Personality Disorder

Personality Disorder is a term given to people who have difficulty in relating to others and having their needs met. They often feel overwhelmed by their emotions and find it difficult to cope when they have a strong emotion. This is sometimes due to upsetting and abusive experiences in childhood in which the sufferer has not had the chance to form a secure attachment with a parent or important adult.

Many people with a Personality Disorder find that they have a tendency to self harm (e.g. by cutting themselves or taking overdoses) as a way of coping with overwhelming emotions.

There are a number of different types of Personality Disorder, including Avoidant, Borderline, and Obsessive-Compulsive.

Twenty20 Psychology offers several useful therapies in helping people who suffer from Personality Disorders.

 

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People suffering from a Personality Disorder often feel overwhelmed by their emotions and find it difficult to cope.