One of the most common personality disorders, dependent personality disorder usually manifests itself in early adulthood. The disorder heavily impacts the formation and maintenance of interpersonal relationships. Those with DPD have extremely low self-esteem, an intense fear of being abandoned and noticeable helplessness. As such, people with dependent personality disorder are heavily reliant on others, depending on them for everything from help getting through everyday tasks, making simple choices and even maintaining a sense of self. For some with DPD, this dependence is so deeply ingrained that they may enter into—and remain in—damaging or abusive relationships because the fear of confrontation or abandonment runs so deep.
Symptoms of Dependent Personality Disorder vary from individual to individual, but can including the following:
- Inability to make choices without asking for help from others
- Avoiding disagreements or conflict out of fear of being abandoned
- Constant need for reassurance
- Lack of self-sufficiency
- Disproportionate anxiety about interpersonal relationships ending and extreme turmoil when they do
- Strong feelings of inadequacy, low self-confidence, and little self-trust
The staff at our mental health treatment center understand how difficult these symptoms, both struggling with them and overcoming them, can be. To aid lasting recovery, Solara provides an inpatient program to clients with dependent personality disorder, giving them a place away from both dependent relationships and damaging thought and behavior patterns. Away from these things, clients can break destructive habits and learn new, healthy ones that will allow them to practice making independent decisions and build their self-confidence.
Our highly experienced and knowledgeable clinicians are familiar with the unique challenges that treating dependent personality disorder can present. As such, our clinicians are highly conscientious in all client interactions, ensuring that the client-therapist relationship does not become dependent. Similarly, the clinicians at our psychiatric facility create thorough and personalized treatment plans for each client, helping clients delve into the roots of their dependency and develop new, healthy ways of managing symptoms. Through this process, clients come to a fuller understanding of themselves and their worth, allowing them to build self-confidence, practice self-sufficiency and create peaceful, healthy and happy lives for themselves.
While our clients make considerable and rapid improvements, dependent personality disorder is often a long-term condition. Through years of experience, our mental health treatment center has learned how to provides the entire spectrum of care for our clients. From inpatient to outpatient, from transitional living to a long-term aftercare plan, our program has been designed to free our clients from the clutches of dependent personality disorder.
Contact us now to start the healing process.