Dependent Personality Disorder
Published Online: 30 JAN 2010
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Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology
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Bornstein, R. F. 2010. Dependent Personality Disorder. Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology. 1–3.
- Published Online: 30 JAN 2010
Some people are overly dependent, unable to make decisions on their own, needing frequent advice and reassurance, and alienating those around them with neediness and clinging insecurity. Studies show that when dependent personality traits become rigid and inflexible they can have myriad negative effects on social and occupational functioning (Bornstein, 1993, 2005). When dependency is both intense and pervasive, adversely affecting many different aspects of a person's life, it may indicate the presence of dependent personality disorder (DPD).
- dependent personality;
- interspersonal dependency;
- personality disorder;
- Axis II