Overly accommodating personality

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The DSM-IV-TR contains a dependent personality disorder diagnosis.

It refers to a pervasive and excessive need to be taken care of which leads to submissive and clinging behavior and fears of separation.

Findings from the NESAr C study found that 18 to 29 year olds have a greater chance of developing DPD.

DPD is more common among women compared to men as 0.6% of women have DPD compared to 0.4% of men.

Generally people with DPD are also pessimistic: they expect the worst out of situations or believe that the worst will happen.

They tend to be more introverted and are more sensitive to criticism and fear rejection.

This is done by improving their self-esteem and confidence.

Dependent personality disorder is a Cluster C personality disorder, characterized by excessive fear and anxiety.Consequently, individuals diagnosed with DPD tend to place needs and opinions of others above their own as they do not have the confidence to trust their decisions.This kind of behaviour can explain why people with DPD tend to show passive and clingy behaviour.Individuals who take these prescription drugs are susceptible to addiction and substance abuse and therefore may require monitoring.Traits related to DPD, like most personality disorders emerge in childhood or early adulthood.

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