FC: Personality Disorder | Avoidant personality disorder
1: AvPD | AvPD is a form of social anxiety disorder characterized by avoidance of social situations which might involve criticism or rejection..
2: Basics | People with AvPD desire to be in relationships with others but lack the skills and confidence that are necessary in social interactions. | These people have a lifelong pattern of feeling very shy, | inadequate, and sensitive to rejection.
5: AvPD affects about 1% of the population and 10% of psychiatric patients. 10-50% of people suffering from Panic Disorder with agoraphobia also suffer from Avoidant Personality Disorder.
6: Symptoms | People with AvDP often avoid activities that require interaction with others. | These people fear criticism, disapproval, or rejection | They often feel awkward, undesirable, Plain, or inferior to others. | Common
7: I Love You
8: Taciturnity - the relative or total lack of audible sound
9: Symptoms Continuation | These people are usually easily | hurt by criticism | People with AvPD tend to live | alone. | They often exaggerate possible | difficulties | Become hesitant to speak | because they often feel | the need to monitor their | speech. May turn to | taciturnity
11: Treatment | Doctors often prescribe | Antidepressants to reduce | Sensitivity to rejection. | People with AvPd often have | to attend Social Skills training | and group, cognitive, and drug | therapy. | There is no proven treatment | for Avoidant Personality | Disorder, but Many different | doctors have found methods | that seem to work for their | Patients.
13: psychotherapy | many difficulties can arise | when trying to treat a person | with AvPD; | lack of motivation to change, | can cause them not to seek | help | the person easily gives up the treatment.