Personality Disorder

 Shri Rishi Psychiatry Clinic | Personality Disorder treatment


Personality disorders are characterized by deeply ingrained, generally lifelong maladaptive patterns of behavior that are usually recognizable at adolescence or earlier.

Paranoid Personality Disorder:

The paranoid personality disorder is characterized by unwarranted suspicion, hypersensitivity, jealousy, envy, rigidity, excessive self-importance, and a tendency to blame and ascribe evil motives to others.

Schizoid Personality Disorder:

The schizoid personality disorder is characterized by shyness, oversensitivity, seclusiveness, avoidance of close or competitive relationships, eccentricity, no loss of capacity to recognize reality, daydreaming, and an ability to express hostility and aggression.

Schizotypal Personality Disorder:

The schizotypal personality disorder is similar to schizoid personality, but the person also exhibits slight losses of reality testing, has odd beliefs, and is aloof and withdrawn.

Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder (OCPD):

OCPD is characterized by excessive concern with conformity and standards of conscience; the individual may be rigid, overconscientious, ever dutiful, overinhibited, and unable to relax (three Ps – punctual, parsimonious, and precise).

Histrionic Personality Disorder:

The histrionic personality disorder is characterized by emotional instability, excitability, over-reactivity, vanity, immaturity, dependency, and self-dramatization that is attention seeking and seductive.

Avoidant Personality Disorder:

An avoidant personality disorder is characterized by low levels of energy, easy fatigability, lack of enthusiasm, inability to enjoy life, and oversensitivity to stress.

Antisocial Personality Disorder:

Antisocial personality disorder covers persons in conflict with society. They are incapable of loyalty, selfish, callous, irresponsible, impulsive, and unable to feel guilt or learn from experience; they have low levels of frustration tolerance and a tendency to blame others.

Narcissistic Personality Disorder:

The narcissistic personality disorder is characterized by grandiose feelings, a sense of entitlement, a lack of empathy, envy, manipulativeness, and a need for attention and admiration.

Borderline Personality Disorder:

The borderline personality disorder is characterized by instability, impulsiveness, chaotic sexuality, suicidal acts, self-mutilating behavior, identity problems, ambivalence, and feeling of emptiness and boredom.

Dependent Personality Disorder:

This is characterized by passive and submissive behavior; the person is unsure of himself or herself and becomes entirely dependent on others.