A person with a personality disorder thinks, feels, behaves or relates to others very differently to the average person

Dr Elin Davies (MBBS FRCA MRCPsych)

Dr Elin Davies (MBBS FRCA MRCPsych)

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The word ‘personality’ refers to the pattern of thoughts, feelings and behaviour that makes each of us the individuals that we are.

Our personality develops as we go through different life experiences and as our circumstances change.  We learn from those experiences and change our future behaviour to cope with life more effectively.

Sometimes those patterns of thinking, feeling and behaving can become difficult to change, resulting in a more limited range of emotions, attitudes and behaviours with which to cope with everyday life.

If the personality difficulties begin to affect all areas of your life – and the lives of those around you, you could be suffering from a personality disorder.  Personality disorder is one of the most misunderstood and stigmatised diagnoses in mental health.

There are a number of personality disorders, the more common being:

  • Anti-Social Personality Disorders
  • Border line Personality Disorders
  • Narcissistic Personality Disorders

Medication as well as talking therapies are the treatment options.  An approach involving an individualised treatment programmes is crucial. Our experts can undertake a detailed assessment of your symptoms and provide ongoing support throughout.