Dependent personality disorder (DPD) is a personality disorder that is characterised by a pervasive psychological dependence on other people. The difference between a 'dependent personality' and a 'dependent personality disorder' is somewhat subjective, which makes a diagnosis sensitive to cultural influences such as gender role expectations.

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... Dependent personality disorder is a long-term (chronic) condition in which people depend too much on others to meet their emotional and physical needs. ...
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