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Dependent Personality Disorder Symptoms & Diagnosis

Symptoms

Symptoms of dependent personality disorder may include:

  • Anxiety
  • Irrational fear
  • Relying on others for decision-making, reassurance, and advice
  • Excessive sensitivity to criticism
  • A strong fear of rejection

Diagnosis

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 .

Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Copyright © 2019 EBSCO Publishing All rights reserved.

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