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Equilibrium - Self Harmony

Dependent Personality Disorder

Definitions
An ability to function without significant reliance on a forceful or dominant person providing direction

Causes. incidence and risk factors

The cause of this disorder is unknown. There do not appear to be biological factors. The disorder usually appears in middle adulthood. People with this disorder do not trust their own ability to make decisions and feel that others have better ideas. They may be devastated and they may go to great lengths, even suffering abuse to stay in a relationship.

Symptoms

Unable to make decisions
Passive
Avoids personal responsibility
Avoids being alone
Feels devastated or helpless when relationships end
Unable to meet ordinary demands of life
Preoccupied with fears of being abandoned
Easily hurt by criticism

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