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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Effects of the abuse* 0 80 70 60 50 40 30 20 1 %0 Pregnancy Gynaecological disorders/HIV/STI Loss of work/income Parenting problems Obsessive/ compulsive behaviour Loss of home Loss issues Sexual problems Dissociation Suicide attempts Education/ work problems Body anxieties Restrictions to movements/activities Isolation Drug/alcohol misuse Avoidance of thoughts/images Self harm Eating problems Anger Intrusive thoughts Panic attacks Relationship problems Suicidal thoughts Dreams/nightmares Sleep problems Lack of confidence/ negative self image Fear Flashbacks Depression Anxiety 11.
Conversely, a SI-ve score below age and gender mean suggest that a child has negative self image (Butler, 2001)
If they're overweight for a long period of time, because we're talking about 20 years here, they've got all of that exposure to negative self image, low self esteem.
Further negative self image was found to be related with somatic symptoms of anxiety and depression16,17.