Personality disorders are extremely complex mental health illnesses which can lead to difficulties in how a person thinks and feels about themselves and others. BREVIN uses clinical evidence and various therapies to construct individualised programmes to combat personality disorder symptoms. Personality disorder treatment focuses on examining these thoughts and attitudes as well as supplying the tools to help manage emotions and difficulties. Whether it be CBT, psychodynamic therapy, dialectical behaviour therapy, arts therapies or even group therapy, Brevin offers treatments for personality disorder that can have a huge positive impact on an individual's thinking patterns.
Group therapies act as a way to encourage social situations which otherwise would be avoided. They are also there for those who tend to depend on another person. Arts therapy is a creative way of expressing yourself and can help those who may have difficulties putting things into words, allowing for other means of communication beyond speaking.
Brevin also offers dialectical behaviour therapy; a popular therapy for personality disorder treatment. Dialectical behaviour therapy teaches skills to help with a variety of emotions and interactions as well as changing the behaviour patterns which lead to the most problems. With psychodynamic therapy, we help you manage your relationships with other people. This can promote an increased self-confidence and lead to huge improvements on self perception. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy pinpoints the pattern of thoughts and attitudes which may cause the problems leading to personality disorder. Once identified, we can then teach you to challenge these ideas and beliefs, before lessening the problems that were once an issue.
If you know someone who has a diagnosis of personality disorder, it is very important you know how to deal with it. Be sure to emphasise the positive aspects of their personality whenever possible and make the most of their abilities and strengths. Offer encouragement to change their behaviour and never tell them they are immature or inadequate, we’re all prone to mistakes and by being judgemental you can make the situation worse.
Although personality disorders can affect any person at any age, women have been shown to be affected by the condition more than men. As mentioned, there are different types of personality disorder, but the symptoms of borderline personality disorder can include;
There are many personality disorders, but perhaps the most commonly known is ‘borderline personality disorder’. Signs of the borderline personality disorder can show in different ways, but diagnosis may occur if a medical professional feels the following apply:
In terms of mental health conditions, personality disorders are one of the hardest to pinpoint a reason behind the illness. Often, there has been some kind of trauma in a person’s childhood such as neglect from a parent or an abusive or violent upbringing. These can skew a child’s thoughts and beliefs and lead to difficulties whilst their personality is developing inthe outset of adulthood. Like many mental health conditions, there is growing research into the effect of genetics and the tendency to develop personality disorders, with early results showing it may well be a contributing factor.
Research has shown that most disorders of this type fall into the following three categories,
Our specialist team of mental health therapists will first look to understand your condition and the symptoms you face, before developing a personalised personality disorder treatment programme that is bespoke to your current needs. Brevin’s ultimate goal throughout therapy is to alter the negative thoughts and feelings that are leading to a change in your behaviour; as well as helping you control such thoughts moving forwards.
If you or a loved one are suffering from personality disorder and need help with recovery, contact Brevin today to see how our private personality disorder treatment programmes can help you.
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