MedCircle Original Series

Dependent Personality Disorder: The Science of Over-Reliance

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.

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Series Overview

Dependent Personality Disorder 101: Signs & Symptoms 16 Min

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

These Are the Complex Causes of Dependent Personality Disorder 13 Min

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.

The 8 Features of DPD & How Doctors Test For It 15 Min

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

Navigating the Tricky Road of Treatment with a Dependent Patient 19 Min

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.

How to Find the Right Professional for DPD Treatment 12 Min

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.

Loved One with DPD? Here are Key Supporter Strategies 8 Min

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

DPD: Self-Help Strategies & Long-Term Management Methods 6 Min

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

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About the Series

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.

Who is this series for?

This series is for those who believe they are living with 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.

“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.

In this series, you’ll discover:

  • 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.”

Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Ph.D.

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