Personality Disorders Directory
A personality disorder is a psychiatric disorder that causes a person to act differently than the social norm and can cause serious problems with socializing or even day-to-day skills. For example, with dissociative identity disorder, or multiple personality disorder, a person has no connection with their thoughts, memories, and actions, and may be torn between two distinct personalities that control him or her. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how a personality disorder is caused, how to treat it, and much more.
Avoidant Personality Disorder: Symptoms, Treatments, and Complications
WebMD discusses the signs of avoidant personality disorder as well as treatments and complications.
WebMD looks at factitious disorders, conditions in which a person deliberately and consciously acts as if he or she -- or a loved one -- has a physical or mental illness when he or she is not really sick.
Dissociative Identity Disorder (Multiple Personality Disorder)
Dissociative identity disorder, once called multiple personality disorder, results in two or more split identities. Learn more from WebMD about the causes, symptoms, and treatment of this complex mental illness.
Antisocial Personality Disorder
People with antisocial personality disorder - ASPD - can be witty, charming, and fun to be around -- but they also lie and exploit others. WebMD looks at the causes, diagnosis, symptoms, and treatment of this disorder.
Slideshows & Images
Slideshow: Can Your Personality Affect Your Health?
Certain types of people, like optimists or extroverts, may have a few health advantages. Find out more about how some personality traits can affect you physically.
Slideshow: A Closer Look at Depression
What is depression? WebMD provides information on symptoms, tests, and treatments for many types of the disorder.