Moreover, personality disorder renders the treatment of a co-existing psychiatric or medical condition more com plex, longer and less li kely to be successful.5 ICD-10 divides personality disorders into 9 subtypes i.e., paranoid, schizoid, dissocial, emotionally unstable - impulsive type, emotionally unstable-borderline type, histrionics, anxious (avoidant), anankastic and dependent personality
that are similar in some way to dependent personality
In studies aiming at finding evidence of validity, the dimension was found to be related mainly to the dependent personality
disorder (Carvalho & Primi, in press).
The studies conducted so far suggest that women with obsessive-compulsive, avoidant, or dependent personality
disorders have greater risks of developing a major depressive episode during pregnancy .
The dimensionality of dependent personality
They explain the conceptual and empirical background on the model, including its history and universality, construct validation, childhood antecedents of personality disorder, and existing research; specific patient populations with borderline personality disorder, psychopathy, narcissism, schizotypal personality disorder, dependent personality
disorder, depressive personality disorder, alexithymia, and intellectual disabilities; assessment (a new section); and illustrations of clinical applications, such as to martial and family counseling and dialectical behavior therapy.
Reconceptualizing personality pathology in DSM-5: Limitations in evidence for eliminating dependent personality
disorder and other DSM-IV syndromes.
Axis II diagnoses for the group included Mixed Personality Disorder (4), Borderline Personality Disorder (2), Narcissistic Personality Disorder (1) and Dependent Personality
"My understanding, based on what studies we've done so far, is that the core of a dependent personality
is a perception of one's self as helpless, vulnerable, and weak," said Bornstein.
- dependence on others, such as a partner, friend or family.
Some are extroverts, some are introverts, and some have independent personality, while others are of dependent personality
Disorder: This disorder manifests itself as submissive and clingy behaviors that results from a need to be cared for by others (American Psychiatric Association, 2000).