Personality disorders

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Personality disorders can be difficult to diagnose, as all of us have some of the traits sometimes. If the symptoms are ingrained and long lasting, however, things can become problematic and treatment can be necessary.

There are 10 personality disorders, of which the most well-known is Borderline Personality Disorder. The symptoms that are most frequent with this disorder is:

  • Fear of abandonment
  • Unstable relationships
  • Impulsivity
  • Self harm
  • Difficulty accepting accountability
  • Intense anger
  • Emotional instability
  • Unstable sense of self
  • Feeling of emptiness

Borderline Personality Disorder is an illness just like depression or anxiety and can be extraordinarily difficult for clients to live with. It is an illness that is highly treatable with Dialectical Behavioral Therapy which teaches clients about mindfulness, conflict resolution and many other useful coping mechanisms.