Top
20
Doctor insights on: Passive Dependent Personality Disorder

Share
1

1
I'm 20 and suffering from low self esteem and dependent personality disorder. What can I do?

I'm 20 and suffering from low self esteem and dependent personality disorder. What can I do?

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.

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Andrew Berry
339 Doctors shared insights

Personality Disorder (Definition)

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


2

2
What to do if I am 20.I'm suffering with low self esteem and dependent personality disorder.?

What to do if I am 20.I'm suffering with low self esteem and dependent personality disorder.?

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.

3

3
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.

See 1 more doctor answer
4

4
I got a diagnoses of dsm axis 2 personality disorder with features of narcissistic, borderline, ocd, dependent and histrionic. Why such a loose defini?

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.

See 1 more doctor answer
5

5
How do I deal with life personality disorder?

It is hard: Personality disorders are difficult to live with and hard to treat. Usually if u have a personality disorder u do not realize that u have a problem, people close to u do. If u have been told u have one and are asking for help that is a major step. Follow through and speak to a therapist. They will start with what's bothering u, which is your healthier side and move on from there. It will take time.

6

6
What is a good way to deal with my personality disorder?

Congratulations...: If you have a personality disorder & want help coping with it, congratulations! Most people with personality disorders do not even realize that there is something wrong with them. Contact a therapist & start talking about the symptoms which bother you & they can help you develop some coping mechanisms!

7

7
What does a diagnosis of mixed personality disorder mean?

Many issues in your: Personality disorders deal with the way you think, behave and react to situations which have a certain pattern. Several of these patterns make up your personality. You may be obsessive/compulsive or dependent for example then you would not fit into one category or another. It is a pattern that is excessive or no longer helping you cope in order to be considered a personality disorder.

8

8
Is there a rare personality disorder you can tell me about?

My favorite...: Schizoid, in a nutshell: Lack of interest in social or personal relationships Preferring to be alone Limited range of emotional expression Inability to take pleasure in most activities Inability to pick up normal social cues Cold or indifferent to others No interest in sex

9

9
Please tell me all symptoms of anti social personality disorder?

Please tell me all symptoms of anti social personality disorder?

Antisocial PD: Antisocial personality disorder is a mental health condition in which a person has a long-term pattern of manipulating, exploiting, or violating the rights of others. This behavior is often criminal, and though not diagnosed until after age 18, it starts with conduct disorder symptoms before age 15. For a complete symptom list and more info, see: http://www. Mentalhealth. Com/dis/p20-pe04.Html.

See 1 more doctor answer
10

10
How do I find out what is the symptoms of a personality disorder?

There are several: Personality disorders (narcissistic, borderline, obsessive compulsive, sociopathic) with different sets of symptoms. The common denominator is that people with personality disorders are comfortable with their symptoms and do not think there is anything wrong with them. Therefore it is very hard to treat them. They have no desire to change.

11

11
What can you do to tell someone they have a personality-disorder?

A meaningful context: The diagnostic process usually starts with structured interviews and possibly psychological testing. After the results of the interviews and testing are interpreted, the patient is then informed of the diagnostic impressions by the professional. Ideally, the professional explains what the diagnosis means, and how this type of understanding can be used beneficially for the patient.

12

12
What to do if I may have a personality disorder, can someone give me advice?

What to do if I may have a personality disorder, can someone give me advice?

The important thing: Is that you believe the diagnosis and want to work on getting help. Personality disorders ranges from mild to more severe cases. Find a good therapist and learn how to strengthen your personality. That would entail starting by working on the parts of your behavior that U are aware of and want to change.

13

13
I feel I may have an anti-social personality disorder. How do I know whether or not?

I feel I may have an anti-social personality disorder. How do I know whether or not?

Disregard for others: "antisocial" personality disorder is generally about violating the rights of others. Examples include: repeatedly doing things that could get you arrested, being deceitful, being impulsive, assaulting others, being reckless and irresponsible, and not feeling guilty about your bad behavior, beginning in childhood. If this fits and you don't want to be this way, see a therapist asap. Best wishes!

See 3 more doctor answers
14

14
How can I tell if a person has a personality disorder or if they are just seeking attention?

You can't.: A mental health professional will have to make that determination after a comprehensive psychiatric or psychological assessment. Though attention-seeking is typical in some types of personality disorders, it is not--by itself--indicative or pathognomonic of one. Lots of people attention-seek, and for more reasons that we can count. Attention-seeking does not equate to personality disorder.

See 1 more doctor answer
15

15
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.

See 3 more doctor answers
16

16
Does everyone who experience abuse have a personality disorder?

Does everyone who experience abuse have a personality disorder?

NO -- absolutely not: People who have been abused may have all kinds of symptoms, including personality disorders -- but this is not an automatic outcome. Many such people do develop self-defeating behaviors, even if not a full "personality disorder" syndrome. Other results can include post-traumatic stress d/o, with hypervigilance, flashbacks, avoidance, irritability, dissociation, etc. There's help and hope, though!

See 1 more doctor answer
17

17
Hoping you can tell me, is personality disorder a mental illness?

Personality disorder: Yes. Personality disorders are a class of mental disorders. There are many different types of personality disorders.

18

18
How is conduct disorder related to anti-social personality disorder?

How is conduct disorder related to anti-social personality disorder?

Conduct Disorder: Conduct disorder occurs in childhood and adolescence. It involves long-term (chronic) behavior problems like defiant, impulsive behavior; drug use; truancy before age 13; and criminal activity. It can be associated w/addiction in the parents, child abuse, family conflict, poverty, etc. Untreated or treated unsuccessfully, kids with this may go on to develop antisocial pd after age 18.

See 3 more doctor answers
19

19
What is the difference between codependency traits and dependant personality disorder?

What is the difference between codependency traits and dependant personality disorder?

Codependent: Traits suggest an overly-dependent relationship w/someone and the need for more self-confidence and independence. Dependent personality disorder is more intense, more woven into the attitude of the person. In either case, psychotherapy can be helpful. Aim for inter-dependence, i.e., sometime you gain strength/help others and sometimes its the opposite. Peace and good health.