What is Dependent Personality Disorder? Mental Health Help with Kati Morton

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 -~-~~-~~~-~~-~-


WildforKARD: So many disorders, i think everyone has a disorder yet to be known

A.H. V: My sister has this and is very dependant on me driving my me really stressed and insane because she also has bpd and allot has happend were i like to keep my distance cuz its also hard for me to keep doing it because i have avoidant personality disorder

Michael B: Thank you so much for this .

Rachel Douglas - Heflin: My grandma has this. I was put up for adoption and my mom passed away and when I found her she would not allow me to do things for myself. As hard as I tried to tell her. She would not listen and then she blames me for losing our relationship. I have been through consoling and everything. My friend who me and her were attached at the hip just passed away. I have gotten help but she still doesn't trust me. I can't put this on facebook because she emails me and tells me off. Not sure what to do.

A. V Rabi: This makes alot of sense i have OCD but i can more then happily do well in life alone and suceed. Unfortunately my mum whos 63 has DPD she's so attached to me. I'm stuck as I cannot leave her alone as she will go crazy. She doesn't think how it's ruining my life as long as she's safe and not alone.

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Crystal Art: I have it and so does my friend and we depend on each other

Rng Mantis: I was writing an Villian's successor type character and this really helped.

Naughty Hotdog: On another topic Kati's eyebrows are GOALS

Kristy Montgomery: I am such a sensitive person. I have a lot of issues when it comes to doing things without someone's opinion affecting my choices. It's frustrating!

Gilbert R: I am worthless, I like this vid, but probably don't have the wisdom to know what is real. Reminds me about how I suck at life, wish I were human.... sorry, ignore I even said this

Sarah Koob: I have this and it's hell you feel like your in prison

La Dama del Caribe: I have a coworker who I think might have something similar to this. he is around 35. he was going through some things and I was trying to be nice and give him advice. now the dude has texted me "thank you for being there for me, I need you." I attempted to correct him by saying "no, you mean you appreciate me." and he answered back "NEED". that got me mad. so I told him how ridiculous this was getting. that if he wanted to be normal (that a an other story 😑) that he should stop needing me.

before this convo I noticed he also pays a lot of attention to things I do and has compared himself to my husband (HAHAHAHAHA) asking me if he finds me funny bc he thinks that I am hilarious, that he likes certain sounds l make when I speak (that affirmative sound when on the phone), that my husband shouldn't get mad at me for certain mistake because its life....also asking coworkers and me, during my vacation time, when was I coming back...😠

the dude had a crush on a woman about his age and kept analyzing herher behavior around him...like in HS. argh I LOST all respect for him!!! a needy and clingy man is one of the most disgusting things.

I have been not distancing myself. not talking much. but he has done a few things to try and get my attention.

rachael sheridan: Do people who suffer from this tend to be selfish like never ask how you are and always turns a conversation about themselves and there little problems

Kris Scanlon: I'm a 48 year old man and I've been enabled my whole life. in alcohol recovery for five years sober these past 5 years. I've generalized anxiety disorder diagnose 2003 and under doctor's care. really it's money that's my problem. I'm not that bright and I'm a terrible student so I'm kind of screwed. sponge off my mom and sister. they're older and really I just need some kind of assisted living situation or hit the lottery. everything else really this is just day-to-day existence. I can't become co-dependent emotionally but really that's what Fellowship meetings are there for. I take my medicine you go to bed so hopefully it'll work how financially for me after my familial caretakers pass. life's been hell and I made it that way.

Jennifer M: what is the cause?

Klein Guychen: I think I have dpd but I'm not sure. I'm so scared to go to a professional for help or to tell anyone, because I really don't want to be a burden. But like I think my boyfriend is that one person I depend on since before I met him I was like... lost you could say and life was hell but now he kind of tells me what to do and I ask him like three times before I do something because otherwise I wouldn't bring up the courage to do it. And he's the only person that hasn't gotten angry at me for being so clingy so I really love that about him but like what if he leaves me

Justin Mortenson: I am a 28 male , I believe in being a gentleman and a patriot but have been taught like most millennials that you have to keep your thoughts to yourself because it might "offend" somebody, so I block myself from saying or accepting what I'm feeling because it might embarrass or put them in an uncomfortable position. And I think this has given everybody a wrong vision of who I really am, even to the closest people to me.

Becki Percy: Wow... This is me

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