Dependent Personality Disorder

What is Dependent Personality Disorder? Mental Health Help with Kati Morton

Dependent personality disorder (DPD), formerly known as asthenic personality disorder, is a personality disorder that is characterized by a pervasive psychological dependence on other people.
The difference between a ‘dependent personality’ and a ‘dependent personality disorder’ is somewhat subjective, which makes diagnosis sensitive to cultural influences such as gender role expectations.
Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dependent_personality_disorder

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