Individuals who live with dependent personality disorder have symptoms that often begin in childhood, leading to consequences if they don’t receive professional treatment. Rose Hill Center provides comprehensive treatment for a variety of mental health conditions, including dependent personality disorder. Call our team today at 866.367.0220 for more information about our treatment services.
What is Dependent Personality Disorder?
A dependent personality disorder is a type of personality disorder that has a variety of symptoms. The condition typically starts in childhood and continues into adulthood. Experiencing a personality disorder affects how a person feels, thinks, and behaves, often daily. Experiencing the symptoms of dependent personality disorder is no exception.
Dependent personality disorder is not uncommon and is one of several recognized personality disorders. This means that you are not alone if you experience the signs and symptoms of the condition. You do not have to experience the symptoms alone or deal with the fears associated with dependent personality disorder on your own when you contact Rose Hill Center.
The caring staff at the Rose Hill Center understands the symptoms of dependent personality disorder and how it may affect you or your loved one daily. There are evidence-based treatments available to help individuals live an improved lifestyle, where they can rely on themselves rather than other people for everyday decisions.
The exact cause of dependent personality disorder is not known. However, experiences such as childhood trauma, domestic violence or other types of abuse, or having a family history of dependent personality disorder may play a role in an individual experiencing this disorder.
Symptoms of Dependent Personality Disorder
The symptoms of dependent personality disorder vary from one person to another person with the disorder. However, those who have this condition may share a range of symptoms, such as:
- Great difficulty making day-to-day decisions that others make regularly
- Experiencing the need for extensive advice or direction from others
- Experiencing an overwhelming need for others to take care of them
- Requiring constant reassurance from other people
- Experiencing feelings of nervousness, anxiety, hopelessness if left alone
- Easily feeling hurt when others disapprove or criticize their actions
Some additional symptoms of dependent personality disorder include being very passive in relationships, avoiding personal responsibility, and experiencing fear over the thought of being abandoned.
Treatment for Dependent Personality Disorder
Rose Hill Center offers comprehensive treatment for a variety of personality disorders, including dependent personality disorder. Evidence-based treatment for the condition includes psychotherapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, or some medication therapy. The treatment focuses on alleviating the disorder’s symptoms and helping the individual learn to make independent life choices and decisions.
The person with dependent personality disorder learns to improve their self-confidence and self-image and develop positive relationships. The individual also learns to become self-reliant and properly comply with medication management if medication is a part of the treatment plan.
Your treatment is based on your own needs and diagnosis. Because no two people are exactly alike, we don’t provide an overall, cookie-cutter treatment approach for everyone. Let our team at our mental health treatment center give you the care and support you need.
Start Your New Lifestyle Today at Rose Hill Center
If you or a loved one experiences the signs and symptoms of dependent personality disorder, the Rose Hill Center team is here for you. Contact us today at 866.367.0220 and learn more about dependent personality disorder and how you can start living a new life with your symptoms well-managed through evidence-based treatment services at Rose Hill Center.
You do not have to feel alone, abandoned, or unable to make independent decisions any longer. Contact us today to learn more about your treatment options.