Avoidant personality disorder is characterized by feelings of extreme social inhibition, inadequacy, and sensitivity to negative criticism and rejection
The core features of this disorder are:
Cluster C personality disorders
Cluster C personality disorders are characterized by anxious, fearful thinking or behavior.
They include avoidant personality disorder, dependent personality disorder and obsessive-compulsive personality disorder.
It's not necessary to exhibit all the signs and symptoms listed for a disorder to be diagnosed.
Symptoms of Avoidant Personality Disorder
Avoids occupational activities Is unwilling to get involved with
people Shows restraint within intimate
relationships Is preoccupied Is inhibited Socially Inept Reluctant to take personality risks
The cause of APD and other personality disorders is unknown. Researchers think genetic and environmental factors might play a role.
Avoidant personality disorder
Prevalence: 0.5-1% of population
Sex ratio: M=F Comorbidity: Social phobia, depression, anxiety
Family: Cluster C disorders
PSYCHOTHERAPY(Individual and group therapy, typically interpersonal (IPT))
MEDICATION(Antidepressants and anxiolytics )
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