Ohio Recovery Center Treatment For Personality Disorders

Manish Mishra, MBBS

Medically Reviewed By: Manish Mishra, MBBS

on May 8, 2024

Having borderline personality disorder, antisocial personality disorder, or another personality disorder can make it difficult to form healthy relationships and live everyday life. Ohio Recovery Center’s residential program can give you the tools needed to manage your symptoms and achieve your goals.

Everyone has a personality that is distinct, multi-faceted, and evolves with time. And everyone’s personality includes both positive and negative traits.

However, when aspects of a person’s personality are outside of what is considered normal, they can interfere with daily life and consistently cause problems for the person. This may indicate a personality disorder, a treatable mental health condition.

At Ohio Recovery Center, people with personality disorders can find the support, care, and tools they need to grow in self-awareness, manage their symptoms, and avoid problematic behaviors. 

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Personality Disorder Treatment At Ohio Recovery Center

Ohio Recovery Center offers residential mental health treatment, with primary care from medical and clinical professionals for people with severe mental and behavioral health disorders, including all forms of personality disorders.

This includes a full mental health assessment to help determine your specific needs, psychological interventions, pharmacotherapy, holistic treatment options, and aftercare planning.

Your individualized treatment plan may include stabilization services, medication management, one-on-one therapy, group therapy, support groups, family psychoeducation, and more.

Treatment services take place in our state-of-the-art facility, which sits on 55 acres of beautiful countryside in northwest Ohio. You’ll stay in one of our renovated, gender-specific cottages and have access to amenities such as a fitness center, hiking trails, sports fields, recreation rooms, and more.


A number of different types of psychotherapy, or talk therapy, are proven to help people struggling with a personality disorder, both in one-on-one and group settings. 

These options include:

Therapy can help you identify and address abnormal thoughts and behaviors, handle difficult emotions, and build healthy relationships.


Antidepressants, mood stabilizers, antipsychotics, and anti-anxiety medications may, situationally, be prescribed to address symptoms related to personality disorders.

Learn About Personality Disorders

Personality disorders are diverse, but they all involve 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 without treatment, and may co-occur with a wide range of secondary conditions.

Types Of Personality Disorders

Personality disorders are fairly common and are grouped into three broad clusters with certain commonalities between them.

Cluster A (odd or eccentric thinking and behavior) includes:

  • paranoid personality disorder
  • schizoid personality disorder
  • schizotypal personality disorder

Cluster B (unstable emotions and dramatic or impulsive behavior) includes:

  • antisocial personality disorder
  • histrionic personality disorder
  • borderline personality disorder
  • narcissistic personality disorder

Cluster C (anxious or fearful thoughts and behavior) includes:

  • 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 disorders, depression, or substance abuse that can further complicate their symptoms.


Personality disorders are diagnosed by mental health professionals at ORC and elsewhere using criteria laid out in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5).

Diagnostic procedures usually involve a physical exam to identify and address any underlying physical health problems, and a psychiatric evaluation that may be supported by information provided by family members or other loved ones.

Signs & Symptoms

Each specific personality disorder will have its own unique symptoms.

These are generally 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

Risk Factors 

Personality disorders are known to be linked to specific risk factors, though their emergence is also highly individualized. 

Risk factors may 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 U.S. adults have some form of personality disorder, as well as 40 to 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.

Find Treatment At Ohio Recovery Center Today

For more information on the treatment of personality disorders and other mental health conditions at ORC, please contact us today.

  1. American Psychiatric Association (APA) — What are Personality Disorders? https://www.psychiatry.org/patients-families/personality-disorders/what-are-personality-disorders
  2. National Institute on Mental Health (NIMH) — Personality Disorders https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/statistics/personality-disorders

Written by Ohio Recovery Center Editorial Team

© 2024 Ohio Recovery Center | All Rights Reserved

* This page does not provide medical advice.

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