PSYCHIATRIC HOSPITAL FOR PERSONALITY DISORDERS TREATMENT

PERSONALITY DISORDERS TREATMENT

Every individual is born with a distinct personality. Personality is the combination of one’s behavior, thinking (also known as thought-process), and attitude towards the outside world. Personality develops during childhood and is influenced by genetic and environmental factors.

personality disorder is a type of mental disorder in which one develops a rigid and unhealthy pattern of thinking, functioning and behaving. Patients struggling with personality disorders face trouble comprehending instructions and connecting with people from their respective societies and social circles. A person with a personality disorder has trouble performing at his/her work place, maintaining relationships, interacting socially and in school.

Personality disorders are characterized by rigid, stubborn, unhealthy and dysfunctional behavior and thinking. Personality disorders may also go untreated as people accept these as normal behavior.

Cluster-A personality disorders:

Cluster-A personality disorders are characterized by abnormal, unusual thoughts or deeds. They are comprised of paranoid individuality disorder, schizoid personality disorder and schizotypal personality disorder.

Cluster-B personality disorders:

Cluster-B personality disorders are characterized by thespian, exaggeratedly touching or impulsive thoughts or actions. They consist of histrionic personality disorder, antisocial personality disorder and narcissistic personality disorder.

Cluster-C personality disorders:

Cluster C personality disorders are characterized by apprehensive, anxious thoughts or conduct. They include obsessive-compulsive personality disorder, avoidant personality disorder and dependent personality disorder.

Personality disorders may drastically disturb lives of both the sufferer and his/her near & dear ones. Personality disorders may cause issues for sufferers while they are studying or working. This may also lead to social isolation, alcohol use/abuse or narcotic/ pharmaceutical drug use/abuse.

Treatment

Treatment of Personality disorders may go on for months or years. The treatment must be customized according to the severity of illness. The treatment of personality disorders, usually undertaken at psychiatric hospitals or mental hospitals, includes

Medication:

Some of the most common antidepressants for controlling and managing personality disorders include selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) and tricyclic antidepressants. Antipsychotic medications. These medications are often prescribed for schizoid personality disorders or schizophrenia-related conditions.

Psychotherapy:

which may include

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)
  • Interpersonal therapy (IPT)
  • Family-focused therapy

Hospitalization:

Many people who have personality disorders require the care of skilled general psychiatrists and a disciplined staff due to their pervasive behavior and emotional problems. A residential treatment facility offers a supportive environment and 24-hour monitoring and medical care. The disorders also require intricate management, which can be carried out immediately in an acute setting like a residential personality disorder facility.

Dr Gorav Gupta is a renowned psychiatrist, highly conversant and experienced in dealing with personality disorders. If you or someone you know is struggling with a personality disorder, don’t hesitate to call us in order to know about the best personality disorder treatment in Delhi, India.

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