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A 20-year-old male asked:

Is avpd or indeed any personality disorder truly and completely treatable? my issues are so long standing, i can't imagine myself without them.

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Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
Avoidant PD: Get yourself a full psychiatric evaluation to determine what is bothering you, and consider medication as part of treatment. Also, get a referral to a reputable psychotherapist who specializes in working with patients with conditions/diagnoses similar to yours, whatever they may be.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 33 years experience
APD: Avoidant personality disorder is treatable with long-term Psychodynamic Psychotherapy.

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