What is Dependent Personality Disorder? First I want to make sure you all understand that this is a personality disorder that we are very careful about diagnosing. There are many times in our lives when we may meet this criteria. It could be because we young and therefore unable to care for ourselves, or we may have a disability which makes it difficult for us to care for ourselves. All of these situations and circumstances need to be considered before making this diagnosis. That being said, many of us may struggle with Dependent Personality Disorder, so I will go over what it is and how it is diagnosed. Dependent personality disorder is a mental health condition in which people struggle with the fear that they cannot care for themselves. They honestly believe that if they had to, they couldn't. So they look to other people in their life to take care of them, tell them what to do, when to start a project, etc. DSM-5 (1) has difficulty making everyday decisions without an excessive amount of advice and reassurance from others. They struggle to make any decision because they honestly fear that they won't make the right one. So they look to others for support with it. (2) needs others to assume responsibility for most major areas of his or her life. They feel like they cannot care for themselves, so they give the responsibility over to someone else that they think could do a better job. (3) has difficulty expressing disagreement with others because of fear of loss of support or approval. Support or approval is so important to us, that we don't want to fight in case that scares them away. (4) has difficulty initiating projects or doing things on his or her own (because of a lack of self-confidence in judgment or abilities rather than a lack of motivation or energy). This can be hard in school or work because they are unable to do anything on their own or take the lead on a project. (5) goes to excessive lengths to obtain nurturance and support from others, to the point of volunteering to do things that are unpleasant. (6) feels uncomfortable or helpless when alone because of exaggerated fears of being unable to care for himself or herself. (7) urgently seeks another relationship as a source of care and support when a close relationship ends. Like I have stated above, they worry so much about being able to care for themselves, that if one caretaker is gone, they will frantically find someone to fill that spot so that they can continue their life. (8) is unrealistically preoccupied with fears of being left to take care of himself or herself. This is a core belief that anyone with DPD has, and this is why they try so hard to keep a caretaker in their life and give them the responsibility of making their life decisions. If you are struggling with this, know that you are not alone! Also, please reach out for help, because the sooner we start talking about and working on our struggles, the sooner we can start to feel better. MY FREE WORKBOOKS: Self-Harm workbook http://goo.gl/N7LtwU Eating Disorder workbook http://goo.gl/DjOmkC My video schedule: MONDAY - New video release http://goo.gl/OUEsgM TUESDAY - Tumblr Tuesday Vlog #KatiFAQ - https://goo.gl/79fMfa WEDNESDAY - Website & YouTube Vlog #KatiFAQ - https://goo.gl/CIp9b9 THURSDAY - Twitter Thursday Vlog #KatiFAQ - https://goo.gl/kL7ZjX FRIDAY - Facebook Friday Vlog #KatiFAQ - https://goo.gl/kjYLeR My PO Box: 1223 Wilshire Blvd. #665 Santa Monica, CA 90403 Find me: My Website: https://www.katimorton.com Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/katimorton Tumblr: https://www.katimorton.tumblr.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/katimorton1 Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/katimorton1 Help us caption & translate this video! http://amara.org/v/Fxu9/ -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Please watch: "Mitchell Davis talks Agoraphobia, OCD & Panic Attacks | On The Couch Ep. 3 with Kati Morton" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ra8gUzMUuXY -~-~~-~~~-~~-~-
Nandita Sarkara: Wow..I match up to all of the criteria's mentioned . Damn!! Can anybody tell me what sort of help did u take and what has generally happened in any session?
High af on Memes: My friend confessed that he has this last night. Im not sure how to deal with it, he has so many problems. I care about him deeply but he wants to get back toghter with his ex who i heard was really sweet. Ive told him to go for it. But im afraid i couldve said the wrong things, i was never good at expressing my thoughts and it just makes me so sad that hes feeling depressed without his ex
Milna Alen: My girlfriend has all these trairs and her therapist thinks she this too... I dont know if it would be appropriate to diagnose since she has DID though, it seems like most system's "cores" are like that. I am like the other side of the coin, I do need caretaking in basic things (executive dysfunction) but I have no issue starting projects, deciding things or disagreeing. I have always been like a caretaker and therapist to my parents and friends.
