Personality disorder

Personality disorder Defined:
Personality disorders involve inflexible personality traits that cause one to experience significant functional impairment and distress. Diagnosis usually occurs during adolescence or early adulthood. Personality disorders are a group of mental illnesses that include Paranoid Personality Disorder, Schizoid Personality Disorder, Histrionic Personality Disorder, Narcissistic Personality Disorder, Antisocial Personality Disorder, and Avoidant Personality Disorder. The symptoms of such disorders cause serious problems with relationships and work—not to mention issues in dealing with the everyday stresses of life.

Symptoms/Signs of Personality disorder:

  • Paranoid Personality Disorder
  • Unwarranted Fear or Mistrust of Others
  • Schizoid Personality Disorder
  • Extreme Shyness
  • Reclusiveness
  • Inability to Form Close Relationships
  • Histrionic Personality Disorder
  • Excessive Drama or Emotions
  • Narcissistic Personality Disorder
  • Excessive Love or Admiration for Self
  • Antisocial Personality Disorder
  • Disregard for and/or Violation of Others
  • Avoidant Personality Disorder
  • A Pattern of Mood Instability
  • Social Inhibition
  • Feelings of Inadequacy
  • Hypersensitivity to Negative Evaluation

BMS Treatment Options for Personality disorder:

Recommended treatment varies from illness to illness; however, Counseling Services may be an option for all ages. Major Mental Illness for adults with Severe and Persistent Mental Illness. Sometimes Major Mental Illness is necessary for the treatment of these disorders depending on the type of disorder and its severity.

Contact Behavior Management Systems for an individual assessment on treatment options.

More Information about Personality disorder from APA.org


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