Personality disorder

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What is personality disorder?

Personality disorders are long-term patterns of thoughts and behaviors that cause serious problems with relationships and work. There are different types of personality disorders. When it is not clear which type applies the type may be described as Personality Disorder NOS.

Common symptoms reported by people with personality disorder

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with personality disorder

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Vistaril)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
anxious mood (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Abilify)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
depressed mood (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Adderall)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
fatigue (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (1) personality disorder (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Vyvanse)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
fatigue (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Essential Oils)
Type
Other
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1) depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(BuSpar)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1) depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Librium)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)

Data from patients with personality disorder, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with personality disorder

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Vistaril)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (2 evaluations)
Side effects
rash or skin problems
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
anxious mood (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Abilify)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (5 evaluations)
Side effects
stiffness in jaw tremor in hands 1 more
Total evaluations
5
Tried for
depressed mood (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Adderall)
Perceived effectiveness
for fatigue (1 evaluation)
Side effects
drowsiness
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
fatigue (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for personality disorder (1 evaluation)
Side effects
nausea
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (1) personality disorder (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Vyvanse)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
fatigue (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
intoxicated feeling migraine headaches 1 more
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Essential Oils)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
anxious mood (1) depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(BuSpar)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
anxious mood (1) depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Librium)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with personality disorder, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has personality disorder on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 1
20s 22
30s 32
40s 53
50s 26
60s 10
70+ 0
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 33
20-29 years 11
30-39 years 6
40-49 years 4
50-59 years 2
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 28
Female 115

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 70
Not Diagnosed 17

These charts show data from personality disorder patients who have completed their condition history
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