Baylene Alvarez: If anything I have moderate DPD. Besides that, I have Depression and Anxiety. I'm also a low-key Hypochondriac.
Nikolai Sæthre: I asked my "one person" if she knew what DPD was and if she thinks I have it right before this video lol
Chloe Lastname: Can you talk about unspecified bipolar disorder?
ScorpionStingz: I have Avoidant and Dependent Personality Disorder.
Mr Blue Lamp: having this really sucks
MrKnockout: I was in a narcissistic relationship for 11 years and he managed to make me feel like this person. He died last year of cancer due to this condition I believe. his unveiling is this tuesday and i almost decided not to go. It's crazy I could feel this! But I knew it wasn't me!. But now I'm so drained and tired now. It crazy where I look like this person. Ugh. But in my defense I have 5 children whom I have tried to protect from these problems and I had no idea about narcassim til a few months ago. But I've found now he isn't here I'm still struggling with his negativity in my head!!! ive only found out that i have formed a negative addiction pattern in my head and being aware of this is helpful. I is most intense around my period which can be quite crippling as I now realise I have to map it out to reassure its just chemical imbalance due to period. right now I fell my chest keeps concaving in small increments as I write this. is this anxiety? and my eldest has attachment disorders as well whom has just reached teenage hood and college as well. my youngest just started scool last year. all my kids display attachment issues actually. even myself from own childhood. I did however learn boundaries but obviously they weren't developed enough. I can remember the time it tapped when I was gobsmacked by the sheer dumbness of the situatuon. He was bullying me into trying to do waste of time stuff and I was raising our baby!!! I just kept saying no and explained to him because of this and that. I can't do any of that. I didn't know this but he called his mother!! and she came over!!! He says to his mother she is using big words ma! I don't understand her! and she says oh yea no you can't use big words he cant read or write. I really don't know what dumbfounded me most! what he said! or the fact that she come over to defend her 34 year old son!! I was 24 at the time for the record. I didn't reply I didn't answer
I just sat there and ruminated in shock disbelief. I was so gobsmacked I just couldn't believe that that was really happening! like Even now I'm finding very hard to accept or deal with.
Donna Johnson: Hi, can I ask, can you have more than one personality disorder?? It feels like I’ve got several.
Danielle Tirpkoff: 👍👍👍👍👍👍
Stoner Page: They gotta name for everything now. I call it BEING HUMAN.
I'm beginning to think the disorders are manufactured first. Then comes the medication and of course the articulate blond to sell the cure.
I still say her bottom lip kicks ass. That's my favorite look of a lip.
Nathasha Love: I seek someone after I end a friendship but it takes a few years until I find another person who i “idolize” and give all my attention and energy to. But then that friendship ends once again.
uh: I have a hard time making basic decisions and I can’t take care of myself however the people I depend on are online I don’t know if that counts in anyway /.\
I can’t tolerate going anywhere without my phone and I rant too much to people and they all leave me and then I freak out because I latch onto people too easily and trust them too easily, I get really angry when they leave because I don’t like losing people but especially the person I’m dependent on. and I’m way too dependent on my mother and I feel like I can’t do anything. My mom is the only person in real life that I’m attached too as well. I don’t know if being attached to two people counts as well.
Bella Anderson: I was very dependent. I couldn't trust myself with any life decisions, because I feared screwing them up so badly that I'd end up dead. Everything I decided would be wrong, everything I touched would be broken, and I just shouldn't be in control of anything at all. I should just leave it to people who know what their doing, because I can't do anything. Their judgement and knowledge way surpasses my own. If the decisions were in my hands, I'd do it wrong, and the pentalty would be more than I could imagine.
jinxedangel1982: I feel like emotionally abusive people will try to foster this kind of lack of self confidence.
Stephanie Rogers: I’m guessing also, like with everything else, there is a spectrum? Like low to high?
Dev ::: I wish I was still in California so I could be your client! Even tho my insurance would probably not cover you! LOL love u kati
Superman00221: We could all start a community for DPD, than everybody will always have somebody else.
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