Risk Factors in Personality Disorders

More women than men develop borderline personality disorder. But men are much more likely than women to have antisocial personality disorder and obsessive-compulsive personality disorder (OCD).

Other risk factors for personality disorders include:

~ A history of childhood verbal, physical or sexual abuse

~ A family history of schizophrenia

~ A family history of personality disorders

~ A childhood head injury

~ An unstable family life

Source for this article:  MayoClinic.com

2 thoughts on “Risk Factors in Personality Disorders

  1. Lunna Raven says:

    I have Borderline Personality Disorder and it’s hell on earth. It’s very hard to feel everything with such intensity, it becomes overwhelming. I’ve also read there’s brain differences between those of us with BPD and people that don’t have it.


    • cherished79 says:

      I feel for you and any of these personality disorders. I have OCD, not as severe as others, for which I am grateful, but does interfere with my life at times. Take care, and thanks for commenting. Deb


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