Is poor social development the cause of "avoidant personality disorder"?

Multifactorial. Poor social development can result from both organic and psychological factors. This can certainly result in difficulties in interpersonal relationships, but placing specific diagnostic titles on types of human behavior tends to avoid the issue of how to correct them.

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What is the major cause of avoidant personality disorder?

Avoidant pd . Avoidant pd may reflect innate reactivity or temperment of the infant, reinforced or buffered by particular early experiences (developmental factors). Three suchexperiences are parents who use humiliation as a form of discipline or are more overtly emotionally abusive, rejection by peers in adolescence, and disfiguring scars or lesions early on. It is more treatable than other pds. Read more...

Can avoidant personality disorder cause attention problems?

Yes. The hypersensitivity to negative evaluation by others is often associated with an inability to pay attention. The reason for this is that one's attention is focused on oneself. This "self-focused attention" is both an immediate cause of the anxiety that goes with the avoidance and also a cause of the attention problem. You can't pay attention well to two things at once. Read more...

Can a history of being on the bad end of child abuse cause an avoidant personality disorder?

Yes. If one was traumatized early in life then he or she can develop with a dread and paralyzing fear of most relationships (i.e. Avoidant personality disorder). I recommend psychotherapy to help with the intrusion of past, severe trauma on present relationships and life. Read more...
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...

"is the avoidant personality disorder a mental illness? "

Yes. Personality disorders like avoidant pd are mental illnesses, but different from bipolar, schizophrenia, and others. Long-term psychotherapy can allow insight and growth in these people. Read more...
Personality Disorder. This is a bit of a semantic problem. Personality disorders are not seen as major mental illnesses, like bipolar , schizophrenia, depressive or anxiety disorders. They are not very responsive to meds.However, they do affect the quality of life and may generate the above conditions in certain circumstances. Avoidant pd can overlap with anxiety disorders , such as panic disorder or social phobia. Read more...

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

Depends on goal. 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. Read more...

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...

How are social phobia and avoidant personality disorder distinguished from each other?

Type of social anx. Good question. Depends on whether the social phobia/anxiety is generalized or non-generalized (e.g., specific social situations such as public speaking). Most people have "non-generalized" type social phobia. Those with generalized type (have more of an embarrassment response rather than fear as in "non-generalized" type) also are considered for the additional apd diagnosis. So, general vs. Spec. Read more...

Is it possible for frustration stemming from avoidant personality disorder to lead to depression-like symptoms?

Absolutely. Avoidant personality causes stress and frustrations which can lead to depression and both can be comorbid. Different than schiziod which is similar but people want to be that way. Read more...
Definitely. People with personality disorders are more likely to have co-existing psychiatric disorders like depression, anxiety, psychosis, and substance issues. Sometimes we used medication to help with psychiatric symptoms while the patient continues therapy for the personality disorder. Read more...
Frustration . Yes, feelings of frustration, whatever they stem from can lead to feelings of depression. Mindfulness based stress reduction can help ease frustrations and give perspective to any life situation. As awareness and perspective increase, suffering and frustration decreases. Try this book: slowing down to the speed of life by richard carlson. Read more...

Depression, social anxiety, avoidant personality disorder, loneliness, no friends, what to do?

That is a lot going . On ; it doesn't sound like fun. Take on a little "can do" attitude. Encourage you to enlist the care of a good psychiatrist as well as a therapist/ psychologist. Alk about feelings ; address problems. Don't avoid them. Aim for 7.5 - 8 hours of sleep/ night. Daily physical activity is optimal in a green space. Eat healthfully. Cut out junk carbs, caffeine ; alcohol (or moderate). Read more...