Personality comprises of three main components, that are, Thinking patterns, Emotions, and, Behavior. When any type of problem arises in these components, our personality is affected. It has been seen that often vexing traits of personality are normalized, making it difficult for the patient as well as the family to seek help. For instance, suggesting that an adult with severe anger outbursts is behaving normally as he frequently did the same as a child.
Generally, Personality traits are common and are usually diagnosed as a disorder when they exceed their limitations and hinder the normal functioning of the being. Patients with personality disorders because of their thoughts, feelings and actions end up creating issues in some of the major areas of their life, such as;
Furthermore, sufferers of Personality disorders may indulge in self-harm behavior or may harm others to get their emotions out of their system and feel a sense of relief.
Personality disorders are classified into three main categories and are further subdivided into different parts, that is;
Based on Odd Behavior Patterns
Based on Dramatic and Emotional Behavior Patterns
Based on Depressive, Anxious, and Obsessive-Compulsive Behavior Patterns
When an infant is born, with time he starts growing up and acquires information from his surroundings that helps in building his character. This formation of character in later stages of life develops into a full-blown personality. Therefore, the initiation of any sort of disorder of personality takes place in childhood itself and may progress through varying developmental stages.
Some of the happenings that may become a cause of personality disorders are;
Patients with personality disorders as discussed are unable to maintain healthy relationships with both friends and family and because of their defects in character face conundrums in school, work environment, peer groups, and much more. These patients lack insight into their traits and may not even realize the threat they pose to not only themselves but others as well.
Dr. JPS Bhatia and his team of experts have been dealing with mental health disorders for a long and have aided multiple patients and their families in managing this type of disorder. As the severity of Personality disorders is established first, customized treatment plans are followed later which include Insight Building, Individual and Group Counseling, Psychotherapies such as CBT, and DBT, Behaviour Modification Techniques, and in severe cases pharmaceutical intervention.
With the timely and right intervention, personality disorders can be managed and treated accordingly.