Personality Disorder Assessment in Thunder Bay

Everyone has distinct personality, thoughts, feelings and behaviour. But at some point of time, people get easily influenced by the challenges they face in their lives. It becomes harder for them to react and respond to any situation. Personality disorder is a mental illness in which a person starts having rigid pattern of behaviour. It not only affects their perceiving abilities, but also changes the way they react. These problems can result in severe mental health issues and depression. Seeking an expert’s consultation is advisable in this situation; they can help identify the causes of mental illness and suitable treatments. When in need of counselling, reach out to us. Our Doctor, Paul Johnston help people with personality disorder get necessary help and support. We are based out of Thunder Bay.

Types of Personality Disorders

The types of personality disorders are classified into cluster A and B. People who fall under “A” category have unconventional behaviour whereas in cluster “B” category, people have unpredictable and dramatic behaviour. There are different types of personality disorders such as:

  • Antisocial
  • Borderline
  • Dependent
  • Histrionic
  • Avoidant
  • Narcissistic
  • Obsessive-compulsive
  • Schizotypal
  • Schizoid
  • Paranoid

Symptoms and Causes

Mental disorders begin in the adulthood or teenage years. Usually, an individual suffering from mental illness is not aware of it, but people around them can notice the changes. There are many factors which affect your personality such as:

  • Childhood trauma
  • Violence
  • Abusive environment
  • Family history of mental disorders
  • Social negligence
  • Overstress
  • Pain and fear

The symptoms of personality disorders may vary person to person depending on the causes. This illness is categorized in two types: mild and severe. This disorder can be identified by the work, relationship and impulsive patterns of an individual. The symptoms of personality disorder are as follows:

  • Impulsive behavior
  • Unstable relationships
  • Mood swings
  • Frequent anger and anxiety
  • Feeling of negligence and emptiness
  • Fear of abandonment
  • Self-destructive attitude
  • Violent behaviour
  • Anti-social behaviour
  • Feeling of disassociation

If you come across any of these symptoms in your behavior, consider consulting a psychologist or psychiatrist. Through detailed examination and evaluation, they can recommend you the appropriate treatments.

Why choose us?

If you have a long-standing mental illness, reach us at Dr. Paul Johnston’s counselling centre. We can help you overcome psychological challenges. Through counselling and psychotherapy, we are committed to treating anxiety, depression, stress disorders and more. Our treatment approach is practical and interactive, and we use evidence-based therapy to address your current challenges. You can trust in our 30 years of experience in addressing our patient’s mental illness. We are professionally affiliated with Canadian Psychological Association.

We provide a complete range of services including counselling for marriage and mental conditions. Whether you are suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder or depression, you can come to our centre. We provide a safe and comfortable environment to diagnose and treat your illness.

Contact us to book an appointment with Dr. Paul Johnston for personality disorder assessment in Thunder Bay. Feel free to reach us today for any queries; we will get back to you at the earliest.


Dr. Paul Johnston

116 May Street N

Thunder Bay, ON

P7C 3P1

Toll-Free: 1‑888‑872‑8551

Tel: 807‑628‑0752

Fax: 807‑344‑2089


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