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Dependent Personality Disorder Treatment in San Diego, California

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The Difference of Interdependent and Dependent

Humans are social entities. Unlike most other living species, if we were left alone from birth, we would probably die. We are dependent on our parents, mainly the mother, who shelters us in her womb, and the doctor who will beat our buttocks to check our health. Animals know how to hunt and walk by instinct. Someone must teach us.

Obsessing on Dependence

However, when we have learned enough growing up, specific patterns of dependency become obsessive.

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A dependent Personality disorder is one of the most common personality disorders and is equally prevalent among men, women, and LGBTQ.

Fear of novelty and a tendency to be upset by loss and separation are warning signs in early childhood. As adults, those with dependent personality disorder find it hard to think they can cope with everyday life by themselves. Relationships for those with dependent personality disorders can intensify anxiety, discomfort, depression, and other mental health symptoms. It is common for dual diagnoses, such as alcohol or substance disorders, to affect the relationship and are usually seen as ‘If they stopped abusing substances; we would be better off”. Some substance use disorders may include heroin, fentanyl, or others and mask the inner core of healthy attachment in relationships. Substance and mental health disorders may or may not be part of dependent personality disorders. Read on.

When Healthy Connections Aren’t Established

Attachment theory tells us that establishing healthy contact and forming moving psychological images catapult the infant to explore their environment and thus achieve a balance between being independent and close to others.  Unfortunately, if parents are inconsistent, absent, or worse yet, abused, children, have a more challenging time calming down when they experience panic, anxiety, anger, or frustration, in addition to adopting a fear and uncertainty role model that they will replicate in their adult relationships.

Dependent Personality Disorder Symptoms

Some symptoms that may indicate that you are a person with dependent personality disorder are:


Too Afraid

Being too afraid of being criticized, rejected, or abandoned


Fleeing responsibility and avoiding loneliness

Submissive and Passive

Being very submissive and passive in their relationships, and becoming angry and devastated when such relationships end

Lack of Self-Propulsion

Difficulty in developing your own projects

A Sense of Paralyzation

Feeling unable to make the slightest decision without help

Going Against Self

Accepting situations that are contrary to one's own morals in order to "retain" a person

Others First

Always consider others as much more capable than yourself

Low Self-Esteem

Having low self-esteem

When Others Take Action

Allow others to take responsibility for various areas in your life
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