Personality of an individual comprises of thoughts, feelings and behaviour of a person. Our thinking, feelings for others and behaviour depends upon the situation we face at a particular time.
Our personality changes with age. It alters with experience of life. As our circumstance changes so, our personality. As we grow old our personality changes. This is a natural phenomenon that we learn from our past experience and cope with situations.
A person who is suffering from personality disorder has difficulty in their thinking, feeling and their behaviour is difficult so they cannot handle the situation effectively. They have limited range of emotions, attitudes and behaviour. At time these individuals have unusual behaviour.
Personality disorder is seen in adolescence or early adulthood. It may also start in childhood.
Types of Personality Disorder
It is classified as:
Suspicious: which include
Emotional and impulsive:
- Obsessive compulsive
Paranoid personality disorder
Person who has paranoid personality cannot trust other people. It is very difficult for them to trust anybody. They think that other people will use you or take advantage of him. It is difficult for them to have confidence in other people even to their friends. These people are very suspicious and always watch others closely looking for signs of betrayal or hostility. They think that their partner is unfaithful though there is no evidence. They read threats and danger which other people can’t see. They see danger in everyday situations.
Schizoid personality disorder
In this type of personality person is uninterested in forming close relationships with other people. These people don’t trust family members. They think that any kind of relationship interfere with their freedom and in later life cause problems. They prefer to be alone with their own thoughts. They choose to live their life without interference from others. They often get little pleasure in their life. They have little interest in sex or intimate relationship. They have lack of feelings. They are emotionally cold towards others.
Schizotypal personality disorder
These individuals find it very difficult to make close relationships. They think and express themselves in very unusual word or phrases. Their behaviour is very eccentric in nature. They believe that he can read minds or have special powers. They think that they have “sixth sense”. They feel anxious with others who do not share these beliefs. They feel very anxious in society.
Antisocial personality Disorder
These individual acts impulsively without considering the result of their act. They behave dangerously and sometimes illegally. They behave in ways that are unpleasant for others. In order to satisfy their needs they hurt people. They feel no sense of guilt if they misbehave with others. They easily become irritable and aggressive. They fights easily. They easily get bored and find it difficult to hole down a job for long. They believe that only the strongest will survive, and in order to become successful in life you must grab opportunities.
Borderline personality disorder(BPD)
They usually suffer from mood swings. They change from one intense emotion to another quickly. They also have anger outbursts. They sometimes hear voice or sees things that others not. They do such things for which he later regret. They have medical history of harming himself. They have history of broken relationship. They cannot live alone.
Histrionic personality disorder
They feel very uncomfortable if others donot get the centre of attention. They get pleasure in entertaining other people. They do things to get centre of attention. They feel dependent on the appoval of others. They can easily influenced by others.
Narcissistic personality disorder
They feel that they have special thing which make them different or better than other people. They rely on others to recognise their needs. They feel very upset if others ignore them. They resent other people’s successes. They are at times selfish. They often take advantage of other people.
Avoidant or anxious personality disorder
They are very sensitive to criticism of others. They are very anxious of being rejected. They worry that others will ridicule him. They avoid relationships, friendships and intimacy because of fear of rejection. They feel lonely and inferior to others. They cannot try new activities because they feel that it brings embarrassment to him.
Dependent personality disorder
These people feel needy and weak. They are unable to make decisions without help or support of others. They allow others to assume responsibility for many areas of their life. They cannot live alone. They have low self-confidence. They feel that other people are more capable than him. They are submissive and passive.
Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder (OCPD)
They keep everything in order and under control. They set unrealistically high standards for themselves and also for others. They think that what they think is best way of doing things. They think that catastrophe will happen if things aren’t perfect. They cannot spend money on themselves and on others.
These types of people are irresponsible. They anti-social activities. They at times have sexual perversions. They are irritable and impulsive in nature. They do not accept criticism. They have addiction. They do not learn from failure.
These people are sad and pessimistic. They criticise society. They are religious and have suicidal thoughts.
These are excessively happy and elated. They are jovial in nature and irritable in nature.
They are influential and ambitious in nature. They are obstinate in nature. They at times are excited and impulsive in nature.
They tend to worry about small things. They are irritable in nature. They are easily terrified.
They are attention seeking in nature. They are emotionally immature. They have dramatic behaviour.
Cause of Personality Disorder
Family reasons: Person who have difficult childhood may result personality disorder. If any child experience physical, sexual or emotional neglect then Personality Disorder they may personality disorder. It is seen that antisocial personality results from anti-social behaviour in childhood. This could be due to stress and family problems. If parents do not give warmth, intimacy and appropriate discipline they may have personality disorder.
Trauma: If a child has repeated childhood trauma like major accident, sudden bereavement, then they may have personality disorder.
