Dependent Personality Disorder: The Science of Over-Reliance - MedCircle

Dr. Ramani Durvasula

Dependent Personality Disorder: The Science of Over-Reliance

7 Sessions

Roughly 1% of the population live with Dependent Personality Disorder.

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7 Sessions

Roughly 1% of the population live with Dependent Personality Disorder.

  • Access 50+ In-Depth Series
  • Ask Our Doctors Live — Weekly

About the Series

Dependent personality disorder (DPD) is one of the most frequently-diagnosed personality disorders, yet the signs are often chalked up to being “needy” or immature by the average person. The symptoms are debilitating - but they can be effectively managed with the right education.

In this series, Dr. Ramani Durvasula defines the disorder, breaks down the complicated combination of potential causes and risk factors, explains the diagnostic process, shares how to spot the signs and symptoms, and sheds light on how to find successful treatment in the short- and long-term. Whether it’s someone in your life that’s too dependent on you, or it’s you that has a fear of separation from a loved one, this series is for you.

“I am so in awe of you, Dr. Ramani! Thank you for everything you do for us. You gave me the education and the hope I had always searched for. Thank you. Thank you.”

Chrissy L.

Chrissy L.

Who Is This Series For?

This series is for those who believe they have dependent personality disorder or patterns and want to better understand the disorder and how to overcome over-reliance.

This series is also wonderful for supporters of those with DPD and provides tools and techniques on treatment, recovery, and self-help.

Some of What You Will Learn

  • The signs and symptoms of dependent personality disorder.

  • The diagnostic process and the 8 features of DPD

  • How to properly navigate the mental health system and find the treatment and provider right for you or a loved one.

  • How to properly navigate the mental health system and find the treatment and provider right for you or a loved one.

“I use a lot of humanistic techniques in my work - part of it is I simply love being in the room with my clients. I really do.”

Dr. Ramani Durvasula

Dr. Ramani Durvasula

Session Overview

  • Session1

    Dependent Personality Disorder 101: Signs & Symptoms

    Clinical psychologist Dr. Ramani explains dependent personality disorder and how it manifests at different ages.

    15m
  • Session2

    These Are the Complex Causes of Dependent Personality Disorder

    In this session, Dr. Ramani explains the history of DPD and how that relates to the causes and risk factors associated with diagnosing the disorder.

    13m
  • Session3

    The 8 Features of DPD & How Doctors Test for It

    Dr. Ramani highlights the traits diagnosticians look for while testing and how the screen process should (and should not) look.

    14m
  • Session4

    Navigating the Tricky Road of Treatment with a Dependent Patient

    The nature of DPD makes therapy an often more complex journey than normal. In this session, Dr. Rmani sheds light on how to make the most out of treatment.

    18m
  • Session5

    How to Find the Right Professional for DPD Treatment

    In this session, Dr. Ramani provides tips on how to navigate the complex mental health system and find the provider that is right for you or a loved one.

    12m
  • Session6

    Loved One with DPD? Here Are Key Supporter Strategies

    Sufferers of dependent personality disorder are highly sensitive. Here’s how to best support them, according to Dr. Ramani.

    8m
  • Session7

    DPD: Self-Help Strategies & Long-Term Management Methods

    In our final session, Dr. Ramani gives actionable and effective strategies to aide in long-term management and recovery from DPD.

    5m

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