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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 with personality disorders commonly blame other people or circumstances for problems they have created. This leads to a sense of loneliness or isolation.

At Cadabam’s Hospital, we take care of individuals with personality disorders by carefully diagnosing the array of this condition. Every individual is advised a unique and customized treatment plan through one on one counseling and clinically-verified psychotherapy and medication management that help in careful and gradual recovery.

People with personality disorders have a different sense of existence, making it substantially difficult to treat this condition. They are change-resistant as these personality traits are quite deep-rooted. Superficial treatment methods do not work for all individuals with this condition.

Acceptance is a key aspect clubbed with lifestyle counseling that helps these individuals on a regular basis. At Cadabams, we focus on solution-oriented treatment plans that offer post-treatment care for both the individuals and their loved ones to ensure long-term recovery.

What are the types of Personality Disorders?

Some of the common types of personality disorders and common symptoms are as follows:

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 found in 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 personality disorder (OCPD)

  • 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. Hence, they are often 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. These include a psychiatric evaluation to gauge the symptoms, a physical examination, and even different modules of psychotherapy including individual therapy, group therapy, family therapy, social skill training and occupational therapy.

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. Post treatment care, caregiver support and 24/7 support are very crucial. 

Individuals with personality disorders can also have symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Alzheimer’s. Seek help from our psychiatrists and psychologists at Cadabam’s Hospitals to avail the best treatment for Alzheimer’s disease in India. Continue establishing and maintaining your treatment plan as it is important to monitor symptoms, even if you feel a little better.

Why Cadabams?

Cadabams has helped thousands of people in the past 30 years, treating mental and psychosocial symptoms as a part of their psychiatric emergency services. We have a trusted and dedicated multi-speciality team that comes with decades of experience who are one step ahead to help different individuals with their personal issues.

We provide both inpatient and outpatient services and follow an evidence-based treatment approach that also makes us one of the most popular centers for treating PTSD in India.

If you or your loved ones are going through personality disorders and seek professional help for Alzheimer's disease treatment in India, do not hesitate to give us a call at +91 97414 76476 today.

FAQs about Personality Disorders

How to get help for personality disorder?

Getting help for personality disorders starts by first accepting it. The person suffering from personality disorders is usually in denial of it. Ensure that you get enough support where you can open up and ask for help from your loved ones. 

Can personality disorders develop later in life?

Personality disorders can develop at any stage of life. Mostly, they are caused by hereditary and lifestyle factors. It can be aggravated in cases where the individual has had dysfunctional encounters which lead to disorders in later stages of life.

Are Personality Disorders completely curable?

Personality Disorders are interchangeable in nature. It can make an individual quite reserved creating a change-resistant personality. Even though there are various treatment methods for this condition, a complete cure is not possible. However, the symptoms can surely come under control with the help of professional counselors.

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Personality Disorder

doctors | Personality Disorder


Shabdita Ritu Sarmah
M.Phil (Clinical Psychology), M.A(Clinical Psychology)

Consultant Clinical Psychologist


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

Consultant Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Mala Murlidhar

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

Consultant Clinical Psychologist

Dr B. R. Madhukar

Dr Madhukar BR

Medical Director & Consultant Psychiatrist

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