Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Personality Disorder Dependent Symptoms

Symptoms of dependent personality disorder include:

  • Abnormal dependence on another person for all decisions
  • Lack of coping mechanisms to deal with stress
  • Limited ability to adapt to difficult social situations
  • Poor occupational performance
  • Poor relationships
  • Tendency to blame others
  • Failure to take responsibility for actions
  • Difficulty making everyday decisions
  • Difficulty expressing disagreement

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Last Updated: Apr 21, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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