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Dependent personality disorder

personality disorder that is characterized by a pervasive psychological dependence on other people

A dependent personality disorder (DPD) is a personality disorder that involves a psychological dependence on other people. This personality disorder is a long-term (chronic) condition in which people depend on others to meet their emotional and physical needs. Only a small percentage of people with dependent personality disorders are eventually able to manage on their own.

Dependent personality disorder
Classification and external resources
ICD-10F60.7
ICD-9301.6
MedlinePlus000941
MeSHD003859