Mental Health UK
Personality disorders


This section tells you what personality disorders are, what the symptoms are, and where you can get further information and support.

  • A personality disorder can affect how you cope with life, manage relationships, how you behave, and how you feel.

  • There are different types of personality disorders.

  • There is no single cause of personality disorder. It is likely to be a combination of reasons, including genetic and environmental causes.

  • You can have a personality disorder alongside other mental health problems such as anxiety and depression.

This section covers:

  1. What are personality disorders?

  2. What are the different types of personality disorder and how are they diagnosed?

  3. What causes personality disorders?

  4. Where can I get further information and support?

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