-makes psychological diagnosis more objective; creates a set of criteria for classification
3. physical conditions
4. environmental stressors
5. overall functioning
1. unusual given the culture you're in
2. tend to cause problems
3. affect social relationships
4. stable over time
5. person doesnt see it as a disorder, but as part of who they are
rely too heavily on a parent, sibiling, or spouse to take care of everything, and it goes beyond anything that might be reasonable due to age, illness, or physcial handicap
- afraid to disagree bc afraid to exist on own
fear of failure, criticism, or rejection may lead people to avoid normal activies of school, work, and interactions w/others.
-expect absolute worst
-need constant reassurance
-inhibit emotional expression bc fear or rejection
-hard to get close to them
-deep craving for affection, but cant do anything about it
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