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What is a personality disorder and can it be treated by drugs / psychiatry?

13 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Woods
Psychiatry
10 doctors agree

In brief: Enduring Patterns

A personality disorder is a mental health condition in which an individual exhibits enduring behaviors and experiences associated with significant stress or disability deviating from social expectations especially in relating to others.
Personality disorders are inflexible and pervasive across many situations. Ttreament is usually some form of psychotherapy combined with medication management.

In brief: Enduring Patterns

A personality disorder is a mental health condition in which an individual exhibits enduring behaviors and experiences associated with significant stress or disability deviating from social expectations especially in relating to others.
Personality disorders are inflexible and pervasive across many situations. Ttreament is usually some form of psychotherapy combined with medication management.
Dr. Robert Woods
Dr. Robert Woods
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Dr. Jonathan Nehrer
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
5 doctors agree

In brief: Answer

The previous doctor is correct, i would just add that counseling is more important than medication only, so the answer is meds yes along with psychotherapy.

In brief: Answer

The previous doctor is correct, i would just add that counseling is more important than medication only, so the answer is meds yes along with psychotherapy.
Dr. Jonathan Nehrer
Dr. Jonathan Nehrer
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Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry
4 doctors agree

In brief: A personality

Disorder involves a rigid and unhealthy pattern of thinking and behaving no matter what the situation.
This leads to significant problems and limitations in relationships, social encounters, work and school. Medications can help with some symptoms, but treatment is based on a long term relationship with a therapist.

In brief: A personality

Disorder involves a rigid and unhealthy pattern of thinking and behaving no matter what the situation.
This leads to significant problems and limitations in relationships, social encounters, work and school. Medications can help with some symptoms, but treatment is based on a long term relationship with a therapist.
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Dr. Susan Uhrich
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Dr. Ravi Chand
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: PD

Personality traits or disorders are innate traits we have built up from early teens and are very difficult to treat.
Identify core symptoms and try to overcome them for example, paranoia, avoidance, dependence etc.

In brief: PD

Personality traits or disorders are innate traits we have built up from early teens and are very difficult to treat.
Identify core symptoms and try to overcome them for example, paranoia, avoidance, dependence etc.
Dr. Ravi Chand
Dr. Ravi Chand
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Personality

Please refer to my answer above.

In brief: Personality

Please refer to my answer above.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Personality

Inflexible pattern of thinking, behaving and feeling, which interfere with daily functioning or cause distress.
Treatment is psychotherapy, and for the associated psychiatric diagnoses, medications are used.

In brief: Personality

Inflexible pattern of thinking, behaving and feeling, which interfere with daily functioning or cause distress.
Treatment is psychotherapy, and for the associated psychiatric diagnoses, medications are used.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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