Passive-Aggressive Personality Disorder

Passive-aggressive behaviors are those that involve acting indirectly aggressive rather than directly aggressive. Passive-aggressive people regularly exhibit resistance to requests or demands from family and other individuals often by procrastinating, expressing sullenness, or acting stubborn.


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Wiki Number: PW155
Diagnosis: Passive-Aggressive Personality Disorder
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Age Onset: Childhood and beyond into adulthood
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Symptoms: Pervasive pattern of negative attitudes and passive resistance to expectations of adequate performance.
Progression: Persons typically procrastinate, covertly obstruct, are inefficient and stubborn, but nice when they wish to be.
Causes: A childhood were expressions of frustration or anger was not allowed. Children repressed honest feelings.
Medications: None listed.
Therapies: Depending on the behaviors, therpists should use psychodynamic, supportive, cognitive, behavioral & interpersonal methods.

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