1 in 5 Young Adults has Personality Disorder

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CBNNews.com - A new survey says about one in five young American adults has a personality disorder that interferes with every-day life - and even more abuse alcohol and drugs.

"For many, young adulthood is characterized by the pursuit of greater educational opportunities and employment prospects, development of personal relationships, and for some, parenthood," the study's authors said.

Such circumstances can lead to stress which in turn sets off recurrent psychiatric problems.

The study finds that more than 75 percent of college-aged Americans with mental problems never get treatment.

Young Adults and Cheating

Another study released Monday says American teenagers "lie, steal and cheat at alarming rates."

Eighty-three percent of public and private religious school students say they've lied to their parents about something significant.

Sixty-four percent say they've cheated on a test. And 30 percent of students admitted to stealing from a store within the past year.

The Josephson Institute says its study "reveals entrenched habits of dishonesty for the workforce of the future." 

Sources: The Associated Press, CBN News

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