Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Accommodation for personality disorders

A study funded by the National Institute on Mental Health (NIMH) in 2007 found that approximately 9.1 percent of American adults has at least one personality disorder (Lenzenweger, Lane, Loranger, & Kessler, 2007).

The ADA does not contain a list of medical conditions that constitute disabilities. Instead, the ADA has a general definition of disability that each person must meet (EEOC Regulations . . ., 2011). Therefore, some people with personality disorders will have a disability under the ADA and some will not.

Read more from the Job Accommodation Network about reasonable accommodation for personality disorders.

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