Social skills training can help people with some kinds of personality disorders.
All you need to know about personality disorders in children and adolescents
A personality disorder is a term for behaviour patterns that make it difficult for individuals to get along with others, regardless of their environment or circumstances. Dr Manjiri Deshpande, Child Psychiatrist – Docterz, Mumbai, briefs you about it.
The ones who suffer from personality disorder may have trouble perceiving and relating to situations and people. “This behaviour triggers off significant problems and may lead to difficulties in relationships, social activities, work and school. Personality disorders can tend to become apparent in adolescence or one’s early adulthood. Children and teens who suffer from it may often blame people around them or circumstances for problems they have created. This behaviour can cause a feeling of loneliness and isolation. Assessment and diagnosis of personality disorders generally happen as an adult. Before this period, it is considered to be an ‘Emerging Personality Disorder’. Parenting a child with an emerging personality disorder can often be a huge challenge. Parents often need counseling themselves,” says Dr Manjiri Deshpande, Child Psychiatrist – Docterz, Mumbai. She also highlights the types of personality disorders, causes and effects.
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