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Dr. Douglas Bey answered:

What is the best anti-depressant medication for people with avoidant personality disorder ?

Everyone unique

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No particular drug but SSRIs in general help social anxiety anxiolytics help anxiety--therapy helps and many pts find group therapy useful
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Could a person with avoidant personality disorder need therapy longlife?

Not necessarily

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Many factors determine how long someone needs therapy for. The therapist and patient should have an idea what direction and goals the therapy is moving towards, so both parties have a realistic idea of what's achievable. There are many degrees of avoidance and many ways avoidance can affect one's life. To set and establish goals with the therapist is a good way to have more clarity.
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Could a person with Avoidant Personality Disorder need therapy lifelong?

Depends on person

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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.
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What kind of jobs are good for someone with avoidant personality disorder?

Depends on goal

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People with Avoidant Personality Disorder are socially inhibited, feel inadequate, and are hypersensitive to negative evaluation by others. Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy could potentially be helpful as a treatment for the disorder, which might expand job possibilities. Without treatment, people with this disorder are more comfortable working independently or sometimes with a trusted friend.
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What is the youngest you can be diagnosed with avoidant personality disorder?

Diagnosed At Age 18

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Avoidant personality disorder is a condition in which the individual has a lifelong pattern of feeling very shy, inadequate, and overly sensitive to rejection. The age of onset is usually in young adulthood, but as with all personality disorders it cannot be diagnosed before age 18, when the individual is considered to be an adult. Recommended treatment: psychotherapy and medications.
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Can you let me know how many sessions can it take to treat someone with avoidant personality disorder?

A year at least

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Personality disorders are hard to change by yourself. Professional help usually takes a year or more of consistent and intense therapy. If you're serious find a qualified and possibly expert therapist with personality disorders.
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Dr. Alan H. Ali answered:

What's the prognosis for people having avoidant personality disorder?

Avoidant Personality

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With Psychotherapy & good social support system, prognosis is favorable.
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Dr. John M. Chavez answered:

What is the avoidant personality disorder?

Avoiding personality

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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.
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Dr. Dheeraj Raina answered:

How can I fix avoidant personality disorder?

Therapy is key

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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....
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Dr. Barbara Lavi answered:

How can you treat avoidant personality disorder?

Tough to treat

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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.
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