There are not many successful, inpatient, mental health centers offering a holistic and integrative approach to mental health care for a person suffering from a Cluster B personality disorder diagnosis. By the time a doctor diagnoses an individual as having a Cluster B personality disorder, they have likely experienced a history of other diagnoses and psychiatric conditions.
The treatment approach at Alternative to Meds Center does not look at an individual simply as a diagnosis but rather investigates other potential underlying causes of their symptoms. By looking at factors such as brain chemistry, neurotoxicity, environmental contributors, and family history, our treatment team is able to help those with a Cluster B personality disorder begin to find new ways to treat their condition.
What Is Cluster B Personality Disorder
To understand what Cluster B personality disorder includes, a list of the behaviors associated with the diagnosis is found below.
Cluster B personality disorder is comprised of the following behaviors:
A person with antisocial personality disorder traits will often show a disregard for authority. Risk taking behaviors are also common, as well as drug abuse. These individuals will often benefit from additional counseling and coaching support during their recovery.
Histrionic Personality Disorder
Someone who suffers with histrionic personality disorder may seem very “theatrical” or dramatic, always striving to be in the limelight of attention. This behavior of over-dramatization can affect an individual’s close relationships and essentially lead to rejection, following with depression.
Borderline Personality Disorder
An individual with borderline personality disorder lives their life on the edge, with an addictive biochemistry prone to impulsiveness and reckless behavior. Someone suffering from borderline personality disorder could suffer from behaviors such as gambling, spending sprees, unsafe sex and reckless driving. Seemingly ordinary events can trigger destructive behavioral patterns that are hard to recover from. In a safe therapeutic environment, these individuals can learn how to more effectively deal with triggers, life events, and break their typical patterns.
Narcissistic Personality Disorder
Another contributing factor of Cluster B personality disorder is traits of narcissism. These behaviors entail a sense of superiority, a need for constant approval and social isolation. A narcissistic personality will likely put themselves and their wants ahead of everyone else, and will frequently struggle with addictive behavior patterns.
People with this type of disorder may also seem dramatic or erratic. Contributing factors within this diagnosis can include emotional instability, acts of violence, suicidal threats and self-harm, lack of self-worth and, at times, be self-absorbed and controlling.