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Dependent Personality Disorder
Patients with a Dependent Personality disorder routinely relinquish major decisions to others and allow the needs of those they depend on to outweigh their needs. They have low self-esteem and confidence and feel insecure about their ability to take care of themselves. They often say they are incapable of making decisions. This is partly because they believe that others are more competent, and partly because they are hesitant to give an opinion because they might offend the people whose support they think they need to survive. Sometimes patients who suffer from prolonged illnesses or health problems will develop a dependent personality. Patients with Dependent Personality Disorder require a lot of reassurance and advice and they are hurt by criticism. They feel helpless when they are alone, and they will rarely do things independently. These patients can be devastated when a relationship ends, and they will often remain in abusive relationships. Dependent Personality Disorder usually begins in the early adult years. While the cause of this disorder is not specifically known, those with a history of verbal, physical or sexual abuse as children, and those with a family history of schizophrenia or personality disorders may be at greater risk.
What are the symptoms?
How is it diagnosed and treated?
Doctors will perform routine physical examinations to rule out other health risks, illnesses and physical and mental disorders. To diagnose a patient with Dependent Personality Disorder, the doctor will look for at least five of the following signs, usually beginning in the early adult years.
Treatment will vary for every patient, depending on the symptoms, and whether there are coexisting physical or mental disorders. Treatment(s) can include:
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