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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Among personality disorders, dependent personality disorder was most prevalent (13.3%) and 10% each were paranoid and obsessive-compulsive personality disorder.
Conclusion: Anankastic, schizoid and dependent personality traits and disorders were the commonest on screening and detailed interview.
Dependent personality trait was ranked the third common personality trait (18%) in the current study, which is the same as what is reported in studies conducted by Zojaji et al.
Other diagnostic combinations included schizoaffective plus dissocial disorder; substance abuse plus psychosis; dependent personality disorder plus dissocial disorder; traumatic brain injury or posttraumatic stress disorder with psychosis; dependent personality plus dissocial disorder; bipolar disorder plus either dissocial disorder or dependent personality; depression plus borderline personality disorder; depression plus narcissistic disorder; depression plus both personality disorder and dependent personality disorder; adjustment disorder plus dissocial disorder; anxiety plus both dependent and personality disorder, with or without narcissistic disorder; and dependent disorder plus either narcissism or borderline personality disorder.
DSM-5 criteria for 'Dependent Personality Disorder with Prominent
Specifically, we expected that the dimensions would present respectively higher magnitudes with personality disorders: Dependency x dependent personality disorder; Aggressiveness x paranoid, antisocial, and narcissist personality disorder; Mood instability x borderline personality disorder; Eccentricity x schizotypal personality disorder; Attention Seeking x histrionic personality disorder; Distrust x paranoid personality disorder; Grandiosity x narcissistic personality disorder; Isolation x schizoid, schizotypal, and avoidant personality disorder; Criticism Avoidance x avoidant personality disorder; Self-sacrifice x dependent personality disorder; Conscientiousness x obsessive compulsive personality disorder; and Impulsiveness x antisocial personality disorder.
It was suggested he had a form of "dependent personality disorder".
After discussing general issues like why the diagnosis of personality disorder is difficult, the relationship between traits and disorders, the advantages and disadvantages of proposals to revise or replace the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders system, etiology and risk factors, and prevalence, precursors, and outcomes, he covers antisocial, borderline, narcissistic, schizotypal, schizoid, paranoid, histrionic, avoidant, obsessive-compulsive, and dependent personality disorders, and personality disorder, not otherwise specified, ending with psychopharmacology, psychotherapies, and a general approach to management.
Describing him as a 'prisoner of his own personality', Nick Clarke, defending, said McMullen was 'immature', had a 'dependent personality disorder' which drew him to relationships with younger people, and needed help rather than a jail sentence.
They reported that the most common personality disorder was obsessive-compulsive personality disorder (57.8%), followed dependent personality disorder (34.2%) and paranoid personality disorder (25%), though it should be re-emphasized that this study was done on male subjects.
Finally, 48 participants (92.31%) in the clinical sample obtained scores indicative of avoidant, compulsive, histrionic and dependent personality traits.
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