Rehabilitation is defined as ” a set of interventions designed to optimize functioning and reduce disability in individuals with health conditions in interaction with their environment”. – World Health Organization ( W.H.O.)
A person’s personality is a combination of characteristics, beliefs and behavior styles that make them unique.
Individuals with personality disorders have ways of thinking, feeling and behaving that differ from general cultural norms. Personality disorders cause significant disturbance in daily life functioning that results in far-reaching consequences.
Role of Rehabilitation:
Rehabilitation is one of the most effective mode of intervention for the treatment of people with different personality disorders.
Rehabilitation process is particularly helpful for a person who is suffering from a severe type of personality disorder which can cause danger for the person as well as to their loved ones, thus getting admitted in a rehabilitation facility can ensure the required treatment which helps in keeping the person safe and on the road to recovery.
A rehabilitation facility is designed in a way where it has its own unique environment which differs from the outside world. A structured environment is provided with ongoing suppport of medical and mental health professionals aimed solely at recovery from the disorder. A person recieving outdoor treatment may not be willing to show up at every appointment and might even end up leaving the treatment in middle due to the lack of structured environment which affects decision making of the person. However,Inside the rehabilitation facility,a person going through personality disorder will be able to maintain regular appointments and will be able to learn positive lifestyle changes that are beneficial for the overall recovery. The provision of constant supervision also plays its part in recovery of the person from the symptoms of their personality disorder.
When a person is suffering from personality disorder, they can cause harm to themselves and the people around them. For instance, an Antisocial Personality Disorder patient may put other people at risk for harm. A person with Borderline Personality Disorder may have a tendency to engage in self-harm or have suicidal ideations. Similar type of risks are associated with people who have depression, anxiety, substance abuse in addition to their personality disorder. In all such cases, a rehabilitation facility is the most appropriate form of getting treatment as it ensures the safety of the person and its loved ones.
All-Round treatment approach:
Getting treatment in a rehabilitation facility can also help a person in getting rid of isolation and to improve their social interaction as they get to interact and spend time with other patients who are suffering from similar personality disorders. It also gives them access to various professionals at one place that are involved in the treatment process such as psychiatrists, therapists, medical specialists, counsellors,etc. It provides them with an all-round treatment approach which is a major benefit of receiving trearment at a rehabilitation facility.
The process of rehabilitation engages patients in a regular routine that helps build emotional stability, self-control. It engages patients in psycho-education, individual counselling, group therapy and provides them with the room to engage in recreational activities.
Provision of Supervision:
The 24/7 supervision and monitoring at a rehabilitation facility helps in keeping check of patients behaviours and provides them with crisis intervention support by professionals when required.
World Health Organization (W.H.O.)- Rehabilitation
Treatment for a personality disorder- Rose Hill Centre
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