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Dealing With Dependent Personality Disorder
Low Self Esteem: You probably need to understand how you came to view yourself as less than others. Confide in close friends to learn who you are from honest feedback in the present. Try reading my book, "changing your inner voice" on the soundmindz.Org web site, full of examples of how to increase self esteem and become more independent. Lastly consult a clinical psychologist as psychotherapy can help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
According to the dsm IV tr, a personality disorder is: an enduring pattern of inner experience and behavior that deviates markedly from the expectations of the individual's culture, is pervasive and inflexible, has an onset in adolescence or early adulthood, is stable over time, and leads ...Read more
I'm 20. I'm suffering with low self esteem and dependent personality disorder. What are my options?
Self Esteem: Consider joining a long term group therapy in your area, begin with the therapist individually and then when you feel comfortable transition to the group. This strategy can be very helpful to boost self esteem and create more independence. You can read about my clients who have done so in changing your inner voice featured on the soundmindz.Org website. Best. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See psychotherapist: These issues would be best addressed by working with a psychologist or other professionally trained psychotherapist. Has someone given you this diagnosis, or have you diagnosed yourself? Hoping you'll be willing to see a mental health professional so that you can get the help you need. Best wishes. ...Read more
I got a diagnoses of dsm axis 2 personality disorder with features of narcissistic, borderline, ocd, dependent and histrionic. Why such a loose defini?
"Features" only: Key word here is "features" of various personality types. The interviewer noted that you have a fixed pattern of relating to the world and others no matter what the situation (personality disorder). This apparently includes features found in several personality disorders but no definitive one stood out. Firmer delineation may come over time, but characteristics of these disorders may overlap. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Accept yourself: Accepting yourself as you are will go a long way towards allowing yourself to change. Feelings of shame can make it hard to open yourself to getting help -- yet without help, your condition will deteriorate and further harm your life. Work in dynamically-oriented psychotherapy with a trustworthy therapist committed to your healing. On your own: eat healthily, and exercise & rest consistently. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Which type of personality disorder is it when someone feels the need to argue about meaningless issues?
Obsessive/Compulsive: A person with obsessive-compulsive personality disorder (different from obsessive-compulsive disorder) is another personality disorder that might argue about issues others find meaningless. These folks often have a need for precision and exactitude in the minute details of a project, details that other fail to see as significant. This can lead to lots of arguments. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is it possible at all for someone younger then 18 be diagnosed with a personality disorder? Has there ever been a case like that?
Yes: "for a personality disorder to be diagnosed in an individual younger than 18 years, the features must have been present for at least 1 year.The one exception to this is antisocial personality disorder, which cannot be diagnosed in individuals younger than 18 years." source: dsm-5 pages 647-648. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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