What is personality disorder?
Personality disorders are a class of mental disorders characterized by enduring maladaptive patterns of behavior, cognition, and inner experience, exhibited across many contexts and deviating markedly from those accepted by the individual's culture. These patterns develop early, are inflexible, and are associated with significant distress or disability. The definitions may vary somewhat, according to source.
Personality, defined psychologically, is the set of enduring behavioral and mental traits that distinguish human beings. Hence, personality disorders are defined by experiences and behaviors that differ from societal norms and expectations. Those diagnosed with a personality disorder may experience difficulties in cognition, emotiveness, interpersonal functioning, or impulse control. In general, personality disorders are diagnosed in 40–60 percent of psychiatric patients, making them the most frequent of all psychiatric diagnoses.
How we I help with Personality Disorder?
There is light at the end of the tunnel!
Many people consider that personality disorders are difficult to treat because they involve such deeply rooted patterns of thoughts, feelings and ways of relating to others.
But personality disorders often improve as you get older. This suggests that as you gain life experience and mature you learn better ways of relating to others, gain better understanding of your responses and reactions to people and events, and learn to manage things better. Successful treatments aim to help you make this happen by focusing on the way you think and behave, how to control your emotions, developing successful relationships and getting more out of life.
With compassionate counselling which helps you to learn to understand yourself better, you will also learn how to recognise when things aren't good so you can warn people, ask for help more easily, and put some coping mechanisms into place.
In most cases we will soon be able to take a lighter look at things and learn to joke about them. Once you laugh, mostly it doesn't hurt so much any more.
I have received comprehensive training in this area and have already helped a number of people from different backgrounds. I can almost certainly help you too.