Treatment For Personality Disorders In Ohio
Borderline personality disorder, schizoid personality disorder, and others can each cause severe distress with or without other co-occurring mental health issues. Contact Ohio Recovery Center today to learn more about treatment options for these and other personality disorders.
Everyone has a personality that is distinct, multi-faceted, and evolves with time. And everyone’s personality comes with both positive and problematic traits.
When aspects of a person’s personality are too extreme, inflexible, and atypical, they can interfere with that person’s daily life and cause real harm to them and those around them.
This is a personality disorder, a serious mental health condition that can be effectively treated with help from psychiatric professionals located here in the state of Ohio.
Personality Disorder Treatment At Ohio Recovery Center
Ohio Recovery Center is a Van Wert-based mental health treatment facility offering primary care for severe mental and behavioral health conditions, including all forms of personality disorder.
Our multidisciplinary treatment services include:
- stabilization services
- 1-on-1 psychotherapy
- group therapy and family therapy
- other evidence-based interventions
Personality disorders are diverse, but they are all ingrained and harmful patterns of thinking, behavior, and emotion that cause a person distress and make it difficult for them to live their life and build healthy relationships.
These disorders usually emerge in early adulthood, worsen with time, and may be paired with a wide-range of secondary conditions.
Different Types Of Personality Disorders
Personality disorders are grouped into three broad clusters with certain commonalities between them. These clusters include:
Cluster A (odd or eccentric thinking and behavior):
- paranoid personality disorder
- schizoid personality disorder
- schizotypal personality disorder
Cluster B (unstable emotions and dramatic or impulsive behavior):
- antisocial personality disorder
- histrionic personality disorder
- borderline personality disorder
- narcissistic personality disorder
Cluster C (anxious or fearful thoughts and behavior):
- avoidant personality disorder
- obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- dependent personality disorder
Many people are diagnosed with more than one personality disorder or develop secondary behavioral or mental health issues like anxiety, depression, or substance abuse that can further complicate their symptoms.
Personality disorders are diagnosed by mental health professionals using criteria laid out in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5).
Diagnostic procedures usually involve a physical exam to identify and address any underlying physical health problems, and a psychiatric evaluation which may be supported by information provided by family members and loved ones.
Signs & Symptoms
Each specific personality will have its own unique symptoms tied to how a person:
- forms their own self-image
- perceives and interprets other people and events around them
- experiences inappropriate emotional responses
- functions when interacting with others
- fails to control certain impulses and reactions
Personality disorders seem to be linked to specific risk factors, though their emergence is also highly individualized. These risk factors are known to include:
- a family history of personality disorders or other mental illness
- prolonged childhood trauma (abuse, neglect, etc.)
- behavioral issues in childhood and adolescence
- certain variations in brain chemistry and structure
An estimated 9% of US adults have some form of personality disorder, as well as 40-60% of all psychiatric patients. This gives personality disorders, collectively, the highest prevalence of all psychiatric diagnoses that receive treatment.
Personality disorders are also an extremely common comorbidity for other disorders, with as much as 90% of those who receive treatment for a substance use disorder also having a diagnosed or undiagnosed personality disorder.
Treating Personality Disorders
As common as they are, a wide variety of interventions have been developed by healthcare providers for the treatment of personality disorders in those who experience them as part of a personalized treatment plan.
A number of different types of psychotherapy (talk therapy) can be used to help those struggling with a personality disorder, either on a one-on-one or group basis. These options commonly include:
- cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
- dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)
- interpersonal therapy (IPT)
- family therapy
Antidepressants, mood stabilizers, antipsychotics, and anti-anxiety medications may, situationally, also be prescribed to address symptoms related to personality disorders.
How To Find Personality Disorder Treatment In Ohio
As difficult as a personality disorder can be to live with and change, they are ultimately treatable. But first you need to connect with the right treatment provider for you and your situation.
Some options you can use to get started include:
Reach Out To Local Treatment Providers
Providers like Ohio Recovery Center, an inpatient mental and behavioral health center, may be ideal if you don’t have local treatment options, if you have specific needs, or if you want to work through the treatment process in a discreet and neutral location further from home.
Reach out directly if you feel that a specific provider may be right for you.
Use Your PCP Or Family Physician
Depending on the severity of your condition, your doctor may be able to help you with your treatment directly or will provide you with a referral to a more specialized mental health treatment provider, as they would for any other serious medical issue.
With a free and confidential national helpline and the Find Treatment service, SAMHSA is a helpful resource for anyone dealing with severe mental or behavioral health challenges.
For more information on leading, Ohio-based mental health treatment options, please contact Ohio Recovery Center today.
- American Psychiatric Association (APA) — What are Personality Disorders? https://www.psychiatry.org/patients-families/personality-disorders/what-are-personality-disorders
- National Institute on Mental Health (NIMH) — Personality Disorders https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/statistics/personality-disorders