Personality Disorders Clinic

Royce Lee, M.D.

The Personality Disorders Clinic is designed to provide evaluation and treatment services to adults with personality disorder. Personality disorder remains poorly understood by medical science, and is often inappropriately stigmatized by clinicians and lay persons. Because personality disorder usually is diagnosed along with other disorders such as PTSD and depression, treatment is not focused exclusively on personality disorder. Dr. Lee's research program is on the co-occurrence of trauma and personality disorder, as this co-occurrence seems to be associated with more severe symptoms and diminished response to psychiatric medications. Although not a research clinic, an emphasis is made on up-to-date clinical care based on an evolving scientific understanding of personality disorder.