What Should You Know About Personality Disorder?

Introduction: Personality Disorder

A personality disorder is a sort of mental disorder in which people suffered a rigid and unhealthy nature of thinking, behaving and functioning. A person with a personality disorder has a problem perceiving and connecting to situations as well as people. This causes noteworthy problems and limitations in work, relationships, social activities, and even school.

Some Reasons for Personality Disorders:

There are three types of clusters of personality disorders based on similar symptoms and characteristics. Many people who suffered from one personality disorder also have the signs and symptoms of at least one more personality disorder. It is not essential to have all the signs and symptoms of a disorder to be diagnosed.

Symptoms And Types Of Personality Disorders:

Cluster A Personality Disorders:

People who face cluster A personality disorders are suffered from odd, strange thinking or behaviour. This type of disorders includes:

  • Paranoid Personality Disorder

  • Schizoid Personality Disorder

  • Schizotypal Personality Disorder

Cluster B Personality Disorders:

People who face cluster B personality disorders are suffered from dramatic, excessively emotional or impulsive thinking and behaviour. This type of disorders includes:

  • Antisocial Personality Disorder

  • Borderline Personality Disorder

  • Histrionic Personality Disorder

  • Narcissistic Personality Disorder

Cluster C Personality Disorders:

People face cluster C personality disorders are suffered from restless, frightened thinking or behavior. This type of disorders includes:

  • Avoidant Personality Disorder

  • Dependent Personality Disorder

  • Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder

Causes Personality Disorder:

Personality is the mixture of opinions, feelings or emotions and behaviors that makes you unique. In this way you analysis, recognize and communicate to the outside world, as well as how you see yourself. Personality develops during childhood, and through different interaction of factors including:

Inherited Genes: 

Certain personality traits may be passed on to you through your parents via inherited genes. These traits are also known as your temperament.


Environment includes your surroundings as you grew up in, interacting with community and relationships with family members and others.

Personality disorders are considered as a combination of the genetic and environmental influences. Your genes may make you helpless to developing a personality disorder, and a life situation may activate the actual development.

Treatment Of The Personality Disorders:

Certain types of psychotherapy or other therapy are effective for treating the personality disorders. During a therapy, a person can get insight and knowledge about the disorder and its symptoms, effect on thoughts, feelings and behaviors. We at PrimeTherapist offer therapy which can help a person to manage or survive with symptoms and to diminish the behavior causing problems with functioning and relationships. Most commonly used types of therapy include:

  • Psychoanalytic Therapy

  • Psychodynamic Therapy

  • Group Therapy

  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

  • Psycho-education 


There are no medications particularly to treat personality disorders. On the other hand, some medication such as anti-anxiety medication, mood-stabilizing medication, or antidepressants, may be supportive in treating some symptoms. If someone suffers from long-lasting symptoms may require a team of care doctor, a therapist, psychiatrist, a psychologist, social worker and family members.

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