Dependent Personality Disorder

Dependent Personality Disorder - Learning Issue: Dependent...

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Learning Issue: Dependent personality disorder-MH · Definition: Defined when a person subordinates their own needs to those of others, get others to assume responsibility for major areas in their lives, lack self-confidence, and may experience intense discomfort when alone for more than a brief period. · Epidemiology: More common in women than in men; more common in young children than older. · Clinical Features: During interviews patient appears compliant. It is characterized by a pervasive pattern of dependent and submissive disorder. Patient may not be able to make a decision without the advice of and reassurance of others. They will avoid roles with responsibility, and get anxious when in a leadership role. Patients may have difficulty performing tasks for themselves, but not for others. They may seek out others to depend on, because of not wanting to be alone. Pessimism, self-doubt, passitivity, and fears of expressing sexual and aggressive feelings all typify the behavior of the person’s dependent personality disorder. An
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This note was uploaded on 02/18/2012 for the course PAS 600 - 601 taught by Professor Garrubba during the Fall '10 term at Chatham University.

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