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Gaston Molina

Clinical Psychologist & Therapist

speaks:
  • English
  • Spanish
  • Portuguese
12+ years: Experience
400+ Happy Clients
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Existential Therapy
  • Gestalt Psychotherapy
  • Person-Centered Therapy
  • Systemic Therapy
José Luis Tavela

Clinical & Counselling Psychologist

speaks:
  • English
  • Spanish
16+ years: Experience
150+ Happy Clients
  • ABA Therapy
  • ACT Practitioner
  • Business Coach
  • CBT Practitioner
  • Clinical Psychologist
  • Compassionate Therapy
  • Counselling Psychologist
  • DBT Practitioner
  • Expressive Art Therapy
  • Gestalt Psychotherapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Neuropsychological Assessment
  • NLP Practitioner
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Psychiatry
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Psychodynamic Therapy
  • Psychological Assessments
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Sports Psychology
  • Trauma-Focused Therapy
Michel Haddad

Clinical Psychologist & CBT therapist

speaks:
  • Arabic
  • English
  • French
5+ years: Experience
50+ Happy Clients
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Approaches
  • Psychodynamic Therapy
Enas Mashal

Clinical Psychologist

speaks:
  • Arabic
  • English
21+ years: Experience
50+ Happy Clients
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Emotion-Focused Therapy
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Psychodynamic Therapy
  • Solution-Focused Therapy
  • Somatic Experiencing
  • Trauma-Focused Therapy
Chryssa Charizani

Counselling Psychologist & And Life Coach

speaks:
  • English
  • Greek
6+ years: Experience
50+ Happy Clients
  • Counselling Psychologist
  • Life Coach
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Psychoanalysis
Denisse Revés

Psychologist

speaks:
  • English
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish
13+ years: Experience
100+ Happy Clients
  • CBT Practitioner
  • Child Psychology
  • NLP Practitioner
Fawad Shah

ACT Practitioner & CBT Practitioner

speaks:
  • English
  • Urdu
  • Hindi
  • Punjabi
13+ years: Experience
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Emotion-Focused Therapy
  • Family Constellation Therapy
  • Gestalt Psychotherapy
  • Mindfulness-Based Approaches
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Person-Centered Therapy
  • Psychodrama
  • Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT)
  • Solution-Focused Therapy
  • Solution-oriented Brief Therapy
  • Trauma-Focused Therapy
Thomas Theodosiou

Clinical Neuropsychologist & Clinical Therapist

speaks:
  • Greek
  • English
12+ years: Experience
200+ Happy Clients
  • Clinical Psychologist
  • Neuropsychological Assessment
  • Psychological Assessments
Anna Paralousi

Psychologist & Integrative Psychotherapist

speaks:
  • Greek
  • English
11+ years: Experience
300+ Happy Clients
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Emotion-Focused Therapy
  • Family Constellation Therapy
  • Gestalt Psychotherapy
  • Mindfulness-Based Approaches
  • Person-Centered Therapy
  • Psychodynamic Therapy
  • Systemic Therapy
Daniela Nemirovsky

Clinical Therapist

speaks:
  • Spanish
  • English
12+ years: Experience
300+ Happy Clients
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy
  • Psychodynamic Therapy

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The very first-line treatment for personality disorder patients is psychotherapy. This personality disorder needs consistent therapies to feel some changes but needs medication support too.

Personality disorders can’t go away without proper treatment or medication. When a person has unstable thoughts and behaviours, Obsessive-compulsive disorder, paranoid personality disorder and borderline personality disorder can occur.

Personality disorders can be treated by getting consistent therapies from certified experts. It’s the most effective treatment for personality disorder patients before getting the medications. Having medication and getting the therapies will eventually greatly impact stabilising your behaviours and thoughts that trigger personality disorder.

A personality disorder is a type of mental illness or mental disorder. In this state, patients have unstable patterns of thoughts, brain functions and behaviours. Personality disorder patients have got trouble facing the situation and people.

What are Personality Disorders?

Personality disorders are mental health conditions represented by inflexible, dysfunctional, and atypical patterns of thinking, sensing, and behaving. Personality disorders affect the individual thought process, overall functioning, and behavior. The person struggles to perceive and relate to others and situations.

Can You Have Multiple Personality Disorders?

According to DSM-5, individuals can be diagnosed with more than one personality disorder. In severe cases, the person may fulfill the criteria for more than three personality disorders.

