized by struggles with self and interpersonal functioning and distinct, pathological personality traits. Some of the most common personality disorders include schizoid personality disorder, dissociative identity disorder, and obsessive compulsive personality disorder among others.

There are three ‘clusters’ of personality disorders. Use the links below to learn more about each of the personality disorders.

Cluster A: Odd thinking and eccentric behavior

Cluster B: Highly emotional and dramatic behavior

Cluster C: Excessively fearful and anxious behavior