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Personality Disorders

A personality disorder is described as a long-term pattern of intense and rigid thought, actions, and emotion. It causes anxiety and makes it hard to work in daily life. It is difficult for people with personality disorders to change their behaviour or adapt to new circumstances. For people who may have difficulty maintaining work or building positive relationships with others should go for personality disorders therapy.

Personality Disorders

Facts To Know!!

  • Personality Disorders are usually misdiagnosed with PTSD or depression.
  • People who have been diagnosed with substance use disorder have at least one personality disorder.
  • People with personality disorder are struggling with inner turmoil; including self-doubt, low self-esteem, and sometimes depression and anxiety.
  • Approximately 70% of people with borderline personality disorder make at least one-lifetime suicide attempt.
  • Borderline personality disorder isn't very well-known as other disorders, whereas it is much more common as other disorders such as schizophrenia.
  • The family history of mental illness
  • Unorganized or broken home conditions throughout childhood
  • Extreme or unforeseeable punishment experienced as a child

Personality Disorders

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What causes Personality Disorders?

  • The family history of mental illness

  • Unorganized or broken home conditions throughout childhood

  • Extreme or unforeseeable punishment experienced as a child

  • Head injuries

Mood Swings

Paranoid thoughts

Uncontrollable anger

Emptiness

Severe feelings of boredom

Stormy relationships

Poor self-image

Impulsivity

Symptoms of Personality Disorders?

Treatment

  • Dialectical behavioural therapy-This therapy teaches patients the ability to handle their intense feelings and avoid self-destructive behaviours.

  • Psychodynamic therapy-Treatment includes the therapist asking questions and searching for a positive or constructive reaction from the client.

  • Medication-Medications cannot cure personality disorder on their own but are often used to reduce clinical symptoms.

  • Psycho education- In this therapist provides the client and the family with accurate knowledge and information on personality disorders.

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