A group of mental health conditions characterized by enduring patterns of thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that significantly deviate from cultural norms and expectations. These patterns are deeply ingrained and often start during adolescence or early adulthood. Personality disorders affect the way individuals perceive themselves, others, and their interpersonal relationships, leading to difficulties in various areas of life.
There are several recognized types of personality disorders, each with its unique characteristics. Individuals with personality disorders can experience significant distress and impairment in various areas of life, including work, relationships, and self-esteem. However, with proper diagnosis, treatment, and support, individuals with personality disorders can learn to manage their symptoms and improve their overall well-being. If you are someone you love is struggling with a personality disorder or is concerned they might have one and would like a personality disorder assessment and treatment. Please contact us for more information.