Dependent personality disorder

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What is dependent personality disorder?

Dependent personality disorder is characterized by pervasive patterns of dependent, passive, and submissive behavior.

Common symptoms reported by people with dependent personality disorder

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with dependent personality disorder

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Abilify)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Treatment name(s)

(Vistaril)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
anxious mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Effexor XR)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Essential Oils)
Type
Other
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1) depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Other
How many have tried
1
Tried for
stress (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Lexapro)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1) depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Stresam)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Talk therapy)
Type
Psychotherapy
How many have tried
1

Data from patients with dependent personality disorder, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with dependent personality disorder

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Abilify)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (3 evaluations)
Side effects
stiffness in jaw tremor in hands
Total evaluations
3
Treatment name(s)

(Vistaril)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
drowsiness
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
anxious mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Effexor XR)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
drunk feeling migraine headaches 1 more
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Essential Oils)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
anxious mood (1) depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for stress (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
stress (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Lexapro)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1) depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Stresam)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Talk therapy)
Perceived effectiveness
for dependent personality disorder (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
3
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with dependent personality disorder, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has dependent personality disorder on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 2
20s 23
30s 33
40s 24
50s 13
60s 8
70+ 3
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 27
20-29 years 12
30-39 years 3
40-49 years 0
50-59 years 1
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 27
Female 79

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 44
Not Diagnosed 23

These charts show data from dependent personality disorder patients who have completed their condition history
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