Symptoms of dependent personality disorder may include:
- Irrational fear
- Relying on others for decision-making, reassurance, and advice
- Excessive sensitivity to criticism
- A strong fear of rejection
You will likely be referred to a psychiatrist or other mental health professional who will ask you about your symptoms and mental and medical health history. A diagnosis will be made after a complete psychiatric assessment that rules out other disorders such as avoidant personality disorder, agoraphobia , and major depression .
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