Are Personality Disorders a Mental Illness?
14 min

In this episode of Mental Health // Demystified, Dr. Tracey Marks gives an introduction to personality disorders. She explains that a personality disorder is a pattern of inner experience and behavior that deviates from the expectations of a person's culture. Dr. Marks also discusses the 10 personality types and how they are clustered into groups based on characteristics they share.

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Dr. Tracey Marks

Dr. Marks is a general and forensic psychiatrist of 20 years, whose mission is to increase mental health awareness and understanding by educating people on psychiatric disorders, mental well-being and self-improvement. She believes that insight creates change, both on a micro-level (personal growth) and a macro-level (reduction in fear and social judgement). For more content from Dr. Marks, check out her Youtube channel!

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