According to the National Institute of Mental Health, roughly nine percent of adults in the United States struggle with a personality disorder. Research also shows that individuals struggling with a personality disorder are very likely to have co-occurring including anxiety, mood, eating disorders, or substance use.
Individuals struggling with a personality disorder may experience difficulty regulating emotions; extreme feelings of strong emotion like anger, anxiety, and depression; engaging in frequent, and sometimes dangerous, behaviors like substance abuse, eating disorders, and self-harm; dissociation; difficulty in relationships; and attempts to avoid real and imagined abandonment.
Treating Personality Disorders
While personality disorders are a serious mental illness, prognosis is significantly improved with proper treatment. Keystone Treatment utilizes evidence based therapies to treat personality disorders. With treatment, men and women with personality disorders can experience a significant decrease in the severity of anxiety, depression, self-harm, and suicidality. Treatment in a group setting can also help improve your interpersonal relationships and help you with handling extreme emotions.
Keystone Treatment offers several levels of care for treating personality disorders, including day, intensive, and outpatient treatment, in order to identify skills you can use to give you the best chance for success.