People with DPD tend to display needy, passive, and clinging behavior, and have a fear of separation. Other common characteristics of this personality disorder include: Inability to make decisions, even everyday decisions like what to wear, without the advice and reassurance of others.
What does it feel like to have DPD?
Dependent personality disorder (DPD) is a type of anxious personality disorder. People with DPD often feel helpless, submissive or incapable of taking care of themselves. They may have trouble making simple decisions. But, with help, someone with a dependent personality can learn self-confidence and self-reliance.
Can u have bpd and DPD?
While DPD is one of the less common personality disorders, it does sometimes co-occur with BPD. In fact, DPD and all the cluster B personality disorders are those most likely to occur along with borderline personality disorder. Comorbidity complicates all aspects of mental illnesses.
How is DPD treated?
Psychotherapy (a type of counseling) is the main method of treatment for DPD. The goal of therapy is to help the person with DPD become more active and independent, and to learn to form healthy relationships.