Personality Disorders

More than 10% of the world’s population suffers from some form of personality disorder. Thus, knowing more about personality disorders is immensely helpful.

What are Personality Disorders?

A Personality disorder is a mental condition that is characterized by rigid or inflexible behavior or attitude.

It affects a person’s thinking pattern and perspectives. Usually, their patterns of thinking are different from the norms of society.

What is a Person With a Personality Disorder Like?

People with personality disorders find it harder to connect with society and people. They have a different view of the world and its expectations.

These differences make it harder for them to cultivate and maintain friendships. People who suffer from personality disorders might not know or think they are different from others.

Most personality disorders start from a very young age.

What are the Types of Personality Disorders?

Personality disorders can be categorized into three clusters. They are

Cluster A

This cluster is made up of personality disorders that are suspicious or paranoid. They include

Schizoid Personality Disorder

People with schizoid personality disorder find it difficult to have social connections. They also struggle with communication and are usually distant.

They might also struggle in forming close relationships with others.

Paranoid Personality Disorder

As the name implies, people with this disorder struggle with distrust. They are very suspicious of people’s actions and motives.

Schizotypal Personality Disorder

People with this disorder believe that their thoughts can influence the actions of others. They also try to predict or read people. This usually ends badly. They also find it hard to form meaningful relationships.

Cluster B

Personality disorders under this cluster are emotionally unstable, dramatic, and impulsive.

Borderline Personality Disorder

People with borderline personality disorder struggle with feelings of abandonment. They are easily stressed by difficult situations and can be reckless.

Their feelings of abandonment remain even with a lot of support. They may also have bad vices such as gambling.

Histrionic Personality Disorder

People with histrionic personality disorder try to hug the limelight by being overly dramatic. They seek the approval of others and may be swayed easily by the opinion of others.

Antisocial Personality Disorder

People with antisocial personality disorder are usually manipulative and lack empathy for others. They might also be heavy drinkers and abuse drugs.

People with antisocial personality disorder hardly feel guilty for their actions

Narcissistic Personality Disorder

People with this disorder usually feel superior or better than others. They are extremely proud of their achievements and may brag about them.

However, they have little or no empathy for others.

Cluster C

Dependent Personality Disorder

People who suffer from this disorder are more dependent on others to fulfill their emotional and physical needs. Thus, they usually have problems with indecision.

This disorder makes them tolerant of emotional and physical abuse.

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

People who suffer from OCD want to be perfect. Thus, creating order is important for them. They use repeated quests to achieve this.

To ensure perfection is met, they can neglect their health and relationships. They also hate breaking rules.

Avoidant Personality Disorder

People with this disorder struggle with feelings of inadequacy and worthlessness. Because of their feelings, interacting with others might be difficult.

They might also have an inferiority complex and low self-esteem.

What is the Difference Between Personality Traits and Personality Disorders?

Personality traits are patterns of thinking that are consistently part of you. For example, extroversion. However, these personality traits do not negatively impact your life.

It also does not deviate from the normal norms of society. Personality disorders are extreme traits that are different from normal behavior.

What Causes Personality Disorders?

The precise cause of personality disorders is unknown. However, factors like the environment and genetics can play a role.

What are the Symptoms of Personality Disorders?

The symptoms depend on the particular personality disorder. Understanding how someone with a particular personality disorder behaves can help you pinpoint potential symptoms.

Who is More Likely to Have a Personality Disorder?

How are Personality Disorders Diagnosed?

All diagnoses strictly follow the process outlined in DSM-5. Your doctor might request you fill out a questionnaire.

They might also conduct examinations to rule out any physical conditions. The behavior and attitude must affect many aspects of the patient’s life.

Issues such as emotional stability and impulse responses will also be considered by the doctor.

Are Personality Disorders Curable?

Personality disorders get better with time and the right treatment. However, it can take months or years before it is completely cured.

Even then, relapses can occur. Adhering to treatment is crucial.

What are the Likely Treatments for Personality Disorders?

Medication

Medications treat most of the symptoms that come with personality disorders. However, there is no particular medication made for personality disorders.

