The cluster of “dramatic” personality disorders includes:
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Narcissistic personality disorder
The behaviors of people with these disorders are so dramatic, emotional, or erratic that it is almost impossible for them to have relationships that are truly giving and satisfying
- These personality disorders are more commonly diagnosed than the others
- Only antisocial and borderline personality disorders have received much study
- The causes of the disorders are not well understood
- Treatments range from ineffective to moderately effective
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