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Could a person with avoidant personality disorder need therapy longlife?

Could a person with avoidant personality disorder need therapy longlife?

Avoidant personality: Therapy is not prescribed for a specific time. As a professor once told me, therapy may go on for a long time , but it reaches a tipping point where all factors considered make it appropriate to stop: those factors are different for each person, including cost , time, energy and desire to continue, risk of over dependency on therapist, etc. ...Read more

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Dr. Andrew Berry
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Personality Disorder (Definition)

According to the dsm IV tr, a personality disorder is: an enduring pattern of inner experience and behavior that deviates markedly from the expectations of the individual's culture, is pervasive and inflexible, has an onset in adolescence or early adulthood, is stable over time, and leads ...Read more


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Could a person with avoidant personality disorder need therapy lifelong?

Could a person with avoidant personality disorder need therapy lifelong?

Depends on person: Avoidant personality is responsive to therapy but the length of therapy depends on your state of disorder and the techniques used and also expertise of the therapist. Your willingness to be assertive and try the taught skills also counts. ...Read more

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In psychotherapy, what is the treatment for avoidant personality disorder?

In psychotherapy, what is the treatment for avoidant personality disorder?

See website: Any discussion of psychotherapy is naturally beyond the scope of 400 letters. I am referring you to a website that i found that gives a very good and balanced discussion of the various psychotherapies for avoidant personality disorder. I think you would find it quite helpful.Avoidant personality disorder treatment recommendations ... www.health.am/psy/more/apd_treatment_recommendations. ...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 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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How to tell if I have avoidant personality disorder?

Talk to psychologist: If you always withdraw from intense interpersonal situations and also find social situations awkward or distressing secondary to low self esteem then there may be a higher likelihood of having it. It needs to be differentiated from social anxiety disorder or social phobia as well as schizoid personality disorder. A key component is a desired but difficulty to sustain connection to others. ...Read more

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What's the prognosis for avoidant personality disorder?

What's the prognosis for avoidant personality disorder?

Hard to say: Personality disorders don't happen just in days. It would take a while for someone with personality disorder to learn different ways of seeing this world and respond differently. However, if the person recognizes his/her struggle and is longing for some positive changes in his/her life, I am still opmistic. ...Read more

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I have avoidant personality disorder, what should I do?

Therapy: I would recommend that you find a good therapist that could help you with strategies to lessen the impact of this on your life. ...Read more

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Think I have avoidant personality disorder, what do I do?

Treatment: Personality disorders require treatment by a trained professional. Good news for those with avoidant personality disorders, because the therapeutic relationship is a safe, private, relationship with strong boundaries on behaviors and responses. ...Read more

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Is it possible that I have avoidant personality disorder?

Avoidant personality: Disorder. Please read about it here. Psychcentral.Com/disorders/avoidant-personality-disorder-symptoms you need a full psychiatric interview to get this assessed. Please see a psychiatrist. It often coexists with social anxiety disorder, depression, or other anxiety disorders. Hopes this helps and best wises. ...Read more

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I think I have avoidant personality disorder. What should I do?

Change: Want to change? If you are really motivated to change, look into group therapy or work individually with a psychologist in your area. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is thinkrightnow cds to cure avoidant personality disorder affective?

Is thinkrightnow cds to cure avoidant personality disorder affective?

CDs and books: can be valuable additions to psychotherapy, but seeing a psychotherapist raises the probability of a good outcome. Relating to another person, in this case a professional, is a good antidote for avoidance. I'm not familiar w/the CDs you mention. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Which distinguishes social anxiety from avoidant personality disorder?

Which distinguishes social anxiety from avoidant personality disorder?

There is overlap: Research has found few differences between the kinds of symptoms that people with sad and apd have. Because of the similarities between sad and apd, people are often diagnosed as having both disorders. Like sad, the central fear of people with apd is rejection, ridicule and humiliation by others. However, people with apd tend to have a broader range of symptoms, and the symptoms tend to be more se. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have avoidant personality disorder or borderline personality disorder?

How do I know if I have avoidant personality disorder or borderline personality disorder?

Borderline: I would suggest that you begin with a consultation with a psychiatrist, and then go from there. Help is available! ...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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What is the difference between avoidant personality disorder and borderline personality disorder?

Anxiety versus moods: It is avoidant personality disorder that is characterized by excessive interpersonal anxiety. It is similar to a type of social phobia that is insinuated in the personality of a person so much that the person actually starts to believe it to be an unavoidable part of a hostile world. Borderline personality disorder is typified by the capacity for frequent mood swings and clinginess. Stay safe! ...Read more

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Can anyone recommend a website to look up therapist that specialize in avoidant personality disorder?

Can anyone recommend a website to look up therapist that specialize in avoidant personality disorder?

You can contact your: state psychological association who typically provide referrals. Peace and good health. Your family doc may have a referral for starters you will need to be specific when making an appt so the therapist understands your needs. ...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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Dr. Krishna Kumar
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Avoidant Personality Disorder (Definition)

A disorder characterized by social discomfort and ...Read more