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“Dramatic” Personality Disorders

CLUSTER B:

The cluster of “dramatic” personality disorders includes:

cluster b

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

clusters

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