Personality disorders

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Personality disorders are often experienced as patterns of behaviors that are stuck, that you may engage in under certain circumstances, and are patterns that do not serve you well. These patterns are often learned early on in our lives, and are reactive under difficult situations. These reactive patterns may have served you well back then, but are now being triggered when they are not useful, or seem unwarranted. 

The symptoms that are most frequent with this disorder are:

  • Fear of abandonment
  • Unstable relationships
  • Impulsivity
  • Self harm
  • Difficulty accepting accountability
  • Intense anger
  • Emotional instability or reactivity
  • Unstable sense of self
  • Feeling of emptiness
  • anxiety and depression

Though commonly requiring longer therapy, this group of mental health concerns are highly treatable. Two such methods are Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Schema Therapy. As always, feel free to get in contact with us for more information about these treatments.