Friday, March 8, 2013

Friday #MentalHealth #MythBuster: Personality Disorders Aren’t Mental Disorders!

#Personality Disorders are real mental health disorders

#Personality Disorders are formed in childhood/adolescence

#Personality Disorders become realized in adulthood

#Adults with personality disorders can be very challenging to treat in psychotherapy

#People with personality disorders tend to have difficulties in sustaining healthy relationships with peers, coworkers and intimate partners

#People can demonstrate symptoms from more than 1 personality disorder at a time

#Personality disorders can, at times, present as a mood disorder or with a mood disorder

#People with personality disorders, in some states, can be entitled to governmental assistance depending on the degree of disability

#Medication, group and individual psychotherapy have been used as combination treatment to treat personality disorders

Asha, Licensed Mental Health Specialist



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