Personality Disorder Treatment
Personality disorders are a type of mental condition that interferes with a person’s way of thinking. People who suffer from personality disorders can interpret situations differently than those who do not have a personality disorder. This type of thinking may also interfere with a person’s ability to live a healthy life or to have meaningful relationships with others. Personality disorders affect an estimated 1 in 11 people in America.
Treatment for personality disorders varies depending on the severity of the disorder and on the type of personality disorder. Sometimes personality disorders are easily treated by a family doctor but certain personality disorders will require the treatment of specialists at rehab centers or treatment facilities that specialize in the care and treatment of mental disorders and conditions. Treatment for personality disorders may include prescription medications, psychotherapy and counseling.
Cognitive behavioral therapy is often used to treat personality disorders. Rehab centers may combine treatment from a certified cognitive behavioral therapist with various types of drug therapy in order to effectively help patients overcome the problems associated with their personality disorders. While not all people will require inpatient treatment for personality disorders, some rehab centers do provide around the clock care for patients who suffer from the most severe personality disorders and mental conditions.
For most people, prescription medications are effective at treating personality disorders. Antidepressants, mood stabalizers and antipsychotic medications may be used in conjunction with other types of therapy and treatment for people with personality disorders. Rehab centers can help a person to overcome anxiety and other causes of personality disorders and live a normal or semi normal life.