Personality Disorders Change Over Time
'Flamboyants' Get Better, Others Get Worse
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Darwin says her clinical experience backs Tyrer's finding that untreated personality disorders become worse in elderly people.
"Good mental health is flexibility," Darwin says. "Personality disorder speaks to an inflexibility of reactions. All the stresses of aging rigidify us. As we age we become more of who we are, and if that is something difficult, well, we become a pain in the neck."