Personality Disorder

Personality Disorders affect the core of who you are. The disorder is characterized by an unhealthy way of thinking and perceiving the world. Individuals with personality disorder have a problem in how they deal with situations and people. These problems impact their personal and social lives.

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Personality Disorders begin early in life but they are difficult to understand. They are of different types and each of them has their own distinct traits. But their core impact is the same. Personality Disorders are treatable if they are diagnosed accurately by a professional!

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  • Feeling the urge to consume the drug every day.
  • Blocking out all other thoughts that could be related to personal, professional life.
  • Developing increased tolerance
  • Consuming drugs for longer periods
  • Trying to ensure that you don’t run out of supply.

  • Long periods of intense joy without any reason
  • Extreme agitation 
  • Restlessness and racing thoughts
  • Significant behavioral changes 
  • Loss of interest in activities 
  • Feelings of unworthiness
  • Inability to accept change in routine.
  • Issues with short-term memory
  • Inability to multitask
  • Severe difficulty in communicating
  • Problems with personal hygiene
  • The urge to get everything done right or perfectionism
  • Keeping the house clean and spending an inordinate amount of time repeating the process
  • Constantly washing hands with soap to remain germ-free
  • Hoarding
  • Counting
  • Being Over Protective
  • Extremely inappropriate and disproportionate emotional reactions
  • A damaged identity
  • Inability to feel empathetic toward others
  • Intense narcissism
  • A persistent fear of rejection and abandonment
  • Severe mood changes without a clear cause
  • Substance abuse as a coping mechanism
  • Overwhelming anxiety and worry
  • Self-harm and suicidal tendency or attempts

Symptoms of learning disabilities at preschool age:

  • Having trouble pronouncing words
  • Trouble finding the right word
  • Difficulty rhyming
  • Finding it challenging to follow directions or learning routines
  • Having difficulty controlling crayons and pencils


Symptoms of learning disabilities from age 5-9:

  • Unable to blend syllables to make coherent sounds
  • Slow to learn new skills
  • Trouble grasping basic math concepts
  • Finding it difficult to tell time and remember a certain sequence
  • Persistent difficulties in reading, writing, arithmetic or mathematical reasoning

  • Difficulties in Communication
  • Difficulties in Social Skills
  • Sensory Difficulties
  • Behavioural Difficulties
  • Problems in school and with successful learning
  • Employment problems
  • Inability to live one your own
  • Social isolation
  • Deep feelings of sadness
  • Dark moods
  • Feelings of worthless
  • Appetite changes
  • Lack of energy
  • Withdrawing from friends
  • Preoccupation with suicidal thoughts or self-harm

  • Increase in consumption by quantity or frequency
  • High tolerance for alcohol
  • Drinking at inappropriate times without reason.
  • Peer Circles also involved in heavy drinking
  • Avoiding contact with close friends and family
  • Increased dependency on alcohol to function normally in life
  • Excessive lethargy, wanting to stay home, and depression
  • Legal problems and trouble at work
  • Isolation from family or friends
  • Difficulty in focusing
  • Difficulty in sleeping
  • Becoming easily agitated or irritated
  • Changing friends and social groups frequently 
  • Hallucinations
  • Delusions
  • Thought Disorders
  • Movement Disorders
  • Disorganized thinking or speech
  • Lack of impulse control
  • Lack of emotions or expressions
  • Genetics - Genetic Factors play a role in the incidence of drug addiction. Having a close relative with the problem indicates higher risk for developing addiction issues.
  • Environmental Causes - The community surrounding an individual ( family and friends) also plays a role in incidence of addiction.
  • Co-morbidities - Individuals suffering from one or more conditions like bipolar disorder or severe depression are at a greater risk of developing substance addiction.


