Family therapy is effective in helping the family members manage and cope with the symptoms of their loved one with a personality disorder.
The benefits of family therapy for personality disorder includes –providing psycho-education about the personality disorder to the family members and helping them understand constructive and destructive ways of responding to the individual with the personality disorder. It can also help them deal with the negative emotional and behavioural consequences of engaging with someone with a personality disorder on a day-to-day basis. Family therapy also helps repair and strengthen relationships and resolve conflicts.
The number of sessions required depends on each individual’s unique challenges and responsiveness to their treatment.
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