Personality Disorders

Personality Disorders

Complex mental health diseases known as personality disorders regularly have an impact on a person's behavior, thoughts, and feelings. They may also have an impact on your general health and wellness, as well as how you perceive and relate to other people. There are many different sorts of personality disorders, and they can be anything from moderate and generally managed to so severe that they impair a person's ability to function.

Types of Personality Disorders

Depending on the precise personality disorder you are dealing with, it's probable that your symptoms will change. Additionally, symptoms will differ from person to person. There are many types of Personality Disorders including but not limited to: Dependent personality disorder, Paranoid personality disorder, Schizoid personality disorder, Avoidant personality disorder and Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder (OCPD) -just to name a few. Without the proper support and care from therapists in Broward county, managing a personality disorder can be very challenging. You must have a diagnosis for your personality disorder in order for the appropriate treatment strategies to be implemented. Look for a Florida licensed mental health counselor to help.

Symptoms of personality disorders

1. Self-identity issues: these might emerge as inconsistent values, goals, or appearance, as well as an unstable self-image. People may alternate between considering themselves as nice or harsh (e.g., people are deeply religious while in church but profane and disrespectful elsewhere).

2. Lack of ability to establish or maintain close relationships and/or insensitivity to others: People who are close to people with personality disorders may perceive them as inconsistent, perplexing, and aggravating (including clinicians). These folks could struggle to distinguish between their own and other people's space. They might have an unwarrantedly high or low sense of self-worth. They might parent in an inconsistent, disconnected, overly emotional, abusive, or reckless manner, which might result in health issues for their partner and/or kids. It's possible for people with personality disorders to be unaware of their troubles.

How should you proceed if you think you may have a personality disorder?

Underdiagnosis of personality disorders is common. When patients with personality disorders seek treatment from therapy counseling services, depression or anxiety are frequently their main complaints rather than the personality disorder's symptoms. When a personality disorder is suspected, physicians assess cognitive, emotional, interpersonal, and behavioral tendencies using predetermined diagnostic criteria. For highly skilled and academic clinicians, there are more advanced and empirically sound diagnostic techniques available.

Visit your primary care physician or another type of healthcare provider if you think you may have a personality disorder. They will be able to walk you through any symptoms you might be having and offer a broad assessment of your first encounter. You can find out for sure whether you do have a personality issue and what kind of disorder you might have after your initial consultation. They may direct you to visit a ,clinical therapist in Florida.

Criteria to determine a personality disorder diagnosis:

A consistent, rigid pattern of maladaptive qualities including at least two of the following:

  • affectivity, interpersonal functioning, impulse control, and cognition (means of perceiving and interpreting oneself, others, and events).
  • Significant anguish or functional impairment brought on by the unhealthy pattern
  • relative stability and early commencement (at least in early adulthood or adolescence) of the pattern
  • additional mental health issues, substance abuse, and head trauma must be ruled out as potential causes of the symptoms.
  • With the exception of antisocial personality disorders, which cannot be diagnosed in patients under the age of 18, a personality disorder in a patient under the age of 18 must have a pattern that has been present for at least a year.

    Because many patients with personality disorders are unaware of their disease, Florida substance abuse and mental health professionals may need to ask patients' past clinicians, other practitioners, family members, friends, or other people who have contact with them for their history.

    Therapy for Personality Disorders

    It's critical to realize that there are several therapies available based on the type of personality disorder, and that having a personality disorder does not render a person incurably untreatable.

    New Era Therapy strives to lessen the influence that personality disorders have on your life. Several psychotherapies can aid in this effort. Call us to schedule an appointment for an evaluation today.