Avoidant Personality Disorder
Avoidant personality disorder (AVPD) is an enduring pattern of behavior related to social inhibition, feelings of inadequacy, and sensitivity to rejection that causes problems in work situations and relationships.
Wiki Number: W019
Diagnosis: Avoidant Personality Disorder
US Patients: US-2.4%
Sex Ratio: M; F Equal
Symptoms: terrible fear of rejections, avoid social interaction
Progression: Unable to experience or express positive emotion to others or resist coercion from others.
Causes: Genetic shyness, inhibitions, childhood emotional neglect; fears intimacy and rejection
Therapies: social skills training; cognitive, exposure and group therapies
Youtube Video: I Have Avoidant Personality Disorder
Amazon or Library Book: Overcoming Avoidance Workbook
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Support Group: avoidantpersonality.com (This website sells books but also coordinates a Facebook support group.)
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4 CURRENT ARTICLES
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- An Integrated Developmental Approach to Personality Disorders in Adolescence: Expanding Kernberg's Object Relations Theoryby Lina Normandin on January 25, 2023
This article is a tribute to Dr. Otto F. Kernberg and his contribution to the theoretical understanding of personality pathology in adolescence. In his object relations theory of the structure of personality, an integrated identity is considered central to healthy personality functioning and is contrasted with identity diffusion, which is posited to underlie the maladaptive interpersonal functioning of patients with severe personality disorders. His work provided an early theoretical foundation...
- A randomised controlled trial of fluoxetine versus naltrexone in compulsive sexual behaviour disorder: presentation of the study protocolby Josephine Savard on January 24, 2023
BACKGROUND: Compulsive sexual behaviour disorder is a new disorder in the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11), and is associated with negative consequences in different areas of life. Evidence for pharmacological treatment of compulsive sexual behaviour disorder is weak and treatment options are limited. This proposed study will be the largest and the first randomised controlled trial comparing the efficacy and tolerability of two active drugs in compulsive sexual behaviour...
- Incidence of mental disorders in the general population aged 1-30 years disaggregated by gender and socioeconomic statusby Javier Mar on January 24, 2023
CONCLUSIONS: The incidence of mental disorders is high among children, adolescents, and young adults in the Basque Country underlining the need for preventive interventions. Marked differences by gender and SES highlight mental health inequalities, especially for depression and psychosis in low SES males.
- Premorbid functioning in adolescence associates with comorbid disorders in individuals at ultra-high risk for psychosis: A brief reportby Julie Lundsgaard on January 24, 2023
CONCLUSION: Partly corroborating evidence from schizophrenia samples, our findings suggest that poor premorbid adjustment relate to distinct comorbid disorders in UHR individuals. If replicated, it indicates that premorbid adjustment deficits may be a key area for targeted interventions improving the clinical prognosis of UHR individuals.