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Personality Disorders Therapy

A personality disorder is classified as a mental health disorder in which you have an inflexible and unhealthy pattern of thinking, functioning, and behaving that differs from what society considers usual or normal.

What are the Types of Personality Disorders?

Personality disorders are largely broken down into three categories: suspicious, emotional and impulsive, and anxious.

Suspicious Personality Disorders

This category includes paranoid, schizoid, and schizotypal personality disorders. A suspicious personality disorder is a mental illness where an individual has a repeated pattern of suspicion and distrust of others.

Emotional Personality Disorders

Emotional personality disorder includes antisocial, borderline, histrionic, and narcissistic personality disorders. This classification typically involves impulsiveness, mood swings, inappropriate anger, and emotional instability.

Anxious Personality Disorders

This category includes obsessive-compulsive, dependent, and avoidant personality disorders. These symptoms may include excessive worry, intrusive thoughts, feelings of inadequacy, relationship avoidance, and fear of abandonment.

What are Common Symptoms of Personality Disorders?

Symptoms will vary depending on the exact category and classification of a personality disorder, but generally may include:

  • Lack of Impulse control
  • Self-destructive behavior
  • Extreme mood swings
  • Fear of abandonment
  • Explosive anger
  • Self-harm and/or suicidal threats/behavior
  • Chronic feeling of emptiness

How Are Personality Disorders Treated in Frederick?

Personality disorder treatment plans at Revive & Thrive can consist of any combination of psychotherapy, group therapies, and counseling as well as medications.