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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They explain the conceptual and empirical background on the model, including its history and universality, construct validation, childhood antecedents of personality disorder, and existing research; specific patient populations with borderline personality disorder, psychopathy, narcissism, schizotypal personality disorder, dependent personality disorder, depressive personality disorder, alexithymia, and intellectual disabilities; assessment (a new section); and illustrations of clinical applications, such as to martial and family counseling and dialectical behavior therapy.
Axis II diagnoses for the group included Mixed Personality Disorder (4), Borderline Personality Disorder (2), Narcissistic Personality Disorder (1) and Dependent Personality Disorder (1).
Dependent Personality Disorder: This disorder manifests itself as submissive and clingy behaviors that results from a need to be cared for by others (American Psychiatric Association, 2000).
Follow-up univariate between-subjects tests showed that there were significant differences between the two inmate groups on four personality scales: dependent personality disorder (F (1,209)=7.64, p=0.006; p [[eta].sup.2]=0.035), obsessive compulsive personality disorder (F (1,209)=4.12, p=0.044; p [[eta].sup.2]=0.019), schizotypal personality disorder (F (1,209)=3.96, p=0.048: p [[eta].sup.2]=0.019) and borderline personality disorder (F (1,209)=4.18, p=0.042; p [[eta].sup.2]=0.020).
The woman's lawyer Alex Morris cited a doctor's report that said his client suffered from a dependent personality disorder and referred to a "cocktail of medication to explain why she committed the offences".
She is diagnosed with Dependent Personality Disorder."
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