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Multiple personality disorder

A dissociative disorder in which the individual adopts two or more distinct personalities. Each personality is a fully integrated and complex unit with memories, behavior patterns and social friendships. Transition from one personality to another is sudden. [from MeSH]

MedGen UID:
44520
Concept ID:
C0026773
Mental or Behavioral Dysfunction
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Personality disorder

An abnormality of mental functioning affecting the personality and behavioural tendencies of an individual and characterized by a rigid and unhealthy pattern of thinking and behavior. The definition of a personal disorder implies that the abnormality is not the result of damage or insult to the brain or from another psychiatric disorder. [from HPO]

MedGen UID:
506663
Concept ID:
CN167801
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Personality disorder

Personality disorders are a group of mental illnesses. They involve long-term patterns of thoughts and behaviors that are unhealthy and inflexible. The behaviors cause serious problems with relationships and work. People with personality disorders have trouble dealing with everyday stresses and problems. They often have stormy relationships with other people. The cause of personality disorders is unknown. However, genes and childhood experiences may play a role. The symptoms of each personality disorder are different. They can mild or severe. People with personality disorders may have trouble realizing that they have a problem. To them, their thoughts are normal, and they often blame others for their problems. They may try to get help because of their problems with relationships and work. Treatment usually includes talk therapy and sometimes medicine.  [from MedlinePlus]

MedGen UID:
45827
Concept ID:
C0031212
Mental or Behavioral Dysfunction

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