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Personality Disorder

Everyone has problems getting along with other people sometimes. Personality disorder is a term for several behaviour patterns that make it consistently difficult for people to get along with others regardless of the circumstances. People who suffer from a personality disorder have problems maintaining healthy relationships. Sufferers commonly blame other people or circumstances for problems they have created. This leads to a sense of loneliness or isolation.

Types of personality disorders and common symptoms.

Anti social personality disorder

  • Break rules
  • No regard for the feelings of others
  • Can be aggressive and violent
  • At risk for alcohol and drug abuse
  • Often get in trouble with law

Avoidant personality disorder

  • Exhibit extreme shyness
  • Fearful of rejection
  • Avoid relationships outside the family

Borderline personality disorder

  • Suffer from extreme mood changes, swinging from being unrealistically happy to feeling extremely depressed
  • Choose inappropriate friendships from a fear of being alone
  • Sometimes cut or burn themselves on purpose
  • More likely to threaten to kill themselves than people who suffer from other personality disorders

Dependent personality disorder

  • More commonly women than men
  • Have an extreme fear of being alone
  • Difficulty making or refuse to make decisions

Narcissistic personality disorder

  • Constantly seek attention
  • Imagine unrealistic personal success
  • Difficulty talking about anyone but themselves
  • More manipulative in relationships

Obsessive compulsive disorder

  • Perfectionists
  • Often very responsible, but can drive others away
  • Inflexible
  • Have difficulty adapting to change

Paranoid personality disorder

  • Feel constantly threatened by others actions
  • Unforgiving
  • Explosive tempers

Schizoid personality disorder

  • Withdrawn and distant
  • Preoccupied with their own thoughts
  • Fearful of close relationships


People who suffer from a personality disorder rarely seek help on their own. That is because they commonly blame other people and outside circumstances for problems they create. People with personality disorders are sometimes forced to seek treatment as a consequence of their behaviour.

Treatments for personality disorders are often very successful and include combining prescription medications with psychological intervention. Prescription medications usually include anti-depressants or anti-anxiety drugs. The most important thing is to continue treatment even when you begin to feel better as personality disorders are manageable but won’t probably go away.

Seek help from our psychiatrists and psychologists at Cadabam’s Hospitals as it is important to establish and maintain your treatment plan.

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Dr. Manisha Jain

Manisha Jain
BA - Psychology, MA - Psychology, M.Phil - Clinical Psychology

Clinical Psychologist


M Phil (Clinical Psychology), M A(Clinical Psychology)

Consultant Clinical Psychologist


M.Sc (Psychology), M.Phil Psychology, Phd in Psycho-oncology 

Consultant Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Mala Murlidhar

PH.D. (Clinical Psychology), MS (Clinical Psychology), BA (Psychology)

Consultant Clinical Psychologist

Dr B. R. Madhukar


Medical Director & Consultant Psychiatrist

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