Personality disorders are defined by enduring, inflexible, pervasive patterns of inner experience and behavior that deviate markedly from the expectations of an individual’s culture. This pattern may manifest in thoughts, behaviors, interpersonal functioning, and impulse control. Personality disorders lead to significant distress or impairment in social, occupations, or other important areas of functioning.
Cluster C Personality Disorders are collectively characterized by anxious and fearful patterns of thoughts and behaviors:
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