characterized by at least 3 of the following:
(a) encouraging or allowing
others to make most of one's important life decisions;
Associated features may include perceiving oneself as helpless, incompetent, and lacking stamina.
Conditions not directly attributable to gross brain damage or disease, or to another psychiatric disorder, meeting the following criteria:
dysharmonious attitudes and behaviour, involving usually
several areas of functioning, e.g. affectivity, arousal,
impulse control, ways of perceiving and thinking, and
style of relating to others;
For different cultures it may be necessary to develop specific sets of criteria with regard to social norms, rules and obligations. For diagnosing most of the subtypes listed below, clear evidence is usually required of the presence of at least three of the traits or behaviours given in the clinical description.