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Dependent Personality Disorder Causes

(Also Known As: Dependent Personality Disorder, Asthenic Personality Disorder Causes, Personality Disorder, Dependency, Histrionic Personality, Borderline Personality, Narcissistic, Antisocial Personality Causes)

(Reviewed by: Paul Peterson, Licensed Therapist)

What Causes Dependent Personality Disorder?

The major cause of the occurrence of dependent personality disorder is generally unknown, but it was pointed out that it commonly begins during early childhood and begins to manifest in middle adulthood where the symptoms of personality disorders begin to manifest.

Although the condition is said to be common, there were no sufficient studies conducted to trace the main cause of the dependent personality disorder. It is strongly believed though that both the biological and developmental factors play a major role in its development. 3 One of the possible causes pointed out is from the parenting style imposed during the person’s childhood years, which helped them develop a personality trait that is one of extreme dependency and requires approval of others. Such parenting style is one that is overprotective, thereby making an individual highly susceptible towards dependency and development of dependent personality disorder.

Could You Have Dependent Personality Disorder?

Dependent Personality Disorder Topics

Related Conditions

Antisocial Personality Disorder – Disregard of Other People’s Rights, Deceit, Manipulation
Avoidant Personality Disorder – Social Inhibition, Feeling of Inadequacy, Sensitivity to Evaluation, Avoidance of Social Interaction
Borderline Personality Disorder – Instability in Mood, Psychosis, Schizophrenia
Narcissistic Personality Disorder – Self Centeredness, Need for Admiration, Grandiosity, Lack of Empathy
Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder – Obsession for Perfection, Abiding by Rules, Compulsiveness
Paranoid Personality Disorder – Long Standing Suspiciousness, Maladaptive Behavior