  • Biological Causes
  • Difference in Brain Structures
  • Disorders like ADHD and PTSD
  • Psychological Causes
  • Genetic Factors

  • Neurodegeneration
  • Alzheimers and Parkinsons Disorder
  • Tumours in the Brain
  • Damage or Trauma to Frontal or Temporal Lobes of the Brain
  • Structural Abnormalities in the Brain
  • Chronic intake of toxins
  • Dysfunction of various organs or disorders affecting metabolism of vitamins like B12
  • Certain Auto-Immune Disorders
  • Chemical or Hormonal Imbalance
  • Genetic Factors
  • Workplace and Academic Stress
  • Genetics
  • Issues with Neurotransmitters
  • Stunted Brain Development
  • Environmental Factors
  • Childhood Trauma
  • Heredity
  • Illness during and after birth
  • Stress during Infancy
  • Environment
  • Comorbidity

  • Close family member with autism
  • Genetic mutations
  • Conceiving late in life
  • Fragile X syndrome and genetic disorders
  • conditions like diabetes and obesity during pregnancy or alcohol consumption during pregnancy
  • Low birth weight
  • Metabolic imbalances
  • Exposure to heavy metals and environmental toxins
  • A history of viral infections
  • Untreated conditions like rubella (German measles)
  • Foetal exposure to the medications like Valproic acid (Depakene) or thalidomide (Thalomid)
  • Abuse and Conflicts
  • Death and Major Life Events
  • Medications
  • Genetic Factors
  • Brain Structure
  • Certain Medical Conditions
  • Addiction

  • Genetics and Physiology - Family History of Alcoholism plays a role.
  • Environmental Factors - Certain surrounding factors like access to alcohol, economic affluence can influence alcoholism.
  • Social Factors - People who are victims of alcoholics sometimes tend to develop the same behavior as adults
  • Psychological Factors including stressors and unique coping mechanisms.

A singular cause for Schizophrenia has not yet been found. But there are three major factors that might influence the incidence of the disorder. The factors include:

  • Genetic Factors
  • Biological Factors
  • Environmental factors
  • Detoxification
  • Behavioral Counselling
  • Medication
  • Therapy
  • Psychotherapy
  • Medications like mood stabilizers, antipsychotic medication, Antidepressants, and Anti-anxiety medications. 
  • Family-focused therapy
  • Psychoeducation
  • Interpersonal and Social Rhythm Therapy
  • Medications like Cholinesterase Inhibitors
  • Non-Drug Therapy
  • Mixed Approach
  • Supplements and a healthy diet plan.
  • Psychotherapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Exposure Response Treatments
  • Medications
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Mentalisation Based Therapy
  • Schema Focused Therapy
  • Therapeutic Communities
  • Transference Focused Psychotherapy

For children who have SLD related to reading:

  • Special Teaching Techniques
  • Classroom Modifications
  • Using Technology
  • Oral Exams as an option to be tested

For children who have difficulty in expressing in written form:

  • Special Teaching Tools
  • Using Technology
  • For mathematical difficulties: visual techniques, memory aids, usage of computers

  • Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA)
  • Discrete Trial Training (DTT)
  • Early Intensive BehaviourIntervention (EIBI)
  • Pivotal Response Training (PRT)
  • Verbal Behaviour Intervention (VBI)
  • Treatment and Education of Autistic and related Communication Handicapped Children Method (TEACCH)
  • Medications for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
  • Developmental, Individual Differences, Relationship based Approach (DIR)
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Sensory Integration Therapy
  • Speech Therapy
  • Music Therapy
  • Behaviour and communication therapies
  • Educational therapies.
  • Family therapy
  • Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Electroconvulsive Therapy
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Medications
  • Supplements
  • Alternative Therapies
  • Essential Oils

  • Detoxification
  • Learning skills and establishing a strict alcohol addiction treatment plan:
  • Psychological Counselling:
  • Medications
  • Behavior modification
  • Medication
  • Therapy like group therapy or cognitive behavioural therapy
  • Self-help resources
  • Psychological counselling methods
  • Rehabilitation
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Can Personality Disorder be treated?

Personality Disorders can be treated. However, the recovery journey, and duration depends on the Personality Disorder types and severity of the disorder. A multimodal approach combining multiple professionals is seen to be the most important. Personality Disorder Treatment in Hyderabad can be availed at Cadabams' brand new Hyderabad Center. Our team of expert professionals comprising of a psychiatrist, psychologist, counsellors and other professionals make recovery an accelerated process.

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Dr Praveen Kumar

DPM FAGE (MAHE)

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Here's everything else you need to know about Personality Disorder

Personality Disorders are a set of serious mental health issues that impact the way to perceive the world. They affect how you behave, react and think. They put strain on your physical health, mental health and significantly damage your relationships with your loved ones. The key to recovery from personality disorders is accurate diagnosis and effective treatment.

