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