Personality Disorder: The Truth

by Lady Sheila Tracey Sherwood
(St Helens, Merseyside United Kingdom)

I am a personality disorder staff trainer. I would like to star in a documentary about The Truth about Personality Disorders. This is because the subject has far too many myths and misconceptions, and I would like to give a realistic insight into the conditions and the stigma suffered by those with the conditions due to all the wrongfully believed myths surrounding the subject. My email address if you are interested in contacting me with regard to this is: ladysherwood1@aol.com

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Oct 03, 2010
Any examples?
by: Webmaster

Thanks for your very intriguing documentary idea. You are exactly right that there is a lot of misunderstanding around mental health issues. Can you give some examples of the myths about personality disorders specifically? I think that would help filmmakers visualize the kind of story you'd like to tell.

Nov 28, 2012
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by: Lady Sherwood

Yes of course- It is widely misinformed information regarding people suffering with personality disorder, especially by the worlds media like tv, press or radio that causes severe discrimination of this group of people who are genuine sufferers of a mental health condition. Myths such as- people with pd are dangerous, just deliberately badly behaved, manipulative, attention-seeking, criminals, being untreatable etc, that cause such great stigma and suffering to what already is a serious difficulty. People with pd, are very unlikely to harm anyone other than themselves and have had so much incorrect and false myths believed about their conditions. Pd is treatable over the longterm and has a very high recovery or improvement rate with the correct care. It is important to explain that pd in most cases is due to poor upbringing as a child and many have had repeated physical, sexual and mental abuse by their major caregivers and are actually survivors who should be treated with more empathy and understanding.

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