Given they cover a broad spectrum, treating personality disorders can be complex. Recognizing that each disorder is unique—from borderline and narcissistic to avoidant and obsessive-compulsive—we tailor our therapeutic approaches to the individual’s specific needs. Leveraging a blend of traditional therapies and holistic Hawaiian healing principles, we cultivate a nurturing environment conducive to treating personality disorders.
What are Personality Disorders?
Personality is what sets us apart in how we think, feel, and act. It’s shaped by our experiences, our environment, and our genetics, and it generally remains consistent throughout our lives. A personality disorder, on the other hand, is when someone’s way of thinking, feeling, and behaving is significantly different from cultural norms, leads to distress or functional issues, and persists over time.
Personality disorders are characterized by enduring patterns of behavior and internal experiences that deviate notably from societal expectations. These patterns typically emerge in late adolescence or early adulthood and can lead to considerable distress or difficulties in daily functioning. Such disorders aren’t just occasional deviations in behavior; they represent consistent and long-term ways of interacting with the world that differ from what’s generally accepted or expected.
Signs of Using Dissociative Drugs
Often, those who suffer from personality disorders turn to dissociative substances to help relieve their symptoms. Below are some common signs of use. If you notice a loved one exhibiting these, we recommend seeking support as soon as you can.
Types of Personality Disorders
The ten personality disorders are grouped into three clusters based on similar characteristics and symptoms. It is important to note that it’s not necessary to exhibit all the signs and symptoms listed for a disorder to be diagnosed.
Cluster A Personality Disorders (odd/eccentric thinking or behavior)
Paranoid personality disorder
Schizoid personality disorder
Schizotypal personality disorder
Cluster B Personality Disorders (dramatic, overly emotional, or unpredictable thinking or behavior)
Antisocial personality disorder
Borderline personality disorder
Histrionic personality disorder
Narcissistic personality disorder
Cluster C Personality Disorders (anxious, fearful thinking or behavior)
Avoidant personality disorder
Dependent personality disorder
Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder (NOT the same as obsessive-compulsive disorder, a type of anxiety disorder.)
Personality Disorders Statitistics
Personality disorders are diagnosed in 40–60% of psychiatric patients, rendering them the most common of all psychiatric diagnoses.
65–90% of people treated for a substance use disorder have at least one personality disorder.
Traumatic childhood experiences are risk factors that elevate the chances that an individual may develop a personality disorder.