Individual personalities develop from experiences, environments, and inherited characteristics. Our upbringings, formal years, and DNA significantly factor into our personality types. When our personalities morph into unusual ways of thinking about ourselves, abnormal ways of relating to others, and unpredictable ways of controlling our behaviors, we may have a personality disorder.
Personality disorders are ingrained within our character, and as a result, many individuals will be unaware that they may have a mental health disorder. Individuals often see their thoughts, motives, and actions as normal, even though others who surround them are well aware there is something off.
These maladaptive patterns often will carry into every aspect of one’s life, creating havoc in their relationships, home life, and occupational functioning. According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), there are a total of ten personality disorders that are broken up into three clusters or categories known as Cluster A, Cluster B, and Cluster C.
AKUA Mind & Body utilizes a blend of holistic approaches combined with evidence-based treatment and medication assistance to help individuals who have been affected by personality disorder. This treatment approach allows clients to recognize their underlying triggers and then provides guidance to develop healthy coping skills.