Lifeskills South Florida is dedicated to treating a variety of mental health disorders and addictive behaviors. We also specialize in treating many other personality disorders.
Antisocial Personality Disorder
The emergence of antisocial personality disorder often appears prior the age of 15 and is characterized by a marked disregard for others. Individuals with antisocial personality disorder are frequently in trouble with law enforcement agencies and may have a history of arrests. They display no empathy for the feelings of others and usually feel no remorse for their behavior.
Avoidant Personality Disorder
Aside from anxiety disorders, there are other personality disorders that exhibit high levels of anxiety. Individuals with avoidant personality disorder are often perceived as overly anxious or shy in social situations. They may avoid social situations unless they are certain that they will be liked and accepted by others. Fear of rejection can intensify over time, and they may often choose loneliness rather than risk rejection. Their personal lives and careers may suffer because they are afraid to take risks.
Dependent Personality Disorder
Individuals with dependent personality disorder are excessively dependent on others are have a generalized fear of responsibility. They may seek relationships for the sake of being taken care of. They are often seen as “clingy.” They can also be submissive and have a difficult time making decisions. These individuals may also have difficulty expressing disagreement with others. Their lack of self-confidence gets in the way of initiating new projects or taking risks.
Histrionic Personality Disorder
Individuals with histrionic personality disorder are often seen as overly dramatic and feel the need to be the center of attention. They may find ways to draw attention to themselves such as dressing provocatively or being sexually explicit toward others. They may be quick to form romantic attachments or may move too quickly in romantic attachments. They often perceive these attachments as more serious than their partners. These individuals also seek constant approval from others and are easily influenced.