Are Personality Disorders Genetic?

Personality is a blend of behavior, thinking, and feeling. Personality development begins at an early age. Primary caregivers help in shaping the personality through daily interactions. Environmental and genetic influence causes an individual to suffer from a personality disorder and related complications.

Genetic Influence

Traits such as temperament issues are passed down through genes.

Environmental Factors

Nurturing through interactions with friends, family members, and peers helps shape the personality.
The risk factors that increase the likelihood of suffering from personality disorders are:

What are the 3 Types of Personality Disorders?

Personality disorders are divided into three clusters depending on the symptoms and severity. The three types of personality disorders are:

Cluster A Personality Disorders

Individuals suffering from the following personality disorders struggle to relate to others. Others look at them as odd and eccentric.

The individuals suffer to control their emotions and behavior, which affects their mental health. The disorder under cluster B include:

The individuals experience extreme fear and anxiety, which causes them to exhibit irrational behavior. The disorders under cluster C are as follows:

How many Personality Disorders Are There?

There are ten known personality disorders that affect the mental health and behavior of an individual. The personality disorder types are:

Paranoid Personality Disorder

The individual struggles to believe others. They remain suspicious of the intentions of close friends and family members. Therefore, the person remains agitated and distant. It increases the chances of feeling alone and rejected. The specialist conducts tests according to DSM-5 to rule out the possibility of schizophrenia and psychosis.

Schizoid Personality Disorder

The caregivers and close family members observe that the individual remains distant and avoids social interaction. A person with schizoid personality disorder prefers to stay alone rather than meet friends and family members.

Schizotypal Personality Disorder

The person struggles to maintain and make close relationships. The behavior appears odd, as the person refuses to interact with others not sharing the same set of beliefs.

Antisocial Personality Disorder

The individual reacts and behaves in ways that can offend others. The person appears aggressive, anxious, reckless, and impulsive, which affects behavior and relationships.

Borderline Personality Disorder

The borderline personality symptoms include anxiousness, distress, and mood swings. The person remains emotionally unstable, affecting their behavior, work, and relationships. Borderline personality disorder treatment includes psychotherapy, medications, and CBT. People exhibiting signs of borderline personality disorder can connect with a competent therapist through Fitcy Health.

Histrionic Personality Disorder

The individual with histrionic personality disorder experiences an irrational urge to become the center of attention. The individual appears to be overdramatic and emotional.

Narcissistic Personality Disorder

The individual mainly focuses on themselves and may act irrationally to gain success. Narcissistic people have low self-esteem, which causes stress and anxiety. The symptoms of narcissistic personality disorder include:

Dependent Personality Disorder

The person with dependent personality disorder fails to complete tasks. They have an irrational urge to seek help from friends and family, or else they lose control.

Avoidant Personality Disorder

Individuals with avoidant personality disorder excessively worry about how others think of them. Therefore, they avoid social gatherings and remain distant.

Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder

The person has the irrational urge and expectation of becoming perfect. They want to have their life organized and have plans for the future. Without a road map, they feel out of control, which leads to anxiety and related complications. There is a difference between OCD and obsessive-compulsive personality disorder. The therapist conducts a psychological assessment to diagnose the illness and evaluates the severity of the condition before opting for a treatment plan.

What is the Difference Between Mood and Personality Disorders?

Individuals with mood disorders suffer from high and low emotions that impact their behavior. Severe mood swings are a symptom of personality disorder. The individual with a personality disorder suffers from distorted behavior due to emotions and thought processes. An individual with a personality disorder is at a higher risk of suffering from mood swings leading to further complications.

Can Personality Disorders be Cured?

There is no cure for personality disorder. However, medications and therapy are proven effective in managing the symptoms and allowing the individual to function adequately in everyday life. The combinational use of therapy and medications helps the person live a quality life without further complications. People diagnosed with personality disorders should consult a competent and reliable therapist for guidance regarding the latest treatment plan. Fitcy Health helps the person connect with an experienced specialist.

Why are Personality Disorders Difficult to Treat?

A person with a personality disorder struggles to understand their feelings, behavior, and emotions. The person struggles to evaluate their personality, which can cause hindrance in the effectiveness of the treatment. According to the statistics of research articles published in Science Alert, 6% of individuals in the UAE suffer from a personality disorder and related complications.

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