avoidant personality disorder


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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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In this latter research, the avoidant personality disorder (APD), assessed by the Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory (MCMI-II; Millon, 1987), correlated moderately with the social skills assessed by the AI (r= .
Self-esteem in patients with borderline and avoidant personality disorders.
Twelve-month test-retest reliability was generally acceptable to good, with the exception of avoidant personality disorder (Weiss, Najavits, Muenz, & Hufford, 1995).
We think that obsessive-compulsive and avoidant personality disorders may constitute a predisposition for occurrence of both urticarial symptoms and Axis I psychiatric disorders, negatively impacting patients' coping mechanisms with stressful life events or leading to cognitive misinterpretations of various life events, which are actually not stressful," the authors wrote.
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.
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).
But she also heeded destructive urges to abuse a wide variety of drugs and to seek anonymous sexual encounters, felt intensely self-conscious, careened between anxiety and depression, and showed other signs of what DSM labels borderline personality disorder, And to complete the triple whammy, her extreme inhibition and timidity supported a diagnosis of avoidant personality disorder.
Relations among symptoms of social phobia subtypes, avoidant personality disorder, panic, and depression.