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What do you avoid in avoidant personality disorder?

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

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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What would you suggest I do to control obsessive compulsive personality disorder in myself?

What would you suggest I do to control obsessive compulsive personality disorder in myself?

1st, Back 2 Basics?: Like ocd, ocpd can rob life of joy, & take a toll on relationships. Both can cause great anguish & frustration 2 its sufferers. If u haven't done so be4, read up on ocpd & ocd - how they tic. Most effective treatments: a) 4 ocd = exposure & response prevention (http://bit.Ly/12d); b) 4 ocpd = (http://bit.Ly/11eonc1) - psychotherapy (including insight-oriented, cbt, acceptance & commitment therapy). ...Read more

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How do you know you have asperger's instead of an obsessive compulsive disorder?

How do you know you have asperger's instead of an obsessive compulsive disorder?

Or both?: Asperger syndrome's has deficits in social skills because of an inability to understand that others can have a different belief, point of view or emotional reaction in a given situation than your own. Ocd is an anxiety disorder in which the person recognizes recurrent thoughts (obsessions) as not reality-based & feels compelled to repeat acts to get rid of them & reduce anxiety temporarily. ...Read more

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What to do if I have borderline personality disorder - because of borderline personality disorder?

What to do if I have borderline personality disorder - because of borderline personality disorder?

Long-term struggle: Bpd stands for "borderline personality disorder" and it is a long standing set of traits that can cause significant interpersonal suffering in the person who has bpd and often the people around them. People with bpd very often have histories of trauma and deeply fear being abandoned on the one hand and getting to close to someone on the other. People with bpd can be helped with psychotherapy. ...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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How to tell if you have avoidant personality disorder or a severe case of social phobia?

How to tell if you have avoidant personality disorder or a severe case of social phobia?

There is overlap: Avoidant issues are present when there is a social phobia, and in working with a therapist you will be able to deal with these issues. Focus on treatment rather than the label for the best outcome. ...Read more

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What to do if I have histrionic personality disorder..?

If you are really: Serious about wanting to make some changes then consider involvement in a therapy group for people with personality disorders. ...Read more

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What to do if I have histrionic personality disorder?

What to do if I have histrionic personality disorder?

Histrionic PD: manifests in high dramatic reactions to even minor life issues. Psychotherapy can be helpful as can be the work of Dan Goleman on Emotional Intelligence. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What to do if I have schizoid personality disorder?

Seek psychotherapy.: Schizoid personality disorder individuals usually benefit from psychotherapy in which they learn how to connect with people around them and create emotional connections while controlling the anxiety generated by social interactions. This is usually done teaching and modeling social skills, and by recognizing how emotions control our thoughts/actions. Find help with a psychotherapist in your area. ...Read more

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What would you do to decide if you have avoidant personality disorder or a severe case of social phobia?

Both dx: My colleague is correct here. I would simply add that many people with a more generalized social phobia (fear of most social situations) have more of an embarrassment response to social situations whereas the majority of people diagnosed with social phobia to specific situations, say public speaking, experience more fear. Generalized social phobia and apd usually diagnosed together. ...Read more

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What to do if I have obsessive-compulsive disorder (symptom of obsessive-compulsive disorder?

What to do if I have obsessive-compulsive disorder (symptom of obsessive-compulsive disorder?

Treatment.: The usual treatment for OCD is: Cognitive behavioral therapy(CBT) or medication, usually with an SSRI antidepressant medicine or a combination of CBT plus an SSRI antidepressant medicine. ...Read more

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How do you treat antisocial personality disorder in teens?

Professional Only: Treatment is strictly left to the professionals. A nonprofessional has no business in even attempting any treatment whatsoever. ...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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How can you cure obessive compulsive disorder when you have an anxiety of homophobia?

How can you cure obessive compulsive disorder when you have an anxiety of homophobia?

OCD & homophobia: Are not related except that they both involve irrational anxiety. Find a mental health professional who treats anxiety. ...Read more

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Do people with narcissistic personality disorder be institutionalized? If yes why?

Do people with narcissistic personality disorder be institutionalized? If yes why?

if they meet criter: Only if they meet criteria. They must be suicidal or homicidal, or , in some states, unable to take care of themselves. They are not immune from other types of psychiatric illness. ...Read more

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I suffer from avoidant personality disorder what are the best ways to try on being better socially?

I suffer from avoidant personality disorder what are the best ways to try on being better socially?

Exposure & practice: Good for you for asking this question! giving in to social avoidance, while it might provide immediate relief, will only perpetuate the problem. Cognitive-behavioral therapy is a good idea for learning to dispute the irrational thoughts about your inadequacy and fears of negative evaluation. A tip is to start where you are now and keep gradually adding more social contact and interactions. ...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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If you have narcissistic personality disorder, are you likely to get delusions of grandeur?

If you have narcissistic personality disorder, are you likely to get delusions of grandeur?

It is possible: Such delusions are certainly possible for a narcissistic individual and would be evidence of a fairly established case. Some are merely striving toward grandeur - thinking it has arrived is advanced! ...Read more

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Are asperger's and antisocial personality disorder similar to you ?

Are asperger's and antisocial personality disorder similar to you ?

No: No, asperger's and antisocial personality disorder do not seem similar to me. People with asperger's may have difficulty relating socially to others, but lying and purposeful exploitation of others is not part of the syndrome as it is with antisocial pd. ...Read more

Dr. Neigatha Graney
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Avoidant Personality Disorder (Definition)

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