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Are all personality disorders the results of poor parenting?

My 19 year old son was recently diagnosed with depression, anxiety and personality disorder. I am trying to gather as much information as I can so I can understand his problems and be of help. Much of what I read indicate that the source of personality disorders is a personality disorder in a parent or abuse by a parent. My son was a difficult child at times growing up but I don\'t think I abused him. Am I so blind to my own problems that I have harmed my son without knowing it? Is there anyway that I can be a help in his recovery? Would my son be better off without me in his life?

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