POSTTRAUMATIC PERSONALITY DISORDER

a personality disorder sometimes seen following a serious head trauma. Some people come to be indifferent and withdrawn, but most are petulant, impulsive, irritable, very selfish, and irresponsible. Older people and those suffering from frontal-lobe injury might reflect handicapped memory with confabulation.

POSTTRAUMATIC PERSONALITY DISORDER: "Norman has been diagnosed with posttraumatic personality disorder."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "POSTTRAUMATIC PERSONALITY DISORDER," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/posttraumatic-personality-disorder/ (accessed August 8, 2020).
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