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Ir simply means you: Avoid or withdraw from something. The opposite would be approach behaviors where you move toward the object or situation. We usually avoid things that are painful, distressing or unpleasant and approach things that are pleasant or rewarding. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes...: Some research place the prevalence of apd at over 2%. In a population of around 312 millions (us pop.), that translates to over 6.2 millions! such a condition, though, is best diagnosed by a professional (psychologist or psychiatrist). ...Read more
I've been diagnosis w/ BP, bpd, and now discovered avoidance disorder. My husband thinks my core problem has been avoidant and not have BP? Possible?
Don't further: complicate what is already a very complex constellation of diagnoses. The question you are asking here suggest that the probable correct diagnosis may be BP and the others arose from the many ways this can manifest during the inevitable crisis situations that surround the patient with BP. You can go to hundreds of different providers and receive many different diagnoses depending on the way in which you present, the history you give, the degree to which others in your life are permitted to take part in your evaluation & the tendency you may have to split those caring for you into widely differing impressions. Please seek & stay with ONE provider & do what it takes to work through this question. ...Read more
Various reasons: People use avoidance tactics and strategies for a variety of reasons including: fear of being judged, low self-esteem, learning this behavior by watching a parent be avoidant. The problem with avoidance is that it rarely if ever solves problems. There is a model that discusses being either passive, aggressive, or assertive. Generally the most healthy behavior falls into the assertive range. ...Read more
Psychotherapy : Insight-oriented to get to the root issues; also, therapy will help examine and revisit related thoughts and belief systems and develop and strengthen some coping skills to deal with the related uncomfortable feelings. ...Read more
No simple test: Unfortunately no simple tests--like blood tests or mris--can tell us if we have a personality disorder. If your gp has specialized training in psychiatry s/he may be able to help you with that. Most likely you would be referred to a psychologist or psychiatrist, and they typically use a thorough history and psychological testing to help answer your question. Your gp may help with a referral. ...Read more
I have dry chapped, flaky fingers due to contact with washing powder. Tried hydrocortione cream for 2 wks, sudocream and avoidance. Not improved. help?
Dry skin: Dry skin often results from irritating exposures from soaps and chemicals. Stopping the exposure such as by wearing gloves is imperative. Maintaining a diet and appropriate hydration. Rather than Hydrocortisone or other creams try using unrefined organic coconut oil or 100% pure aloe Vera gel which both work well for healthy moist skin and can be applied safely as needed. ...Read more
Have had irrational fear of certain public speaking all my life sometimes no problem and other times extream to the point of avoidance why?
Social Phobia: Many people have anxiety around public speaking and other performance or social activities. Stress reduction techniques such as breathing exercises, meditation, counseling, exercise, good sleep can help. Still some people are troubled by this problem. One way to treat it is to take a medication called Propranolol prior to the speaking engagement, it is a beta blocker and can be quite effective. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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