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Medical Term:

personality disorder

 

Definition: general term for a group of behavioral disorders characterized by usually lifelong ingrained maladaptive patterns of subjective internal experience and deviant behavior, lifestyle, and social adjustment, which patterns may manifest in impaired judgment, affect, impulse control and interpersonal functioning.

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