dependent personality disorder


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dependent personality disorder

n.
A personality disorder characterized by an extreme need for care, support, and approval from others, submissive behavior, and fear of being alone.
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We used the scales of the MCMI-III that assess those PDs that are most prevalent among perpetrators of IPV according to the literature; these included the paranoid, borderline, obsessive-compulsive, narcissistic, histrionic, antisocial, aggressive-sadistic, and dependent personality disorders.
For example, individuals with dependent personality disorder are insecure and express an overwhelming need for care, attention and affirmation, possibly promoting attraction to the security of a fictive family.
She is diagnosed with Dependent Personality Disorder.
But Lord Turnbull said that Hinshelwood, who suffers from a dependent personality disorder, had been manipulated by Crispin.
It would not be surprising for a third-party payer to pay for inpatient services for someone diagnosed with borderline personality disorder, whereas inpatient services for someone with dependent personality disorder might be questioned.
For example, most schizotypal, borderline, histrionic, and obsessive-compulsive personality disorder patients had been treated with both anxiolytics and anti-depressants, and most paranoid, antisocial, narcissistic, avoidant, and dependent personality disorder patients mainly with anxiolytics, while most schizoid personality disorder patients took no medication.