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 -~-~~-~~~-~~-~-
Avinash Kumar: I'm scared of talking to strangers. I cant even ask for something when i go shopping because of my shyness and nervousness. What kind of Disorder is this? And how do i overcome? I'm 21
Dame International: I relate to a number of these aspects, however I live alone so it's not a disorder but the aspects I relate to are a problem for me, like starting projects or continuing projects without support.
Rosa Meyerson: My former husband had this and it is horrible to live with. Does this come from upbringing or born with it?
queen mekonen: mr ex use to act like that it was exsosting
Jennifer W: I ... seriously ... think I have this. I think I've KNOWN I have this, for a very long time, as long back as my own teen years. It's hard, when you don't feel you can go to the grocery store without someone else in the car with you! So yeah, I get it.
The one reason I'd say this can be a problem is that abusers are more likely to seek you out, because you'll accept stuff simply because you don't want to be alone. Am I right?
Stevie Nicole: Can a person be diagnosed with both BPD and DPD?
Amerie Johnson: This is my grandmother for sure. We thought it was dimentia, we blamed different things for why she acts the way she does. We noticed since we were little that she always seems to want servants. She was the youngest of 15 children and has always been taken care of. It's so annoying because she doesn't do things that she is physically able to do, simple task, because she's waiting for one of us to do it or give our approval for her to do it.
Umar Tariq: "goes to excessive lengths to obtain nurturance and support of others. To a point of voluntary to do things which might feel unpleasant"
Has my whole world up in a knot, i dont feel safe with my mind alone
get well: is this codependent disorder ?
Morella Esparragoza: I.was.fine before.my current bf.but.lately.ive.become very.dependent. on him and I.get depressed when alone
Morella Esparragoza: is.this.cured?.if.so.how?
nightingale nightingale: #KatiFAQ can you please differentiate between dependent personality and codependent personality..both sounds similar
αмιиα ѕ: how many syptoms do you need to have this besides the other stuff? I'm almost 19 & been disabled since birth
Nicole Saylers: So all and I mean all of the descriptions she read off just scream my name. I broke down in tears because I just thought it was how I was raised but I have a constant fight in my head about all this.
Jaun Anderson: I need a personality and mental health test?I am in low mood!
Jaun Anderson: what am I supposed to do about get drugs and and a food high cooking it up in a kitchen?
Jaun Anderson: how does a dependent view money?
Anna Whitgrove: Jesus. I meet all of these. Atleast if i look at my past and now.
Cheri Nel: in my country, getting access to help for mental health is like diy dentistry.
ruth sternberg: Wow. I know someone like this. Unfortunately, it is unlikely that things will change for him.
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