Dependent Personality Disorder Resources, Support and References

Dependent Personality Disorder Support Groups

Individuals with dependent personality disorders often suffer from extreme anxiety from rejection and disapproval of others. They have the strong inclination to depend on others even when making simple choices in life. It is a difficult condition to deal with especially when the person concerned does not have the confidence to stand alone while suffering from low self esteem. The main goal of intervention with dependent personality disorder is to provide support group which involves a psychotherapy session to help the person with dependent personality disorder learn how to cope from their low self esteem and regain their personal identity and independence. Support groups for dependent personality disorder are not hard to find. There are several online resources and organizations to look for help in addressing your problem with dependent personality disorders. Peers and support groups are vital therapeutic treatment for dependent personality disorder as it helps the individual realize their self worth and help them build confidence of being capable of nurturing their own independence. The following are organizations, online resources and networks of support groups that extend help to persons with dependent personality disorder and similar personality disorders:

Anti-social Personality

Provide support group for individuals suffering from anti-social personality disorders and their loved-ones.

Avoidant Personality Disorder Support Group

Provides support to people suffering from avoidant personality disorder and related personality disorders such as social anxiety disorders. Anyone can talk about their feelings and help them learn how to feel comfortable about themselves while learning to open up their inter-personal relationship with others.

Borderline Personality Disorder

It is a support group that offers a safe place to express oneself without the fear of rejection.

Emotions Anonymous International

This is a 12-step organization of a fellowship group of people coming together for a weekly meeting to help each other reach recovery towards dealing with emotional difficulties. The main goal of the organization is to achieve emotional equilibrium and stability.

Healing Narcissism and Disorders of the Self

A support group for individuals with personality disorders helping them to attain a positive environment while extending support to their families for a better understanding of the personality disorder and to know how to deal with it.

Personality Disorders

An open support group intended for people suffering from a variety of personality disorders such as avoidant, histrionic, antisocial, borderline, dependent, narcissistic, obsessive-compulsive, paranoid, schizoid and schizotypal personality disorders.

Dependent Personality Disorder

This is support group that helps struggling individuals to overcome problems and related issues concerning dependent personality disorder condition.

Focus Adolescent Services

This provides online help and resources in addressing different personality disorders affecting adolescents by providing comprehensive information, support and helpful resources for teenagers and their families

Passive-Aggressive Helping Hand

A site that offer support to people who needs understanding while attempting to cope with the condition of passive-aggressive behavior. It offers individuals with this personality disorder the help to heal and grow.

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Related Conditions

Antisocial Personality Disorder – Disregard of Other People’s Rights, Deceit, Manipulation
Avoidant Personality Disorder – Social Inhibition, Feeling of Inadequacy, Sensitivity to Evaluation, Avoidance of Social Interaction
Borderline Personality Disorder – Instability in Mood, Psychosis, Schizophrenia
Narcissistic Personality Disorder – Self Centeredness, Need for Admiration, Grandiosity, Lack of Empathy
Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder – Obsession for Perfection, Abiding by Rules, Compulsiveness
Paranoid Personality Disorder – Long Standing Suspiciousness, Maladaptive Behavior