International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 1, Issue 13, Part I (2015)
Treatment approaches for personality disorders-Challenges and other issues
Dr. Jasbir Rishi
Personality disorders are seen by professionals and researchers as an enduring pattern of inner experience and behaviour that deviates markedly from the expectations of the culture of the individual who exhibits it. These patterns are inflexible and pervasive across many situations. These disorders typically aren't diagnosed until an individual is a young adult, often not until their 20's or even 30's. Most individuals with personality disorders lead pretty normal lives and often only seek psychotherapeutic treatment during times of increased stress or social demands. Personality disorders tend to be an intergral part of a person, There are many different forms (modalities) of treatment used for personality disorders: (Magnavita and Jaffery, 2004), Individual psychotherapy, Family therapy, Group therapy, Psychological-education ,Self-help groups, Psychiatric medications and Milieu therapy are applied... rnDespite the divergences of their approaches, many psychologists agree that while treating personality disorders is not easy, it isn't impossible. That personality disorders are not treatable was a myth that occurred because there was very little empirical research on treatments. As more studies get published, we will see that start to change."
How to cite this article:
Dr. Jasbir Rishi. Treatment approaches for personality disorders-Challenges and other issues. International Journal of Applied Research. 2015; 1(13): 595-599.