Personality Disorders (PD)
What exactly is Personality Disorders (PD)?
The phrase "personality disorder" refers to a group of mental diseases characterized by persistent difficulty in behaving, thinking, and feeling in ways that are congruent with accepted norms. People with personality problems are often surrounded by a lot of stress and are unable to work or develop regular friendship or romantic connections.
Personality disorders have been recognized in up to 60% of psychiatric patients. Borderline personality disorder, antisocial personality disorder, and narcissistic personality disorder are examples of personality disorders.
These illnesses can have varied degrees of severity. They may be moderate in some persons, while in others they are so severe that living a regular life is impossible. Some persons with personality disorders engage in self-harm or self-destructive behavior.
Personality disorders are often accompanied with additional issues, such as substance misuse – maybe in an attempt to "self-medicate" – and stress and sadness, as the sufferer attempts to comprehend why life is so difficult for them, and why others don't understand what they are going through.
It is sometimes difficult, if not impossible, to comprehend why certain people acquire personality disorders, and there may be several contributing variables, including – but not limited to – trauma, abuse, and genetic susceptibility.
Treating Personality Disorders
Personality disorders cannot be "fixed," but they can be treated, and psychotherapy may significantly improve how effectively and well a personality disorder is handled. Psychodynamic therapy or cognitive behavioral therapy may be used to assist the individual in understanding the source of their troubles, identifying triggers to unhelpful behaviors, and learning new coping methods. These therapies can also assist individuals in developing more constructive behaviors in the context of their interpersonal interactions.
Psychotherapy can be used with medicine to assist control the most upsetting and severe symptoms. Patients can learn how to proactively change their behaviors and emotions in order to register more effective responses to the people around them during the therapy process, increasing their chances of becoming more capable of leading happy, productive, and positive lives.