Personality Disorders Program

General Personality Disorders Clinic

Part of the Personality Disorders Program, this clinic offers treatment to people who either have a severe personality disorder other than Borderline Personality Disorder and/or people who are diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder and are either unable or unwilling to adhere to the structure of the treatment process offered in the Extended-Care Clinic. The treatment consists of medication management and individual therapy during monthly medical visits.

The objectives are:

  • A reduction in the use of secondary and tertiary care resources in mental health facilities (particularly psychiatric emergency)
  • The avoidance of polypharmacotherapy and the unwarranted use of psychotropics
  • The development of a better self-assessment regarding relationship problems and diagnosis
  • The gradual weaning from the sick role
  • The gradual improvement in psycho-social functioning, in concert with the gradual development of a sense of responsibility for one’s own life