Dependent Personality Disorder
Dependent personality disorder is characterized by the extreme need to rely on other people for everything, from making important decisions to going out in public. Those with this personality disorder cling to others – either psychologically or physically – in an unhealthy manner in order to avoid being alone or having to be independent.
Symptoms of dependent personality disorder are:
- Fear of being abandoned or alone
- Making unreasonable demands of loved ones
- Allowing others to make important decisions for them
- Viewing oneself as helpless and/or incompetent
Dependent personality disorder can be treated. An assessment must first be conducted by one of Insight Psychological’s licensed counselors in order to determine which treatments may work best. We have several Alberta location – contact us to find one close to you .