Assess suicide ideation and self-harm behavior.
Other diagnoses should be ruled out such as Borderline Personality Disorder or Histrionic Personality Disorder.
Schedule routine follow-up with the patient (relieves patient anxiety about medical care relationship with a physician).
Set limits to availability. Keep to regula...
DPD is characterized by an excessive and pervasive need to be taken care of, leading to submissive and clingy behavior and fear of separation.
To determine if a patient has a DPD versus...
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