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Dependent Personality Disorder and Receiving Social Security Disability

Personality disorder is a wide, inclusive term that describes a type of mental illness where the way that you perceive situations, relate to others and the ways that you think are dysfunctional. You may or may not know that there are many different, specific kinds of personality disorders. Nearly 15% of adults in the United States have some kind of personality disorder. This means that over 30 million Americans have some type of personality disorder. Dependent personality disorder (DPD) is one of these kinds of personality disorders. It used to be referred to as asthenic personality disorder. Dependent personality disorder is one of a group of personality disorders that are referred to as anxious personality disorders. These personality disorders are characterized by emotions of fear and nervousness. Dependent personality disorder is marked by a pervasive dependence on other people. It is a chronic (long-term) condition where you depend too much on others to meet your physical and emotional needs. Dependent personality disorder is characterized by a need for constant reassurance and to be taken care of, an inability to make decisions, submissiveness and helplessness. Dependent personality disorder is one of the most common types of personality disorder. It occurs in about 2.5% of the general population. It often develops along with other personality disorders like avoidant personality disorder. Dependent personality disorder seems to occur equally among men and women. It usually develops in young to middle-aged adults. There are many different signs and symptoms that may indicate that you have dependent personality disorder. These include: You or a loved one may have dependent personality disorder. This disorder and/or complications resulting from or other conditions along with it may be the reason for your disability. Have you or your loved one applied for financial help from the Social Security Administration by applying for Social Security disability benefits or disability benefits because of the disability caused by dependent personality disorder and/or complications resulting from or other conditions along with it? Were you or your loved one denied? If you or your loved one appeals the denial by the Social Security Administration, think about this. People who are represented by a disability attorney like the one you will find at Disability Case Review are approved more often than people who do not have a lawyer.