Personality Disorders

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About Us

Michelle Barratt Psychology is a Toowong and Redland Bay / Wynnum – Manly Clinical Psychology Practice, and aims to provide treatment for Personality Disorders in Brisbane at the highest standard. The practice values implementing support and treatment that not only endeavours to support their clients feel safe, heard and understood, but also strives to offer effective treatment that will empower clients to learn new skills to support them in the future. If you are unsure about what you are dealing with, please don’t hesitate to contact us to support you through the next step of either working out what to do or how to proceed with an appointment.

What are Personality Disorders?

A persistent collection of behaviours, thoughts, and feelings by the client that fundamentally depart from the client’s mainstream cultural norms and expectations across many areas of functioning are characteristics of personality disorders, a specific subset of mental diseases. Characteristics of personality disorders include early onset, intrinsic rigidity, and occasionally unpredictable/unstable behaviour (depending on the personality disorder of course). People who care about them, including coworkers and parents/family, frequently describe the challenging symptoms that characterise personality disorders as being extremely distressing and challenging to live with.

The majority of the time, those who have been diagnosed with a personality disorder report difficulty with relationships, cognition, emotional dysregulation, and impulse control. This is incredibly generic, though, and many personality disorders will have distinctive or more obvious symptoms than others.

Unfortunately, persons who have been or have not been diagnosed with personality disorders frequently use coping mechanisms to deal with the suffering that their undesirable behaviours cause in their personal, social, and professional lives. Most of their coping mechanisms, though, are maladaptive in nature, and if used for a prolonged period of time, they can lead to anxiety and depression (Borderline Personality Disorder, Narcissistic Personality Disorder)

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