Dependent personality disorder

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Dependent personality disorder (DPD) is identified as a personality disorder characterized by a pervasive psychological dependence on other people. [1]

DPD falls within the C cluster of personality disorders, along with Avoidant personality disorder and Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder. [1]

Diagnostic criteria

Note: The American Psychiatric Association, which publishes the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, forbids the unauthorized reproduction of their diagnostic criteria. A narrative of the DSM-IV-TR criteria follows.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 American Psychiatric Association. (2000). Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. American Psychiatric Press: Washington DC


Personality disorders
Cluster A (Odd): Schizotypal | Schizoid | Paranoid
Cluster B (Dramatic): Antisocial | Borderline | Histrionic | Narcissistic
Cluster C (Anxious): Dependent | Obsessive-Compulsive | Avoidant