Tuesday, January 2, 2018
PERSONALITY DISORDER EXPLAINED
Everyone is different from each other because they posses their own unique personality. A combination of genetics and upbringing forms our personality. While studies vary, a lot agree that our personality is fully developed between the ages of 5-7. Personality is our own way of thinking, feeling, and behaving. These characteristics make us human. We would basically be robots without a personality. We would move through life without thought or emotion. Based on genetics, sometimes the personality can go awry. A person can have a distorted view of himself and others due to personality disorders. Also, they can impact the way he responds to other people and the way he controls his emotions. These types of disorders, depending on the severity, can greatly impede a person from living a normal life. They can affect everything from jobs to financial stability. The person will become used to their negative behaviors and thought patterns without treatment. They may even begin to think nothing is wrong. Although people with personality disorders may struggle with simple tasks in daily life, treatment is available. Many therapists specialize in treating these individuals. There are no medications that specifically treat personality disorders, but many psychiatrists prescribe antidepressants, antianxiety medications or mood stabilizers to help with the symptoms. Cognitive behavior therapy, as well as, self-care and coping strategies are the most effective treatments.