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Doctor insights on: Avoidant Personality Causes

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Can avoidant personality disorder cause attention problems?

Can avoidant personality disorder cause attention problems?

Yes: The hypersensitivity to negative evaluation by others is often associated with an inability to pay attention. The reason for this is that one's attention is focused on oneself. This "self-focused attention" is both an immediate cause of the anxiety that goes with the avoidance and also a cause of the attention problem. You can't pay attention well to two things at once. ...Read more

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What is the major cause of avoidant personality disorder?

What is the major cause of avoidant personality disorder?

Avoidant pd : Avoidant pd may reflect innate reactivity or temperment of the infant, reinforced or buffered by particular early experiences (developmental factors). Three suchexperiences are parents who use humiliation as a form of discipline or are more overtly emotionally abusive, rejection by peers in adolescence, and disfiguring scars or lesions early on. It is more treatable than other pds. ...Read more

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Is poor social development the cause of "avoidant personality disorder"?

Is poor social development the cause of "avoidant personality disorder"?

Multifactorial: Poor social development can result from both organic and psychological factors. This can certainly result in difficulties in interpersonal relationships, but placing specific diagnostic titles on types of human behavior tends to avoid the issue of how to correct them. ...Read more

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Can a history of being on the bad end of child abuse cause an avoidant personality disorder?

Can a history of being on the bad end of child abuse cause an avoidant personality disorder?

Avoidant: Personality disorder is a pervasive lifelong pattern of feelings of inadequacy, sensitivity to rejection, etc.. It’s highly doubtful that APD or other personality disorders, would be a result of childhood trauma. Trauma can make one susceptible to mood and anxiety disorders, most commonly. Regardless, seeing a therapist and a psychiatrist is the best recommendation given your history. ...Read more

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How can one overcome an avoidant personality?

How can one overcome an avoidant personality?

Avoidant Personality: Several treatments are available, such as social skills training, cognitive therapy, exposure techniques to gradually increase social contacts, group therapy & sometimes drug therapy. Main issue in therapy is trust. ...Read more

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What is the avoidant personality disorder?

What is the avoidant personality disorder?

Avoiding personality: Avoidant personality is diagnosed when an individual avoids work or school activities that involve significant interpersonal contact because of fears of criticism, disapproval or rejection. ...Read more

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How can I fix avoidant personality disorder?

How can I fix avoidant personality disorder?

Therapy is key: Long-term psychotherapy is key to treatment of personality disorder though meds may have a role to play for certain symptoms. Mindfulness training can help. However, make sure you have received a good psychiatric evaluation that has ruled out a diagnosis of social anxiety disorder, which can look awfully similar to avoidant pd. The difference it makes is that meds have a stronger role.... ...Read more

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How can you treat avoidant personality disorder?

Tough to treat: It is hard to treat any personality disorder because it is ingrained in the person's sense of self. Usually they do not think there is anything wrong with them and do not seek treatment unless someone else forces them to. If they also avoid social interactions they will try to avoid therapists, too. If they feel any discomfort with their behavior, that is where to try to help them. ...Read more

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How to know what is avoidant personality disorder?

Anxious Socially: Apd is a persistent pattern of acute discomfort in social interaction that generalizes to most social situations. Research suggests that individuals with apd have more of a general embarrassment response in social situations as opposed to more fear during social situations with with specific social phobia (like speaking). However, apd and generalized social phobia are usually diagnosed together. ...Read more

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What do you avoid in avoidant personality disorder?

Potential criticism: Someone with this disorder is excessively aware of and worried about potential criticisms from others or "being let down, " so avoids situations where that may happen, including close personal relationships, occupational situations that require a lot of interactions with others and performance evaluatoins, or new activities that might lead to embarrassment. ...Read more