Does My Teen Have a Personality Disorder?

29 Mar Does My Teen Have a Personality Disorder?

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Personality disorder encompasses a wide range of unique mental health conditions. If you think your teen might have a personality disorder, here are some signs and symptoms to look for, along with a comprehensive list of some of the most common diagnoses.

Does My Teen Have a Personality Disorder?

By Teen Rehab

Do you think your teen might have a personality disorder? Here are some [signs and symptoms](http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/stop-walking-eggshells/201006/borderline-personality-disorder-in-adolescents) to look for, along with a comprehensive list of some of the most common diagnoses.

  • Swift Mood Changes

    By Teen Rehab

    If your teen has frequent and fast mood changes, difficulty controlling anger or fluctuating feelings of depression or anxiety, this might be a warning sign of a personality disorder.

  • Unstable Self-Image

    By Teen Rehab

    If your teen constantly feels the need to prove themselves or push healthy boundaries of self-improvement, they might struggle with self-image in a way that is symptomatic of a personality disorder.

  • Fear of Abandoment

    By Teen Rehab

    Whether it's real or perceived, teens with a [personality disorder](http://www.teenhelp.com/teen-health/personality-disorders.html) may have an extreme fear of abandonment or rejection, leading to an intensified sense of dependency on others.

  • Issues With Paranoia

    By Teen Rehab

    An assumption that individuals have [negative intentions](https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/stop-walking-eggshells/201006/borderline-personality-disorder-in-adolescents) could be a sign of paranoia and, effectively, a personality disorder. 

  • Eccentric Thought and Behavior Disorders

    By Teen Rehab

    [Eccentric thought](http://www.teenhelp.com/teen-health/personality-disorders.html) and behavior disorder diagnoses can include Schizoid Personality Disorder, Paranoid Personality Disorder and Schizotypal Personality Disorder. 

  • Amplified Thought and Behavior Disorders

    By Teen Rehab

    [Amplified thought](http://www.teenhelp.com/teen-health/personality-disorders.html) and behavior disorder diagnoses can include Antisocial Personality Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder and Narcissistic Personality Disorder.

  • Fear and Paranoia-Based Disorders

    By Teen Rehab

    Disorders that are based out of [fear and paranoia](http://www.teenhelp.com/teen-health/personality-disorders.html) can include diagnoses such as Avoidant Personality Disorder, Dependant Personality Disorder and Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder. 

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