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Dependent Personality Disorder Causes & Risks

Causes

It is not clear what causes personality disorders, but it is likely a combination of genetic (inherited) factors and a person's environment.

The Central Nervous System

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A personality disorder is most likely a combination of chemical or electrical imbalances in the brain and a reaction to traumatic personal experiences.
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Risk Factors

A risk factor is something that increases your chance of acquiring a disease or condition.

The following factors are thought to increase the risk of dependent personality disorder:

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