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The most important thing to note in the cases when one is dealing with personality disorders, as well as when treating these types of disorders, is that an individual and his or her family must participate fully in the healing process. Often times, the disorder is caused by a traumatic event, and it is a manifestation of a person's ability to deal with stress. Thus, it is important for the individual to understand these manifestations, as well as for the family to do so. Thus, treatment options must be well understood when considered, and must be considered with the help of a professional. It is only in this way that a person can truly overcome and manage to keep the disorder under control.
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All facts taken from: Staff, Mayo Clinic. "Personality Disorders: Treatments and Drugs." Mayo Clinic. Web. 20 Dec. 2011.