Personality Disorders


People with personality disorders experience patterns of behavior, feelings, and thinking that can: 

  • Interfere with a person's life.
  • Create problems at work or school.
  • Cause issues in personal and social relationships.

Antisocial Personality Disorder

Antisocial personality disorder is a mental health condition in which a
person has a long-term pattern of manipulating, exploiting, or violating
the rights of others. This behavior is often criminal.

Symptoms include:

  • Be able to act witty and charming
  • Be good at flattery and manipulating other people's emotions
  • Break the law repeatedly
  • Disregard the safety of self and others
  • Have problems with substance abuse
  • Lie, steal, and fight often
  • Not show guilt or remorse
  • Often be angry or arrogant

Borderline Personality Disorder

Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a mental health condition in
which a person has long-term patterns of unstable or turbulent emotions.
These inner experiences often result in impulsive actions and chaotic
relationships with other people.

Symptoms include:

  • Intense fear of being abandoned
  • Cannot tolerate being alone
  • Frequent feelings of emptiness and boredom
  • Frequent displays of inappropriate anger
  • Impulsiveness, such as with substance abuse or sexual relationships
  • Repeated crises and acts of self-injury, such as wrist cutting or overdosing

Possible Treatments

  • Medications
  • Pyschoterapy
  • Counseling
  • Group or Individual Talk