Personality Disorder Treatment

Understanding Your
Personality Disorder

Personality disorders are long-term patterns of thinking, feeling, and behaving that cause significant distress and impairment in various aspects of life. They can affect how individuals perceive themselves, interact with others, and navigate the world around them. 

Types of Personality Disorders

There are several different types of personality disorders, each with its own unique set of symptoms and characteristics. These disorders are categorized into three clusters:

Cluster A: Odd or Eccentric Behavior

Cluster A personality disorders are characterized by unusual or eccentric thinking and behavior. They include:

  • Paranoid personality disorder: Individuals with this disorder are perpetually suspicious and distrustful of others, often perceiving personal insults where there are none.
  • Schizoid personality disorder: This condition is marked by emotional detachment and a lack of interest in social interactions.
  • Schizotypal personality disorder: People with this disorder may have distorted perceptions and unusual beliefs, often exhibiting eccentric behaviors.

Cluster B: Dramatic, Erratic, or Emotional Behavior

Cluster B personality disorders are associated with dramatic, erratic, or emotional behavior. They include:

  • Borderline personality disorder (BPD): Individuals with BPD often struggle with unstable self-image, intense fear of abandonment, and impulsive and self-destructive behaviors.
  • Narcissistic personality disorder (NPD): This disorder is characterized by an inflated sense of self-importance, a need for admiration, and a lack of empathy for others.
  • Antisocial personality disorder: People with this disorder disregard the rights and feelings of others, often engaging in manipulative and antisocial behavior.
  • Histrionic personality disorder: Individuals with this disorder have a strong desire for attention and may exhibit dramatic and attention-seeking behaviors.

Cluster C: Anxious or Fearful Behavior

Cluster C personality disorders are marked by anxious or fearful behavior. They include:

  • Avoidant personality disorder: Individuals with this disorder have a fear of rejection and social inhibition, often avoiding social interactions due to low self-esteem.
  • Dependent personality disorder: People with this disorder have an excessive need for others’ approval and support, often relying on others to make decisions for them.
  • Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder (OCPD): This disorder is characterized by perfectionism, rigidity, and a preoccupation with control and order.

Residential Inpatient Treatment

At Kandela Recovery Center, our primary goal is to empower individuals with personality disorders to lead fulfilling and meaningful lives. We offer a range of evidence-based treatments tailored to meet the unique needs of each individual. Our comprehensive treatment approach incorporates therapy, medication management (if necessary), and holistic interventions to promote holistic healing and personal growth.

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You will discover our philosophy is deeply grounded in dignity, compassion, innovation and long-term success. We believe the parents and loved ones are an integral part of each patient’s recovery and that it is our duty to provide the tools and education to live a fulfilling life, free from the restrictions.

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