Family members of people with borderline personality disorder share similarities in brain structure and personality traits as those diagnosed with the personality disorder. Findings may point toward a hereditary component to personality disorders.
Both grandiose and vulnerable narcissists crave high social status and recognition. Grandiose narcissists consider themselves more successful at being able to obtain high social status, while vulnerable narcissists do not believe they get the social recognition they deserve.
A comparative review of 324 global research papers concludes narcissism is a risk factor for aggression and violent behaviors. The results were similar, regardless of age, gender, education level, or country of residence.
Study reveals personality disorders and schizophrenia are the most debilitating mental illnesses to live with.
It is estimated that 1% of the general population has psychopathic traits. Among the upper echelons of corporations, up to 3.5% of employees are psychopathic, with the percentage rising for those who are chief executives. Researchers investigate how those with psychopathic traits impact the workplace for other employees, and how corporate psychopaths end up costing the economy billions of dollars due to their unethical behaviors.
Borderline personality disorder affects 5% of the population. A new study reveals people with BPD are becoming more knowledgeable about their disorder and treatments available but may find it difficult to find evidence-based help for their symptoms.
Negative personality traits and cognitive dissonance explain why some people are such sore losers that they can not concede a defeat.
Study reports arrogance and narcissism are on a spectrum. Researchers identify three types of arrogance and reveal the associated implications.
With at least 6% of the general population and up to 60% of psychiatric patients having a personality disorder, a new report looks at the biological causes and treatment options for personality disorders.
Poor air quality has been linked to higher rates of bipolar disorder and major depressive disorder. Exposure to air pollution during the first ten years of like is also associated with a more than two-fold increased risk of schizophrenia and personality disorders.
Children with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) are at increased risk of being diagnosed with a mental health problem. The risk of being diagnosed with a psychiatric condition is 1.6 times higher for those with IBD than the general population. IBD is associated with an increased risk of eating disorders, anxiety, depression, personality disorders, and ASD diagnosis. Researchers report there is also an increased risk of suicidal thoughts when the child reaches adulthood. The risk of being diagnosed with a psychiatric disorder was highest during the first year of IBD diagnosis, especially in children diagnosed with the condition before the age of 6.