The term personality disorder can refer to a number of mental health disorders in which a person’s behaviors and emotional state are chronically different from societal expectations, causing potentially serious problems with work and relationships. There are many specific types of personality disorders. In general, personality disorders are conditions in which a person’s range of emotions, thought processes, and behaviors is not adaptable to a wide range of situations.
Symptoms of Personality Disorders
The symptoms of personality disorders may result in self-destructive tendencies, including severely negative emotions, anger, shame, self-harm, and chaos in relationships in both personal and work settings. A personality disorder can make working extremely difficult.
Specific types of personality disorders include paranoid personality disorder, schizoid personality disorder, schizotypal personality disorder, antisocial personality disorder, borderline personality disorder, histrionic personality disorder, narcissistic personality disorder, avoidant personality disorder, dependent personality disorder, and obsessive-compulsive personality disorder.
SSD Benefits and Personality Disorders
If a personality disorder keeps you from working for at least 12 months, you should apply for Social Security Disability benefits. If you have questions about your claim for Social Security Disability or SSI call Berger and Green for a free evaluation of your case. When choosing an attorney for your Social Security Disability claim or SSI, choose an attorney with experience. Call Berger and Green at 1-(412) 661-1400 for your free consultation today.
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