Dependent Personality Disorder
The cause is not known. It may be due to genes and environment.
|The Central Nervous System
|A personality disorder is most likely a combination of chemical or electrical imbalances in the brain and a reaction to traumatic personal experiences.
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Symptoms may be:
- Unfounded fear
- Feeling powerless
- Often needing others for:
- Low self-confidence
- A strong reaction to criticism
- Fear of rejection
The goal is to help the person function. Other mental health problems may need treatment. Options may be:
- Counseling—to help with coping
- Support groups
- Medicines—to treat problems such as anxiety and depression
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