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Dependent Personality Disorder

Dependent Personality Disorder

Index

Criteria
Definition
Treatment ( Psychotherapy )
Treatment ( Pharmacotherapy )


Definition

Dependent personality disorder is primarily characterized with a extreme need of other people, to a point where the person is unable to make any decisions or take an independent stand on their own. There is a fear of separation, cling, and submissive behavior. They have a marked lack of decisiveness, self-confidence, and self-denigration.

ONSET:  Early adulthood and with a variety of contexts.


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Excessive need to be taken care of,  as indicated by at least five of the following:

  1. Has a hard time in making everyday decisions with out getting reassurance and advice from others.
  2. Has other assume the responsibility for the major areas of their life.
  3. Can not show disagreement with others in fear of being rejected.
  4. Difficulty in doing things on their own.
  5. Will do almost anything to get the support of others.
  6. When along, a feeling of uncomforted or helpless in being unable to care for themselves.
  7. When one caring or support relationship ends they are compelled to seek another.
  8. A preoccupation and unrealistic fear of being left alone to care for themselves.

Treatment ( Psychotherapy )

Adlerian Therapy
Behavior Therapy
Existential Therapy
Gestalt Therapy
Person-centered Therapy
Psychoanalytic
Rational-emotive Therapy
Reality Therapy
Transactional Analysis


Treatment ( Pharmacotherapy )


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