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Dependent personality disorder

  • Definition

    Dependent personality disorder is a long-term (chronic) condition in which people depend too much on others to meet their emotional and physical needs.


    Alternative Names

    Personality disorder - dependent


    Causes, incidence, and risk factors

    Dependent personality disorder usually begins in childhood. The causes of this disorder are unknown. It is one of the most common personality disorders, and is equally common in men and women.