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Personality Disorder

Boston Neurobehavioral Associates

Psychiatry & Psychotherapist located in New Bedford, MA & Brockton, MA

Personality Disorder refers to persistent patterns of maladaptive thoughts, emotions, and behaviors that affect interpersonal relationships.

Personality Disorders Q&A

What are some common symptoms of personality disorders?

Symptoms of personality disorders can include difficulty forming and maintaining relationships, intense mood swings, impulsivity, and a distorted self-image.


What causes personality disorders?

The exact causes of personality disorders are not fully understood, but genetics, environmental factors, and childhood experiences may all play a role.


How are personality disorders treated?

Treatment for personality disorders typically involves therapy, such as dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) or cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), and medication, such as antidepressants or mood stabilizers.


Can personality disorders be cured?

While personality disorders cannot be cured, they can be effectively managed with treatment. Many individuals with personality disorders are able to lead fulfilling and productive lives with the help of therapy and medication.


How common are personality disorders?

Personality disorders are estimated to affect about 10% of the general population. They are more commonly diagnosed in women than in men.


Can personality disorders be prevented?

There is no known way to prevent personality disorders, but seeking treatment early can help manage symptoms and improve quality of life.