Interesting dependent personality disorder facts
Not much research has been done on dependent personality disorder (dependent PD) which makes it difficult to find interesting dependent personality disorder facts. Only between 0.1 and 0.3% of people have dependent PD, which makes it less likely to find people with this mental disorder, compared to people with PTSD or Major Depression. However, there are some interesting dependent personality disorder facts and they will surprise you. Every fact on this page is backed up by scientific research and has a link to its original article. Every now and then, depending on new scientific publications, this page is updated with more interesting dependent personality disorder facts.
- What is dependent personality disorder?
- What causes people to develop DPD?
- How is dependent PD diagnosed and what are the symptoms?
- What are DPD treatment options?
- The dependent PD test.
- How to cope with DPD?
- Living with someone who has DPD.
- Online counseling for Dependent PD.
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Interesting dependent personality disorder facts – Prevalence:
- 0.1% of people in the United Kingdom has dependent personality disorder at one moment in their lives .
- In the United States, 0.3% of people has dependent personality disorder at one moment in their lives ,.
- In the United Kingdom men, more often than women, have dependent personality disorder: 0.2% versus 0.02% .
- 0.33% of women versus 0.20% of men in the United States has DPD at one moment in their lives .
Interesting dependent personality disorder facts – Risk factors:
- People who suffered from emotional abuse during childhood more often develop symptoms of dependent personality disorder, compared to people who have no history of childhood emotional abuse .
- There is a heritability 0.81 for developing dependent PD .
- People with dependent PD have a higher chance of inheriting executive function deficits which explains why they have difficulty with everyday decisions, judgment, and making choices .
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Interesting dependent personality disorder facts – Comorbidity:
- Dependent personality disorder is common among people with panic disorder (with agoraphobia) .
- 28.04% of the people with DPD also suffers from alcohol dependence. 
- Of the people with DPD 27.34% also suffers from drug dependence. 
- 53.68% of the people with DPD also suffers from nicotine dependence. 
Literature used for this page:
-  Coid, J., Yang, M., Tyrer, P., Roberts, A., and Ullrich, S., 2006. Prevalence and correlates of personality disorder among adults aged 16 to 74 in Great Britain. British Journal of Psychiatry, 188, 423–431.
-  Trull, T.J., Jahng, S., Tomko, R.L., Wood, P.K., Sher, K.J., 2010. Revised Nesarc Personality disorder diagnosis: gender, prevalence, and comorbidity with substance dependence disorders. Journal of personality disorders, 24, 412-426. doi:10.1521/pedi.2010.24.4.412.
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-  Osma1, J., García-Palacios, A., Botella, C., & Barrada1, J. R., 2014. Personality disorders among patients with panic disorder and individuals with high anxiety sensitivity. Psicothema, 26, 159-165.
-  Tyrka, A. R., Wyche, M. C., Kelly, M. M., Price, L. H., & Carpenter, L. L. (2009). Childhood maltreatment and adult personality disorder symptoms: Influence of maltreatment type. Psychiatry Research, 165, 281–287.
-  Coolige, F. L., Thede, L. L., & Jang, K. L. (2001). Heritability of personality disorders in childhood: A preliminary investigation. Journal of Personality Disorders, 15, 33.
-  Coolidge, F. L., Thede, L. L., & Jang, K. L. (2004). Are personality disorders psychological manifestations of executive function deficits? Bivariate heritability evidence from a twin study. Behavior Genetics, 34, 75-84.