Personality Disorders – DSM-5 Resource For Writers


Are you thinking about creating a character with a personality disorder?

If you know the basics of personality disorders, you can create more interesting characters for your stories.

We hope this table, with references from The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition, helps you.

The DSM requires that symptoms of personality disorders are:

  1. Consistent in all situations
  2. Not caused by the person’s situation or age
  3. Not caused by drugs or alcohol or a physical disease

Personality Disorders - DSM-5 Resource For Writers

Source for Table

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