Group 5: Eddy, Kayla, Tonaiyah | South Bronx Community Charter High School

Mental Health Disorder: Personality Disorder 

Final Project: Picture Gallery and One Sheeter! 

This group decided that personality disorder was important to them and they wanted to raise awareness by creating a picture gallery that shows emotions one might feel when experiencing personality disorder. Enjoy the pictures, and text from the one-sheeter below!


The history of personality disorder started in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, elaborate systems of normal and abnormal personality, connected to some degree types and dimensions, were devised by a progression  of European psychologists, such as Ribot, Heymans, and Lazursky. Emil Kraepelin and Kurt Schneider move grouping of abnormal personality types. In parallel, psychoanalysts it was stressful first knowing about personality disorder. Towards the mid-20th century, statistical methods were applied to the scientific proof of personality dimensions with pioneers such as Cattell, except the five-factor model.

The characteristics of personality disorder are a persistent, inflexible, pervasive pattern of maladaptive traits involving, affectivity, interpersonal functioning, and impulse control. Approximately 4.4 percent 9.2 million have paranoid personality disorder 3.6 percent 7.6 million have unfriendly  personality disorder; 3.1 percent 6.5 million have schizoid personality disorder 2.4 percent 4.9 million have uncommunicative  personality disorder 1.8 percent 3.8 million have histrionic personality. Famous people who have personality disorder are Darrell Hammond, Marsha M, Ricky Williams, Mikey Weilsh, Vincent Van gogh. They all have personality disorder. Common stereotypes include that BPD patients are dramatic, manipulative, and attention-seeking. These stereotypes can cause therapists to not take your symptoms or fears seriously, negatively impacting your health.  

Personality disorders have widely been noticed over the years. Before, people couldn’t understand what a personality disorder is, how to identify it, or even how to treat it. Since the first sight of personality disorders came out in 1980 on DSM-III people have recognized the importance of it and developed many different treatments for it.

Personality disorder is when someone thinks or feels something about themselves or another person which affects their daily functions in most parts of their life. There are 10 different types of personality disorders: paranoid, schizoid , schizotypal, antisocial, borderline, histrionic, narcissistic, avoidant, dependent, and obsessive compulsive. One of the Personality Disorder work groups took a different approach to figure out a diagnosis. They broke down the concise models which would tell if their patients had a personality disorder or not given their symptoms and the severity of the traits. 

Some behavior all the personality disorders have is jumping emotions, some of them have anger and are violent to certain situations, some people with the disorder are very impulsive and shallow, and many other traits that carry along with this type of disorder.

There’s a mix of females and males that are diagnosed with the different types of the disorder. More females develop borderline, histrionic, and dependent personality disorders while men develop schizoid and antisocial personality disorders. The symptoms of personality disorders start in peoples’ teen years but they don’t get professionally diagnosed till after they’re 18 and up. Many races have statistically shown that they’re all around the same percentage of being diagnosed with any disorder.

Demi Lovato, Steve Jobs, David Beckam, Anna Nicole Smith, Britney Spears, and many more have been diagnosed with some type of personality disorder. 

Personality Disorder has many stereotypes that come from and are portrayed in the media. TV and movies always show people with personality disorders as unstable and crazy when it’s really not like that. When personality disorders are displayed in certain tv shows and movies the people are seen as violent and crazy. Nobody is ever shown with any other emotion such as happiness, sad, and excited, just seen as a vicious person.

Treatments that are in place for personality disorder are Antidepressants, Mood stabilizers, Antipsychotic medications, and last but not least Anti anxiety medications. There are also a lot of treatment/therapy clinics open to people who suffer from personality disorders too. Getting help for a personality disorder isn’t hard, it’s the courage you have to realize you have it and need help.

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