Personality Disorders in India have an incidence of around 1.07% amongst the entire population. This percentage increases as population density increases. Hyderabad, as a major city in the country, sees increased incidence of issues like personality disorders. Personality disorders cause significant distress both to the individual and their families. Leaving them untreated can lead to various complications.

We believe that a city like Hyderabad needs a significant upgrade to its mental health infrastructure. We offer significantly advanced facilities for personality disorders. Everything from diagnosis, treatment and post-recovery care, we are there for you every step of the way. We understand that personality disorders are difficult to cope with, that is why we focus on offering you the best care possible.


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Early diagnosis of personality disorders is the first step to complete recovery. The earlier and more accurate the diagnosis, the simpler it is to begin the recovery process. Early diagnosis also ensures that there are fewer complications to the person’s health. Issues like substance abuse, depression and anxiety that are results of long term personality disorders can be avoided completely. So, how are personality disorders diagnosed?

The Process

You could call us on our helpline or book an appointment with our mental health professional. Once you have interacted with the professional, they take over the process. It includes:

  • Detailed interactions regarding your history with you and your family.
  • Questionnaires for detailed psychological evaluation.
  • Identifying signs and symptoms.

Treatment approaches include structured therapies like Dialectical Behavior Therapy ( DBT), Cognitive Behavior Therapy ( CBT), Medication, and alternative treatment approaches. These can be availed through OPD consultations, through hospitalization, or through rehabilitation. We believe that rehabilitation is the best treatment option for Personality Disorders.


People with personality disorders face severe complications if their condition is left untreated. As the personality defines how you react, think and behave, many of the basic aspects of day-to-day functioning are hampered due to personality disorders. They can succumb to substance use disorders like drug addiction or alcoholism. Further, personality disorders can lead to problems in one's life like frequent changing of jobs, legal issues, relationship issues, and incomplete education.

Fortunately, there is a solution. At Cadabam’s we offer complete and comprehensive solutions for personality disorders. With accurate diagnosis, and diverse treatment options, we ensure that you receive the best care for personality disorders in Hyderabad. Cadabam’s stands with you through your entire recovery journey.

We have over 3 decades of experience in rehabilitation for various types of personality disorders. We are bringing this expertise and our cutting-edge facilities to Hyderabad. The rehabilitation centre is designed with care to feel home-like so that the individuals feel comfortable while their recovery progresses. We offer personalized treatment programs, round-the-clock care and a proven treatment pathway to ensure that you are always progressing towards recovery.

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Why Cadabam's?

Cadabams began as a pioneer in Mental Healthcare, and we are the leaders today. Through our journey over 3 decades, we have built advanced and dedicated infrastructure built with an aim to push forward recovery. We offer advanced treatment for multiple types of disorders, including borderline personality disorder in Hyderabad. Our centre offers multiple treatment approaches to ensure that you receive comprehensive care.

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My husband suffered from Borderline Personality Disorder. It was really difficult to see him in a rehabilitation center. But Cadabams did such a great job at helping him recover. We are doing much better in life now. Thank you Cadabams!

Neha Malhotra

My niece suffered from Borderline Personality Disorder. It was affecting her relationships and her work as well. We decided to bring her to Cadabams so that she could undergo comprehensive rehabilitation. She is now able to manage life so much better, and I am so proud of her. Thank you for helping her, Cadabams.

Charith Kumar

Who will care for
my brother after me?

This is a question that caregivers frequently ask us. Though our goal is to reintegrate the individual with society, in some cases, continued care might be required for the individual even post the caregiver’s passing.

We are there for you. In such instances, we bring together the individual and their family to guide them on the best way forward to ensure continued care for the person.

To further address your concerns we have a team of dedicated therapists to help caregivers deal with all questions that arise during the process of a loved one’s recovery.

Beyond the Disorder

Personality Disorders impact the core of who you are. It impacts you very deeply. It is important, for recovery, to define yourself through something else other than the disorder. At Cadabams, we help you find a purpose beyond the disorder and the recovery process, so that you are engaged and your recovery is holistic.

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