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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I suffered with depression, avoidant personality disorder, general anxiety and later anorexia nervosa starting when I was dancing but lasting years after I quit.
Perception of early parenting by patients diagnosed avoidant personality disorder: a test of the overprotection hypothesis.
For example, while an obsessive-compulsive personality disorder is the most common Axis II disorder in the United States and Australia, avoidant personality disorder is most common in Norway and schizotypal personality disorder is most common in Iceland.
As for not attributing his behavior to bad biochemistry, she seizes on an interpretation by a psychologist who suggests that Dylan might have "suffered from a mild form of avoidant personality disorder.
sup][1] WML in frontal lobe can explain the presentation of executive dysfunction, such as attention deficit, and indifference, avoidant personality traits.
In the current study, the findings showed that the pregnant women with POPD were nearly five times more likely than the pregnant women without POPD to meet any cluster C personality disorder The most common cluster C personality disorders described in patients with POPD are avoidant personality disorders followed by obsessive-compulsive, passive-aggressive and dependent personality disorders.
For instance, we have found a study, carried out in Spain with university students, which reported moderate relationships between assertiveness (assessed by means of the CSES and the AI-Response probability subscale) and the avoidant personality disorder (APD) (assessed by the Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory-II, MCMI-II; Millon, 1987).
Avoidant Personality Disorder: These individuals shy away from interpersonal contact, view themselves as socially inept, and are preoccupied with fears of criticism or rejection (American Psychiatric Association, 2000).
Consider how various thematic false beliefs pervade several axis II disorders, such as paranoid, schizotypal, borderline, narcissistic, or avoidant personality disorders.
We review issues relevant to a behavioral perspective and the DSM-IV-TR approach to personality disorders below, followed by assessment and treatment issues for personality disorders (both at the nomothetic and idiographic levels), and examples of borderline and avoidant personality disorders.