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Avoidant Personality Disorder

Avoidant Personality Disorder

Index

Criteria
Definition
Treatment ( Psychotherapy )
Treatment ( Pharmacotherapy )


Definition

Avoidant Personality Disorder is characterized by marked social inhibition, feelings of inadequacy, and extremely sensitive to criticism. Individuals wish to but are fearful of any involvement with others. They are terrified by the thought of being embarrassed in front of others. They avoid situations that give them social discomfort, this in many cases leads to social withdrawal.

ONSET:  Early adulthood and with a variety of contexts.


Diagnostic Criteria - Mental Health made easy.

1.   Marked social inhibition, feelings of inadequacy, and extremely sensitive to criticism. As indicated by at least four of the following:

  1. Avoid activities that involves interpersonal contact.
  2. Avoids get involved due to a fear of not being liked by others.
  3. Restraint in intimate relationships due to a fear of shame or ridicule.
  4. Marked preoccupation of being rejected or criticized by others.
  5. Stay away from new interpersonal situations due to feelings of inadequacies.
  6. Views oneself as inferior,  socially inept, or personally unappealing.
  7. Takes few if any personal risks in the engagement of new activities, for a fear of being embarrassed.

Treatment ( Psychotherapy )

Adlerian Therapy
Behavior Therapy
Existential Therapy
Gestalt Therapy
Person-centered Therapy
Psychoanalytic
Rational-emotive Therapy
Reality Therapy
Transactional Analysis


Treatment ( Pharmacotherapy )



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