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  • Berk, S. and Rhodes, B.  Maladaptive dependency traits in men.  Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic, Vol. 69, No. 3, Summer 2005.
  • Betchen, S. J. and Ross, J. L.  Male pursuers and female distancers in couple therapy.  Sexual and Relationship Therapy, Vol. 15, No. 1, 2000.
  • Bornstein, R.F.  The dependent personality: Development, social, and clinical perspectives.  Psychological Bulletin, 112, 3-23, 1992.
  • Bornstein, R. F.  Implicit and Self-Attributed Dependency Needs in Dependent and Histrionic Personality Disorders.  Journal of Personality Assessment, 71(1), 1-14, 1998.
  • Bornstein, R. F., Manning, K. A., Krukonis, A. B., Rossner, S. C., and Mastrosimone, C. C.  Sex Differences in Dependency: A Comparison of Objective and Projective Measures.  Journal of Personality Assessment, 61(1), 169-181, 1993.
  •  Gay Personality Disorder.  Posted February3, 2007.  Retrieved July 18, 2012 from
  • Hanson, G. D.  Understanding Histrionic Personality Disorder., Retrieved April 8, 2012, from
  • Harvard Mental Health Letter.  Dependent personality disorder.  Harvard Medical School, Vol. 23, Number 10, April 2007.
  • Hempstead, K.  Personality Disorders. Lecture at National University, San Diego, CA.  August 2009.
  • Huprich, S. K., Clancy, C., Bornstein, R. F., and Nelson-Gray, R. O.  Do Dependency and Social Skills Combine to Predict Depression?  Linking Two Diatheses in Mood Disorders Research.  Individual Differences Research, 2004 2(1).
  • Litman, L. C.  Dependent Personality Disorder as a Marker of “Battered Husband Syndrome: A Case Exemplar.  Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, Vol 48, No. 11, December 2003.
  • Livesley, J.  Integrated Therapy for Complex Cases of Personality Disorder.  Journal of Clinical Psychology in Session, Vol. 64(2), 207—221, 2008.
  • Sperry, L.  Family Therapy with a Histrionic-Obsessive Couple.  In MacFarlane, M. M.  Family Treatment of Personality Disorders: Advances in Clinical Practice.  Psychology Press, Apr. 30, 2004.
  •  Histrionic Personality Disorder (HPD).  Retrieved on April 8, 2012, from
  • Pincus, A. L. and Wilson, K. R.  Interpersonal Variability in Dependent Personality.  Journal of Personality, 69:2, April 2001.
  •  HPDs and marriage.  Retrieved April 14, 2012, from
  • Sperry, L. and Maniacci, M. P.  The Histrionic-Obsessive Couple.  Carlson, J. and Sperry, L. editors.  In The Disordered Couple, pp.187-206, Brunner/Mazel, Inc., 1998.
  • Whisman, M. A. and Delinsky, S. S.  Marital Satisfaction and an Information-Processing Measure of Partner-Schemas.  Cognitive Therapy and Research, Vol. 26, No. 5, pp. 617–627, October 2002.
  • Zuroff, D. C. and de Lorimier, S.  Ideal and Actual Romantic Partners of Women Varying in Dependency and Self-Criticism.  Journal of Personality, 57 4, December 1989.
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