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Related to Dependent personality disorder: borderline personality disorder, histrionic personality disorder, Avoidant personality disorder, Narcissistic personality disorder
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dependent on or upon

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determined by

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addicted to

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  • addicted to
  • hooked on
  • over-reliant on

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determined or to be determined by someone or something else

in a position of subordination

a person who relies on another for support

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a person who relies on another person for support (especially financial support)

relying on or requiring a person or thing for support, supply, or what is needed

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contingent on something else

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(of a clause) unable to stand alone syntactically as a complete sentence

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held from above

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being under the power or sovereignty of another or others

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addicted to a drug

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Patients with the diagnosis of dependent personality disorder often present with the following characteristics (See DSM-IV criteria, APA, 1994; Greenberg and Bornstein, 1988):
NT is highly associated with schizoid, borderline and dependent personality disorder post-traumatic stress disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, and sleepwalking, although it has been believed that factors associated with central nervous system maturation are involved in the etiology (9).
After which, each chapter focuses on a patient and the presentation of some symptom or issue, such as: panic disorder, chronic depression, social phobia, obsessive compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, conduct disorder, bulimia, anorexia, and dependent personality disorder.
For example, a female with dependent personality disorder might be happily married to an overbearing spouse; or an individual with schizoid personality disorder might be in a solitary job position that produces no impairment or distress.
Individuals exhibiting a dependent personality disorder cannot function on their own.
He has been diagnosed with a dependent personality disorder.