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Personality Disorder Treatment

The diagnosis of a personality disorder does not dictate your future, and finding proper treatment can result in a healthier life. In 2020, 11,474 people in Texas were diagnosed with a personality disorder. At SUN Behavioral Health Houston, we solve unmet needs by providing people with personality disorder treatment. We also offer no-cost care assessments that allow you to meet with a representative as they create the best care plan for your needs. When designing your plan of action, we will take into consideration you, your doctors, and any assessments your doctors have done.   

What We Treat: Personality Disorder

A personality disorder involves patterns of thoughts and behaviors over a long period that might be considered different from what culture expects. People who are managing a personality disorder experience inflexible and unhealthy behaviors and thoughts. These behaviors can cause difficulties with relationships and work and frustrate the person in everyday life. 

How We Treat Personality Disorders at SUN Behavioral Health Houston

Treatment for personality disorders often involves talk therapy, such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). This therapy helps change thoughts and behaviors from unhealthy to healthy. Our mental health services at SUN Behavioral Health Houston offer inpatient and outpatient services. 

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Inpatient at SUN Behavioral Health Houston

Our inpatient services are for children, adolescents, adults, and geriatric, and the stay is typically 7-14 days. We also offer a specialty women’s unit that provides a caring and supportive environment for women seeking gender-specific treatment.  


Outpatient at SUN Behavioral Health Houston

Our outpatient services include partial hospitalization (PHP) and intensive outpatient (IOP). Our two adult PHP and IOP groups cover mental health and co-occurring disorders, while our adolescent PHP and IOP cover mental health. We also offer evening PHP and IOP for adolescents. These options are available both in person and virtually. 

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Personality Disorders: Causes

The most likely cause of a personality disorder is the combination of genetics and childhood environmental influences. These environmental influences may include abuse, hardships, or abandonment.


Schizoid Personality Disorder

People with schizoid personality disorder may have an indifference to others and participate in social isolation. This type of personality disorder is considered a Cluster A. They may have symptoms that include appearing distant and detached, not wanting close relationships, and avoiding social activities. 

Schizotypal Personality Disorder

Having unusual thoughts and ways of behaving or speaking may indicate a schizotypal personality disorder. This type of personality disorder is considered a Cluster A. They may have concerns with relationships and have symptoms such as depression, unusual fears and beliefs, discomfort in social situations, and odd behaviors. 

Histrionic Personality Disorder

People who seem to have strong emotions and always want attention from others may have a Cluster B personality disorder known as histrionic personality disorder. They may appear to be very emotional or dramatic in their behaviors. Common symptoms may include

  • Acting overly seductive
  • Being overly concerned with their looks
  • Blaming failure and disappointment on others
  • Needing constant reassurance 

Antisocial Personality Disorder

Antisocial personality disorder, a Cluster B personality disorder, occurs when the person has a pattern of manipulating or exploiting others without remorse. They may have concerns regarding their relationships and work, and symptoms may include acting charming, manipulating people’s emotions, not showing remorse, and disregarding the safety of themselves and others. 

Borderline Personality Disorder

People who have borderline personality disorder may have concerns when it comes to managing their emotions, which can result in impulsive and uncertain thoughts and behaviors. This Cluster B personality disorder may result in chaotic relationships with other people. Symptoms often include a lack of confidence in their interests and values, which may change rapidly. People with this disorder may view things in extremes. For example, everything is either all good or all bad. Other symptoms people may experience are a fear of abandonment, feelings of emptiness, and impulsiveness.   

Avoidant Personality Disorder

People with a Cluster C personality disorder, known as avoidant personality disorder, may be shy and avoid people because they fear rejection. They may also feel inadequate. Symptoms may include:

  • Being easily hurt when receiving criticism
  • Holding back in intimate relationships
  • Avoiding activities and jobs that involve contact with others
  • Holding a view that they are not good socially
  • Being shy in social situations out of fear they will do something wrong

Diagnosing Personality Disorders

Only mental health care providers can diagnose personality disorders. They examine a person’s experiences, family medical history, and symptoms to determine whether they have one of these disorders. 

FAQs About Personality Disorder Treatment

How do I cope with my personality disorder?

Therapy is the best way to cope with a personality disorder as it can allow you to be able to talk with someone and receive the proper treatment for your specific personality disorder. 

What is the best medication for a personality disorder?

Medical professionals may prescribe medications to treat specific symptoms related to your particular personality disorder. For example, if depression is one of the symptoms you have associated with your disorder, you may be prescribed an antidepressant or mood stabilizer.  

Find Treatment for Personality Disorder at SUN Behavioral Health Houston

SUN Behavioral Health Houston solves unmet needs in Houston, TX. Our crisis care has 24/7 admission, so you can get the help you need when a crisis arises. For more information, please feel free to call us at 713-796-2273.


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