Some medications used include

Most treatment plans will include the following medical personnel

Therapy

Talk therapy or psychotherapy is usually the preferred treatment strategy. You get to talk to a therapist about how your feelings, emotions, and mood.

The expert will help you to manage your mood, stress, and disorders better. Psychotherapies can take place individually or in groups.

Some people might prefer to have their family and friends around during therapy.

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When Should You or Your Loved One Seek Help?

If you sense any symptoms of a personality disorder, reach out to us immediately. The earlier treatment starts, the better.

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I began my journey to recovery back in 2011 when i moved to California from New York.Along with my recovery and beginning a new way of life, I began to develop a heart for others struggling with sobriety.My journey to California was filled with many trials and lessons learned, but most of all, personal growth. I truly believe I would not have found success if I didn’t come to California.

I first opened an adult treatment center, California Prime Recovery(CPR) as a way to work with those struggling on a daily basis. Over the last 3 years, CPR has evolved into someting much more impactful and beautiful than i could’ve ever imagined. I have come to realize that my own happiness and growth depends on being involved in the lives of others in recovery. Helping people through recovery is a cornerstone of many 12 step programs, and it has become the most important aspect of personal life. Giving back to those still suffering is the only way not to lose what you have gained.

Throughout this journey, and by mentoring many adolescents, I realized i wanted to offer more to teens who were struggling just as i was. This is when i decided to start OC Revive. I had built many wonderful relationships throughout my professional journey and found two others who shared the same vision, and passion that i had for the youth. It didn’t take long for myself, Tyler Michaelis, and Derek Walsh to turn our dream into a reality. We are committed to providing the best possible treatment for adolescents and truly believe “their future is our collective responsibility”.

Derek Walsh

Co-Founder & COO

As Co-Founder & COO of OC Revive, Derek has a wealth of personal and professional experience dealing with the issues faced by today’s troubled teen. Throughout High School and College, Derek struggled with peer pressure, learning challenges, and substance abuse. Working with the support of family and friends, Derek set out to conquer those obstacles and find a richer, more fulfilling life.

On 15 October 2012, Derek overcame his own substance abuse problem and dedicated himself to help others work through their own addiction. A year later, Derek began a new journey and started his career in the recovery industry. Throughout his career, Derek has worked his way through numerous roles at top-rated treatment centers. While working at those treatment centers, Derek began to see a pattern that those struggling individuals would’ve benefited immensely from receiving earlier in life.

Derek decided that he wanted to be a part of the solution, and find a way to address those issues at an earlier age. He concluded that there needed to be interventions before adulthood, and he didn’t want to see anyone going through the same cycle that he did. That was when he and Tyler Michaelis decided to start OC Revive, to make sure teens get the help they need to find a purpose that leads them to a life of happiness and success.

Derek attended college at Orange Coast College and Santa Barbara City College.

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Brittany joins the OCR team with over 15 years of experience in the Mental Health adn Substance Abuse field. Brittany has been licensed for almost 8 years and has worked in various settings throughout her career, including inpatient psychiatric treatment, outpatient, residential treatment center, PHP and IOP settings. Brittany has been supervising Associate Marrige and Family Therapists and Associate Social Workers for almost 6 years and works in compiance and auditing to ensure that treatment centers are up to par with biling regulations. Brittany has worked with young adults and adolescents for most of her career.

Brittany earned her Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at California Baptist International University. Brittany enjoys working with adolescents and young adults and believes that ever single person has the ability to set goals and meet them, even when they can’t see it themselves. Brittany loves spending time with her family, traveling, good coffee, and being outdoors.

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Patrick is amental health and addiction professional that has a passion for recovery and helping others. He was inspired and encouraged by his mentors to work with individuals and families that have been affected by mental health issues, alcohol and drug addiction. He ahs been working in the field of addiction recovery for 19+ years and is an Internationally Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor and a Licensed Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor through the California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals. Patrick is also certified in Adult and Adolescent Anger Management. His Career in addiction treatment began in 2001 at the Betty Ford Center i Rancho Mirage CA. as an Addiction Specialist working on the inpatient campus and is the co-creator of Betty Ford Center’s “Young Adult Track” specializing in work with 18-25 year old Patients. he also excelled in working with addicted and impaired professionals in the “Replase and Recovery Program”.

