Topics include: What is personality disorder? Why the older definitions didn't work The new classifications - from mild to severe How to recognize PD - case studies Differentiating PD from conditions such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia Associated problems such as problem drinking Relationships and rejection Effective coping skills for families and friends - setting boundaries, asserting your needs Can you persuade them to have treatment? (psychological and medication) Specialist treatment for PD - `nidotherapy' (adjusting the environment to make it less stressful for the person with PD) Taking your life back - a life of your own Safety for yourself and your children"
Peter Tyrer is Professor of Community Psychiatry at Imperial College, London, and an expert in personality disorder. He is Chair of the Work Group for Revision of Classification of Personality Disorders (ICD-11), World Health Organisation. He is author of several books, including Coping with Stress, Sheldon Press, has written extensively for medical journals, and has featured in newspapers such as The Guardian. In 2015 he was given a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Royal College of Psychiatrists in recognition of his research and clinical practice.