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Passive-Aggressive Personality Disorder Causes & Risks


The cause of this disorder is unknown. There may be environmental and genetic (or biological) factors that contribute to the development of the disorder. These factors are often considered to be involved in personality disorders.

Prefrontal Cortex

Prefrontal cortex brain
This part of the brain is believed to control our ability to act in a way that is socially appropriate. Biological changes to this area may contribute to personality disorders.
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Risk Factors

There are no established risk factors for passive-aggressive personality disorder, however, genetics may play a role.

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