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Doctor insights on: Uncertainty Avoidance

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Avoidance tactics and strategies - why do you do them?

Avoidance tactics and strategies - why do you do them?

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

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Can you have avoidance personality disorder?

Can you have avoidance personality disorder?

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

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Is constant avoidance of situations a personality disorder?

Is constant  avoidance of situations  a personality disorder?

Possibly: There are people with avoidant personality disorder who may consistently avoid social settings. This is also seen in schizoid personality disorder. However, this type of symptom can be found in other emotional problems as well, such as depression and various types of anxiety. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: avoidance behaviors?

What is the definition or description of: avoidance behaviors?

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 more

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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?

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

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Can a gp test you for avoidance personality disorder?

Can a gp test you for avoidance personality disorder?

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

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Avoidance personality disorder - what treatment can be offered?

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

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I have dry chapped, flaky fingers due to contact with washing powder. Tried hydrocortione cream for 2 wks, sudocream and avoidance. Not improved. help?

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