Patrick transitioned to Orange County in 2011 where he accepted a position as the Program Director for Orange County Recovery Services. Patrick is a gifted lecturer, group facilitator and counselor with a pssion for reocery that has been an active recovery member for over 25 years.

Anthony Fletcher

Director Of Business Development

Anthony is an Orange County local and has been a great addition to the Oc Revive team. Since 2015, Anthony has been working in the substance abuse field and has also pursued his drug and alcohol counseling license. Since being with Revive Anthony has established a relationship within the School Districts and serves as a voluntary speaker for substance abuse awareness in the community. By sharing his personal testimony, he has excelled in gaining trust and building rapport with others. He always seems to have a smile on his face and brings a positive vibe wherever he goes. With that being said, Anthony is very passionate about the work that he does and goes above and beyond to provide our struggling youth the care that they so desperately need.

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Tyler Michaelis

Founder & CEO

Tyler is dedicated to providing the highest quality of care to teens and their families. Once a teenager that struggled with addiction, mental health, and poor choices, Tyler is aware of the growing demand and need for early intervention in adolescents and young adults. Growing up in Orange County, he battled addiction and peer pressure all throughout high school and during his time at Saddleback College. During those troubled years, Tyler’s parents and family were emotionally drained and heavily impacted by his addiction. Unfortunately, they did not know where to turn for help nor did they have the courage to set boundaries with him.After 7 painful years, they finally forced Tyler out of the house and into treatment at the age of 23.

April 5th, 2010 is a date that Tyler and his family hold dear. On that date, Tyler enrolled in a 4-month treatment program which laid the foundation for his recovery. With the help of treatment professionals, supportive friends and family, Tyler was able to build a better version of himself. This started with slowly building his self-esteem, and growing a community of peers to support him throughout recovery.

In 2011,with the desire to help others struggling with addiction, he decided to start working in the addiction field. Tyler obtained his CADAC || Counselor certification and graduated from Cal Sate University of Long Beach with a degree in Health Care Administration. Since then, Tyler has worked all areas of treatment starting as a detox technician and working his way up to Program Director. Today, Tyler feels blessed and grateful for getting a second chanse at life. He has a great relationship with his family, is happily married and has a great group of friends. Once a lost teen, Tyler now has purpose and passion. He’s dedicated his life’s work to helping teens and their families. As the Founder, Tyler Michaelis is confident that OC Revive will renew the lives of struggling teens while bringing back hope to their families

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Tyler is dedicated to providing the highest quality of care to teens and their families. Once a teenager that struggled with addiction, mental health, and poor choices, Tyler is aware of the growing demand and need for early intervention in adolescents and young adults. Growing up in Orange County, he battled addiction and peer pressure all throughout high school and during his time at Saddleback College. During those troubled years, Tyler’s parents and family were emotionally drained and heavily impacted by his addiction. Unfortunately, they did not know where to turn for help nor did they have the courage to set boundaries with him.After 7 painful years, they finally forced Tyler out of the house and into treatment at the age of 23.

April 5th, 2010 is a date that Tyler and his family hold dear. On that date, Tyler enrolled in a 4-month treatment program which laid the foundation for his recovery. With the help of treatment professionals, supportive friends and family, Tyler was able to build a better version of himself. This started with slowly building his self-esteem, and growing a community of peers to support him throughout recovery.

In 2011,with the desire to help others struggling with addiction, he decided to start working in the addiction field. Tyler obtained his CADAC || Counselor certification and graduated from Cal Sate University of Long Beach with a degree in Health Care Administration. Since then, Tyler has worked all areas of treatment starting as a detox technician and working his way up to Program Director. Today, Tyler feels blessed and grateful for getting a second chanse at life. He has a great relationship with his family, is happily married and has a great group of friends. Once a lost teen, Tyler now has purpose and passion. He’s dedicated his life’s work to helping teens and their families. As the Founder, Tyler Michaelis is confident that OC Revive will renew the lives of struggling teens while bringing back hope to their families