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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Avoidant personality disorders are significantly more common in unipolar patients than bipolar patients, said Dr.
The most prevalent personality disorder was avoidant personality disorder (5%), the researchers reported.
The most common comorbid diagnoses were obsessive-compulsive personality disorder (82%), avoidant personality disorder (27%), and paranoid personality disorder (24%).
The most frequent personality disorders were cluster C disorders (21.8%), with avoidant personality disorder the most common of these (14.7%).
Axis II diagnoses for the group included Mixed Personality Disorder (4), Borderline Personality Traits (1), Narcissistic Personality Traits (1), and Avoidant Personality Traits.
Diagnostic and Demographic Similarity of Subjects Across Treatment Conditions Axis I CBT SST MDT Conduct Disorder 14 17 15 Oppositional Defiant Disorder 4 3 2 Post Traumatic Stress Disorder 7 5 7 Major Depression 0 0 5 Axis II Mixed Personality Disorder 4 4 6 Borderline Personality Traits 2 1 3 Narcissistic Personality Traits 2 1 2 Dependent Personality Traits 1 0 0 Avoidant Personality Traits 0 1 0 Race African American 14 14 15 European American 4 4 5 Hispanic/Latino American 1 2 1 Total 19 20 21 Average Age 16.5 16.1 16.5 TABLE 2 Descriptive Statistics 95% confidence Interval Tx Std.
Some of the early thoughts on avoidant personality styles came 60-plus years ago with Dr.
Chris Davidson of Sioux Falls, also found that 42% of the subjects had an Axis II disorder, most commonly avoidant personality disorder and passive-aggressive personality disorder, each occurring in 15% of the voluntary participants.
People with avoidant personality disorder cannot bear conflict; nor can they assert themselves.
Mr Evans added: "The doctors have satisfied themselves that at the time of the killing the defendant was suffering from an abnormality of mind induced by disease ( that abnormality a depressive illness occurring against the background of anxious avoidant personality disorder.
"There's scientific evidence that someone with an avoidant personality who doesn't like being with people is quite likely to end up someone who is much more frantic for contact.