Mental Health Problems – Understanding Personality Disorders

 

Personality Disorders
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An experienced clinical psychologist, Dr. David Steinbok treats clients through his practice in Boca Raton, Florida. Before beginning his career, he earned his doctorate in clinical psychology from Nova Southeastern University. Dr. David Steinbok cares for people with a variety of mental health challenges, including individuals with personality disorders.

People with personality disorders behave and think over the long-term in ways that prove harmful to their health and reduce their quality of life. Depending on the severity of the personality disorder in question, people may find that they cannot cope with commonplace stresses and that they have difficulty maintaining relationships or even working. Moreover, some individuals with a personality disorder may not realize that they have a mental health issue.

Experts have identified many different types of personality disorders. For example, people with antisocial personality disorder demonstrate a penchant for lying, impulsivity, and disregarding the feelings of others. Paranoid personality disorder, on the other hand, gives rise to undue suspicions of other people, making it difficult for a person with this disorder to develop close relationships.

Data suggests that just under 10 percent of American adults live with one or more personality disorders.

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