Personality Disorders Through the Light of Faith


Personality disorders are conditions in which an individual differs significantly from an average person, in terms of how they think, perceive, feel or relate to others.

Changes in how a person feels and distorted beliefs about other people can lead to odd behaviour, which can be distressing and may upset others.

Common features include:

  • being overwhelmed by negative feelings such as distress, anxiety, worthlessness or anger
  • avoiding other people and feeling empty and emotionally disconnected
  • difficulty managing negative feelings without self-harming (for example, abusing drugs and alcohol, or taking overdoses) or, in rare cases, threatening other people
  • odd behaviour
  • difficulty maintaining stable and close relationships, especially with partners, children and professional carers
  • sometimes, periods of losing contact with reality

Symptoms typically get worse with stress.

People with personality disorders often experience other mental health problems, especially depression and substance misuse. [NHS]

In a community of those who believe in the Creator, the challenge can be simply in being ashamed to seek help or not knowing where best to turn.

To find out more, please join Dr Muhammad Zeyn Green-Thompson at the upcoming workshop. The event is also available online for non-Cambridge residents for free. Registration is required for online access.

Dr Muhammad Zeyn Green Thompson is a medical doctor and psychiatrist with interest in emergency, perinatal and neuropsychiatry. Born in South Africa he read medicine there before entering specialist training in psychiatry in London and in Cambridge.

Personality Disorders Through the Light of Faith

Speaker: Dr Muhammad Zeyn Green-Thompson (Consultant Psychiatrist, Cambridge)

Date: Friday 31st March 2017 Time: 7:00PM – 8:30PM

Venue: Cambridge Islamic College, 58 Sturton Street, Cambridge CB1 2QA

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