Personality Disorder

Psychiatric Mental Health Clinic Located in Mesa, AZ

Personality disorder psychiatric treatment and therapy in mesa arizona

Personality Disorder Treatment and Therapy in Mesa, Arizona

Personality disorder is a mental health condition characterized by unstable thoughts, emotions, and behaviors- also called mood swings, thoughts of suicide, or intense fear. If you or someone you know is struggling with personality disorder, remember that support is available.

At Foothills Psychiatry in Mesa, board-certified mental health practitioner Simon George and his team provide compassionate care and evidence-based therapies and treatment for personality disorders to help you find stability and healing.

We do both Online/telepsychiatry and Offline consultations. Reach out to us for more information or schedule your consultation today.

Personality Disorder Common Question and Answers

What is Personality Disorder?

Personality disorder, as defined by mental health experts, refers to a mental condition characterized by enduring patterns of inner experiences and behaviors that typically affect multiple areas of functioning, such as cognition, emotion, interpersonal relationships, and impulse control. Additionally, these deviations often lead to distress or impairment in social, occupational, or other important areas of functioning. Personality disorders usually emerge in adolescence or early adulthood and tend to persist over time without proper intervention and treatment.
Consult Simon George in Mesa, your mental health practitioner if you are seeing these signs.

Personality Disorder Types

Antisocial Personality Disorder
This involves consistently ignoring or breaking others’ rights. People with this disorder might not follow social rules, lie often, or act impulsively.

Avoidant Personality Disorder
People with this condition are extremely shy, feel inadequate, and are very sensitive to criticism. They might avoid social situations unless they feel sure they’ll be accepted, worry a lot about being judged, or think they’re not good enough socially.

Borderline Personality Disorder
This means having unstable relationships, intense emotions, a poor self-image, and acting impulsively. Individuals might try hard to avoid being abandoned, make repeated suicide attempts, get really angry, or feel empty inside.

Dependent Personality Disorder
This involves relying heavily on others and behaving submissively and clingy. People with this disorder might struggle to make decisions without others’ input or feel uncomfortable when alone because they fear they can’t take care of themselves.

Histrionic Personality Disorder
People with this disorder crave attention and often show excessive emotions. They might feel uneasy when not in the spotlight, use their looks to get attention, or have dramatic mood swings.

Narcissistic Personality Disorder
This means needing constant admiration and lacking empathy. Individuals might think very highly of themselves, feel entitled, use others, or lack understanding of others’ feelings.

Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder
This involves being overly focused on order, perfection, and control. People might pay too much attention to details, work too hard, have rigid schedules, or be inflexible about their beliefs.

Paranoid Personality Disorder
This is about being distrustful of others and seeing them as unkind or deceitful. People with this disorder often believe others will harm them and find it hard to trust or get close to others.

Schizoid Personality Disorder
This involves being emotionally detached and avoiding social relationships. Individuals with this disorder often prefer being alone and don’t seem to care much about what others think.

Schizotypal Personality Disorder
People with this condition feel very uncomfortable in close relationships and might have strange beliefs or behaviors. They might have odd thoughts, act strangely, or feel very anxious in social situations.

Diagnosis of a personality disorder requires a mental health professional to evaluate long-term patterns of functioning and symptoms. Foothills Psychiatric Clinic in Mesa provides therapy and treatment for all types of personality disorders and other mental conditions to help you regain control of your life. Get in touch with our staff today.

Personality Disorder Symptoms

Common signs and symptoms you will notice in people suffering with personality disorders might be:
– mood swings
– unstable relationships
– changes in behavior and emotions
– job instability
– self-image, self-identity issues
– anger
– depression
– anxiety
– substance abuse
– suicidal thoughts
– feeling lonely, emptiness inside
– short-temper
– fear of abandonment

if you notice these signs in yourselves or someone you know, contact Foothills Psychiatric Services in Mesa, AZ immediately for comprehensive mental health support.

What increases the risk of Personality Disorder

A person may develop personality disorder due to risk factors like:

– family history and genetics
– brain structuring or abnormalities
– traumatic events during childhood
– prolonged stress
– unstable relationships
– feeling of neglect

Personality Disorder Diagnosis and Treatment in Mesa, AZ

How is Personality Disorder Diagnosed?

Mental Health Specialists at Foothills Psychiatric Clinic in Mesa does a compressive evaluation to confirm if the individual is suffering from personality disorders. Our healthcare professionals will ask about your thoughts, emotions, feelings, lifestyle habits, any medications you are taking, and medical history.

Upon examination of your current conditions or past conditions, we provide evidence-based therapies and treatment options to manage your symptoms and help you lead a more fulfilling life.

How is Personality Disorder Treated?

Simon George, board-certified psychiatrist and mental health practitioner, and his team provides effective treatment for all types of personality disorders including psychotherapy and medication management. Also, the team at Foothills Psychiatry follows your progress closely up to ensure a positive outcome, with long-lasting mental health improvement.

Various forms of psychotherapy have proven effective in treating personality disorders. Through therapy, individuals can gain insight into their condition, understand contributing factors to their symptoms, and freely discuss their thoughts, emotions, and actions. Therapy helps in comprehending the impact of one’s behavior on others, learning symptom management techniques, and addressing behaviors hindering relationships and functioning. Treatment methods are tailored to the specific disorder, its severity, and the individual’s circumstances.

Common Psychotherapy approaches for treating personality disorder may include:
– Psychoanalytic/psychodynamic/transference-focused therapy
– Dialectical behavior therapy
– Cognitive behavioral therapy
– Group therapy
– Psychoeducation- it involves educating the individual and their family about the diagnosis, treatment, and coping strategies.
Medication management
Foothills Psychiatric Clinic provides medication management to manage the symptoms and effects of personality disorders that can help control and stabilize the conditions. Our healthcare professionals can prescribe medications online or offline so you can get medicines from your nearby pharmacy in Mesa and nearby locations in Arizona.
Self-Awareness and Lifestyle Changes
Other than getting treatment for personality disorders, some self-care and coping strategies can help in managing the symptoms and effects in individuals. Things like learning about the condition, getting active, leaving drugs and alcohol, joining a support group, journaling, relaxation, stress management, and staying connected with your loved ones can also help in reducing the effects and living a quality life.

Request Consultation for Personality Disorder today

If you or someone you care about is facing the challenging impact of personality disorder, don’t hesitate to contact our leading mental health clinic specializing in all types of personality disorder treatments in Mesa and nearby areas of Arizona. Foothills Psychiatric Clinic is prepared to offer the professional care and assistance you require to regain control of your life. Schedule your consultation today and begin your journey towards healing and recovery. Remember, you don’t have to walk on the path to wellness all alone; we’re here to support you every step of the way.

Patient’s Online Portal

We also provide telepsychiatry and telehealth services, or treatment from the comfort of your home to patients suffering from personality disorders and other mental disorders. Click on the Virtual Clinic button below to seek help from our online mental health specialists.

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