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Those who struggle with a personality disorder have great difficulty dealing with other people. The National Institutes of Health define personality disorders as “long-term patterns of thoughts and behaviors that cause serious problems with relationships and work.” People suffering from personality disorders—which include Borderline, Narcissistic, Avoidant, and Antisocial Personality Disorders—typically have difficulty managing everyday problems and stresses. Many people in the Tulsa area suffer from personality disorders and have gotten help from Tulsa County area mental health professionals.
Click to read about some of the most common personality disorders affecting Tulsa residents:
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Dependent personality disorder
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Narcissistic personality disorder
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The SSA says a personality disorder “exists when personality traits are inflexible and maladaptive and cause either significant impairment in social or occupational functioning or subjective distress. Characteristic features are typical of the individual's long-term functioning and are not limited to discrete episodes of illness.”
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Types of Personality Disorders
Antisocial personality disorder is a chronic mental illness in which someone’s way of thinking and perceiving reality is abnormal and destructive. A person suffering from antisocial personality disorder typically has no regard for right and wrong. Antisocial personality disorder is also known as sociopathic personality disorder.
Symptoms of antisocial personality disorder include a disregard for right and wrong, persistent lying, manipulating others using charm, repeat difficulties with the law, aggressive behavior, lack of remorse about one’s actions and poor or abusive relationships.
Borderline personality disorder is a mental disorder that causes emotional instability that can damage one's relationships. A person with borderline personality disorder often has a distorted sense of self and can suffer from frequent mood swings.
Symptoms of borderline personality disorder include insecurity, rapidly changing self image, tumultuous relationships, impulsive or risky behavior, viewing things in black and white, strong emotions that change frequently, suicidal behavior and fear of being alone.
Dependent personality disorder is a type of anxious personality disorder that is characterized by feelings of fear and nervousness. A person with dependent personality disorder may act helpless, submissive and require constant reassurance.
Symptoms of dependent personality disorder include becoming emotionally dependent on other people, spending great effort trying to please others, displaying passive or clingy behavior, separation anxiety, intense fear of abandonment, over-sensitivity to criticism, difficulty being alone, tending to be naive, pessimism and lack of self confidence.
Histrionic personality disorder is a type of dramatic personality disorder in which a person has a distorted self-image and intense, unstable emotions. A person with histrionic personality disorder derives their self-esteem from the approval of others.
Symptoms of historic personality disorder include being uncomfortable when not being the center of attention, dressing provocatively, shifting emotions rapidly, constantly seeking the approval of others, and being gullible and easily influenced.
Narcissistic personality disorder is a mental illness in which a person possesses an inflated sense of self and a deep need for the adoration of others. People with narcissistic personality disorder believe they are better than others and care little for others' feelings. This confident attitude masks a fragile self-esteem that is vulnerable to even slight criticism.
Symptoms of narcissistic personality include believing you are superior to others, exaggerating your talents, fantasizing about success, power and attractiveness, jealousy, expressing disdain for others, setting unrealistic goals and trouble keeping healthy relationships.
Personality Disorders & Social Security Disability Benefits in Tulsa
If your personality disorder prevents you from holding down a job, you may qualify for Social Security disability for your personality disorder. A psychiatrist or other medical doctor can examine you and determine if your symptoms point towards a personality disorder. To qualify for monthly Social Security disability benefits from the federal government, your personality disorder must both persist for over a year and be so great that it prevents you from working.
We have compiled a list of Tulsa area mental health providers that may be able to help you with your personality disorder:
Shadow Mountain Riverside Behavioral Health Center
1013 E 66th Place
Tulsa, OK 74136
Deborah Brantley Psychotherapy Mental
2651 East 21st Street
Tulsa, OK 74114
Private Psychiatric Care
4845 S Sheridan Road 504
Tulsa, OK 74145
Cooper William L
406 South Boulder Avenue West
Tulsa, OK 74103
Red Rock Behavioral Health Services
3105 E Skelly Drive 310
Tulsa, OK 74105
Counseling Services: Beard Jo Ellen PHD
1221 East 33rd Street Suite 100
Tulsa, OK 74105
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