avoidant personality disorder


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Related to avoidant personality disorder: Schizoid personality disorder, Dependent personality disorder

avoidant personality disorder

n.
A personality disorder characterized by fear of rejection or disapproval in social situations, feelings of inadequacy, and extreme sensitivity to criticism.
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The relationship between generalized social phobia and avoidant personality disorder in a national mental health Surrey.
Twelve-month test-retest reliability was generally acceptable to good, with the exception of avoidant personality disorder (Weiss, Najavits, Muenz, & Hufford, 1995).
DSM-IV PERSONALITY DISORDERS Cluster A Paranoid personality disorder Odd and eccentric) Schizoid personality disorder Cluster B Histrionic personality disorder (Flamboyant) Narcissistic personality disorder Antisocial personality disorder Borderline personality disorder Cluster C Avoidant personality disorder (Anxious avoidant) Dependant personality disorder Obsessive-Compulsive personality disorder TABLE 2A.
Distancing: A guide to avoidance and avoidant personality disorder.
That abnormality was a depressive illness occurring against a background of anxious avoidant personality disorder.
8) Avoidant personality disorder is defined as "a pervasive pattern of social inhibition, feelings of inadequacy, and hypersensitivity to negative evaluation.
What's serious: When your life is ruled by the constant fear of looking like a dork in front of others, you may be struggling with social phobia or avoidant personality disorder.
Patients with the diagnosis of avoidant personality disorder tend to manifest the following characteristics (See DSM-IV criteria, APA, 1994; Cooper, Frances and Sacks, 1986: Millon, 1996: Widiger, 1992):
The present findings are in accord with research that has found relatively high rates of avoidant personality disorder among eating-disordered adults (Johnson & Wonderlich, 1992; Vitousek & Manke, 1994).
Speaking categorically (as does DSM-IV), one claims that the individual either has or does not have avoidant personality disorder.