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Personality Disorder Treatment

Personality Disorder Treatment at Promises

Promises’ mental health experts are experienced in treating a range of personality disorders and co-occurring issues that accompany them. People with personality disorders may also struggle with addiction, eating disorders and intimacy disorders. Personality disorder treatment at Promises addresses all of these difficulties with personalized treatment plans that include comprehensive psychiatric care and therapies that target an individual’s specific issues.

About Personality Disorders

Personality disorders are a group of mental health conditions in which a person has trouble perceiving and relating to people and situations, including themselves. People with personality disorders are generally rigid in how they think and act, no matter what the situation might be. This inflexibility can lead to significant problems with relationships, work, school and social situations. Many individuals with personality disorders are unaware that they have a mental health condition.

According to a 2007 survey, 9.1 percent of the U.S. population meets the American Psychiatric Association’s definition of a personality disorder. Symptoms vary depending on the type of personality disorder but may include:

  • Alcohol or substance abuse
  • Angry outbursts
  • Difficulty making friends
  • Frequent mood swings
  • Poor impulse control
  • Social isolation
  • Stormy relationships
  • Suspicion and mistrust of others

There are many different types of personality disorders, including:

Antisocial personality disorder – People with antisocial personality disorder don’t have regard for others feelings and are often manipulative and callous. They typically don’t feel remorse for hurting others, often act impulsively and may even break the law.

Avoidant personality disorder – This disorder is characterized by extreme feelings of inadequacy and self-doubt. People with avoidant personality disorder are very sensitive to what others thing of them and anything which can be perceived as criticism, which can sometimes lead to isolation.

Borderline personality disorder – Plagued by extreme moods, turbulent relationships, depression and often thoughts of suicide, people with borderline personality disorder may have trouble functioning in everyday life. Many people with BPD also struggle with substance abuse, eating disorders and intimacy disorders.

Dependent personality disorder – People with dependent personality disorder have an intense fear of abandonment and may stay in unhealthy or abusive relationships because of this. They feel overly dependent on others and fear that they cannot survive or make decisions without approval from sources outside themselves.

Histrionic personality disorder – This personality disorder includes a distorted self-image and overwhelming need to be the center of attention. People with histrionic personality disorder have trouble maintaining relationships and are overly focused on themselves, their appearance and how they are perceived.

Narcissistic personality disorder – An inflated sense of self-importance is the hallmark of narcissistic personality disorder. The narcissist feels a constant need for others’ attention and believes that they deserve special treatment and consideration. They can be manipulative, demanding and self-centered. Though they appear to have an inflated self-esteem, they are usually quite fragile underneath it all.

Paranoid personality disorder – Suspicion and mistrust in others are key characteristics of paranoid personality disorder. People struggling with this disorder may be hypersensitive, isolated and unreasonable, and seek out situations that validate their fears and suspicions.

Schizoid personality disorder – Not as severe as schizophrenia but with similar symptoms, people with schizoid personality disorder tend to be detached from others and society, unemotional, isolated, and may have trouble maintaining a job and relationships.

Schizotypal personality disorder – Another personality disorder that is not as severe as schizophrenia but has similar characteristics, schizotypal personality disorder symptoms include odd or eccentric behavior, isolation, cognitive or perceptual distortions, and anxiety or depression.

Get Specialized Personality Disorder Treatment

Our team of expert clinicians can help you take back your life from mental health issues and co-occurring conditions. Get compassionate, evidence-based care in a comforting, home-like setting with peers sharing similar struggles. Call our recovery advisors for a free, confidential consultation: 844-876-5568.

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