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Dependent Personality Disorder

A personality disorder characterized by a pervasive and excessive need to be taken care of that leads to submissive and clinging behavior and fears of separation, beginning by early adulthood and present in a variety of contexts. (From DSM-IV, 1994)

Year introduced: 1991(1981)

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Tree Number(s): F03.675.200

MeSH Unique ID: D003859

Entry Terms:

  • Personality Disorder, Dependent
  • Dependent Personality Disorders
  • Disorder, Dependent Personality
  • Passive-Dependent Personality
  • Passive Dependent Personality
  • Personality, Passive-Dependent

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