Abit of everything quite awkward
Whenit comes to the people who suffer from dependent personalitydisorder, those characteristics that describe them best includecraving extensive attention, valuation, as well as social contact.Such people as the aforementioned are known to keep their problemmore to themselves, and they do not present it publicly in a disorderlyfashion. However, they are known to demand quite frequently a lot ofattention, as well as draw attention to their complaints in asomewhat unordinary manner, no matter if they refer to something astrivial as their looks or to certain more important aspects of lifesuch as social relationships, lack of meaning in their lives, healthin general, education and alike. Another quite distinct feature ofthe individuals suffering from the condition in question is that theytend to be, all too often and all too eager, in agreement withtreatment recommendations and advice given by a clinician, but thistendency soon turns into passiveness regardless of the nature and thetype of the therapeutic approach. What this points out to is thefact that it is difficult to make any progress and favorable resultssince eagerness of the person suffering from this disorder to beultimately treated is only surface-deep.
Important tokeep in mind
Whatall physicians, as well as psychiatrists need to keep in mind at alltimes is that such persons have the tendency to be unrelenting interms of coming up with substantial number of both Somatic, andphysical complaints. Aside from prescribing proper and necessarymedications, a clinician needs to keep good track of the intake ofmedications in order to make sure that the person under treatmentdoes not abuse it. In case of complaints physical in nature, aclinician should not completely disregard them, but always keep asafe distance in the sense that no encouragement and incentive isgiven by him, since this could lead to undesired actions by theperson being treated.
Inaddition, clinicians ought to keep the therapeutic relationship incontrol at all times, since if it goes out of control even slightly,this could mean burnout for the therapist in question since the personbeing treated tends to pick this up and becomes even more needy.
Asfar as the treatment is concerned, just like the case with all otherpersonality disorders, psychotherapy is most frequently employed with the emphasis on solving those most specific life problems.