Genetics: Sometimes personality disorder may be seen in families. Disorders include obsessive compulsive disorder and antisocial disorder.
- Early separation from mother in childhood.
- If child has break in families with parental conflict.
- Unhealthy environment: Like overcrowding, living in slums and un cleanliness.
- Habits like gambling, lying, begging, running away from school, stealing can lead to personality disorder.
Symptoms of Personality Disorder
- Lack of concentration and responsibility.
- Continuous change of job. Long absence from office without any reason.
- Child will neglect daily activity. Un cleanliness and absence of treatment will be seen in individuals.
- Patient not able to respect financial duties. They are not able to plan for future.
- They have continuous lying or addiction.
Complications of Personality Disorder
- Alcohol or other substance misuse
- Anxiety disorders
- Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
- Bipolar disorder
- Eating disorders
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Homeopathic Management of Personality Disorder
For Homeopathic management of any disease, it is essential that the person should meet Homeopathic Doctor in person. Considering many factors, the doctor recommends best course of treatment.
It is very good remedy for patient who have fear and anxiety with anguish of mind and body. It is suited to a person who is physically and mentally restless. Symptoms of patient occur suddenly and very violent in nature. He does not want to be touched. All his symptoms are worse in dry and cold weather. He also gets worse from checked perspiration. It is given when patient has great fear with anxiety. He is worried about life. It can also be given for delirium which is associated with unhappiness, worry and patient is unconscious. He fears death but believes that he will soon die. He also predicts the day of his death. He has imagination. His pains are intolerable and he become mad because of pain. He cannot listen music and makes her sad. He feels as if what had just been done was a dream.
Dosage: 30c, 3 pellets every 3 hours for 2 days, for 5 days.
It is suited to a person who has hot, red, skin, flushed face with glaring eyes. It is given to a person who lives in a world of his own. He is engrossed in his own visions. He has various imaginations and sees monsters, hideous faces and various images. It is given when patient who is furious and patient bites, strikes to other person. He has a desire to escape. Patient does not want to walk. He has sensitiveness of all senses. It is an effective medicine for controlling violent and impulsive behaviour when patient strike, bite and spit on the persons nearby with a red and hot face.
Dosage: 30, 4 pellets, 2 times for 5 days.
It is given to patient who are thin, quick to react. They are nervous in nature. They easily get irritated. He does mental work. He leads very sedentary life style. He is not active physically and only does work either at home or at office. It cures irritability. Patient cannot tolerate noise, odours and light. His time passes too slowly. He is fault finding in nature. It is remedy which is given to males. Patient is nervous in nature. He gets cold easily.
Dosage: 30c, 5 pellets, 3 times a day for 2-4 weeks.
It is given to patient who has changeable mood. He is sad, tearful. He is not communicative. It is given where depression follows shocks, grief, disappointment, witnessing a fatal road accident. It is a remedy where “laughter alternating with tears“. Patient has emotional ups and downs. This is given where patient is resistant to sympathy and oversensitive to well meaning advice, which may be wrongly taken as criticism. This kind of patient is difficult to cheer up. This remedy can also be given when patient has poor sleep. It can be given to typical patient how do not want to appear as helpless.
Dosage: 30, 4 pellets 2 times a day for one day. After that use a 200c, 4 pellets for 7 days or
This medicine is given when patient has a feeling of self condemnation and utter worthlessness. He feel alone, with increase of their vital stats like blood pressure. This kind of patient has disgust for life. He has serious thoughts of suicide. He talks of committing suicide, but he has great fear of death. He has constant rapid questioning without waiting for a reply. This kind of patient is oversensitive to noise, excitement and is often confused. It is best suited to person who are workaholic and has a tendency of worthlessness, distress, and aroused feelings of self-destruction after a defeat in a job or their personal life. It is best remedy for chronic depression. It is a great help for dealing with a feeling of hopelessness, worthlessness, a self-critical attitude and desire to end life. It is given in cases where love for life is lost and life seems like a burden with suicidal thoughts predominating. It is effective remedy for curing self hatred feeling seen in personality disorder. It is suited to a person who are very serious in nature, strongly focussed on work and achievement, who become depressed if they feel they have failed in some wary. He also has disgust of life.
Dosage- 200, 4 pellets, to be taken 2 times a day for 15 days.
It is given when patient has mania. It is very good remedy for persons who are quarrelsome. Mania is obscene in nature. He has immodest in acts, gestures and expression. He is very talkative in nature. It is given when patient is very suspicious in nature. He often uncovers his body. He has inclination to laugh at everybody. He has low muttering speech which is difficult to understand.
Dosage: 200, 4 pellets, to be taken 2 times a day for 15 days.