Here you will find a selection of guides to help you better understand personality disorders.

Education can be a very effective tool in the battle agains personality disorders and whether it is for yourself or maybe a loved one, getting the right information can be invaluable when seeking diagnosis or treatment.

Sometimes, even when you have been diagnosed with a condition, you can be left without fully understanding what this means. It can be a daunting time and often a little bit of knowledge can go a long way in helping you come to terms with your diagnosis and help aid your recovery.

Here, in black and white are guides to the most common personality disorders. We aim to update this area regularly and cover all personality disorders in depth.

While our guides are all written in line with the current Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV) and the current NICE guidelines, they do not substitute professional medical care. We strongly advise if you feel you have a personality disorder, or are displaying symptoms as outlined in any of our guides, you seek professional advice. Your GP will be best to advise you on your personal circumstances and help you find the best course of treatment for you. Remember that you are entitled to have your concerns listened to, to feel understood and to be advised of the next steps in treatment. If you feel this is not the case you are entitled to a second opinion. We can also recommend SANELine 0845 767 8000, this helpline open 6pm-11pm every day.