Treating Personality Disorders At A Residential Treatment Center

It’s extremely challenging to raise a child with a personality disorder. Your teen’s condition may cause him to be by turns hostile and needy. Meanwhile, his volatility can make your home feel like a war zone.

If your troubled teen boy has been diagnosed with a personality disorder, he’s also undoubtedly experiencing adversity outside the home.

An adolescent with a personality disorder has trouble forming healthy relationships and may experience difficulties at school that threaten his academic future. Meanwhile, suicidal and risky behaviors can threaten your son’s very life.

Types Of Personality Disorders Addressed At Residential Treatment Centers

There is a wide array of personality disorders that can threaten to capsize an adolescent’s life, including:

  • Antisocial Personality Disorder
  • Avoidant Personality Disorder
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Dependent Personality Disorder
  • Histrionic Personality Disorder
  • Narcissistic Personality Disorder
  • Paranoid Personality Disorder
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder
  • Schizoid Personality Disorder
  • Schizotypal Personality Disorder

Signs and symptoms of these conditions vary significantly, but all are mental illnesses that should be treated as soon as possible.

These disorders also share some common characteristics. Teens with personality disorders have difficulty regulating their emotions and controlling their impulses. They also have trouble responding appropriately to people as well as to the ups and downs of life.

Your Teen With A Personality Disorder Can Thrive

The symptoms and side effects of personality disorders can be terrifying for parents. What’s even more frightening is the fact that personality disorders are often referred to as incurable.

It’s not true. While personality disorders can be tricky and intractable, they are treatable. A residential treatment center for troubled teens provides a safe and supportive environment where your son can learn to better understand himself and acquire the coping skills he needs to survive and thrive.

At Liahona Treatment Center, we have a full staff of therapists and mental health clinicians who provide students with weekly individual therapy and daily group counseling sessions. For a young man with a personality disorder, our immersive therapy program can help him:

  • Develop new social tools
  • Identify triggers that can cause his symptoms to reemerge
  • Identify unhealthy ways of relating to others
  • Learn skills to cope with stress
  • Manage his anger
  • Recover from any alcohol and drug addiction issues
  • Recover from any self-harming behavior issues

Often, the treatment of a personality disorder includes medication as well as therapy. Liahona Treatment Center has a primary psychiatric care provider who can prescribe medication as well as an attending physician.

Your troubled teen boy struggling with a personality disorder needs compassion as well as structure, both of which we provide at Liahona Treatment Center. If you’re ready to help your son learn the coping skills he needs to move forward in life, contact us. Our program advisors are ready to answer your questions.

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