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What is the youngest you can be diagnosed with avoidant personality disorder?

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Dr. Robert Woods
Psychiatry
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In brief: Diagnosed At Age 18

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.

In brief: Diagnosed At Age 18

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.
Dr. Robert Woods
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
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In brief: Avoidant Personality

18 years, like any Personality disorder, as opposed to Personality Traits which can be diagnosed in less than 18 years age.

In brief: Avoidant Personality

18 years, like any Personality disorder, as opposed to Personality Traits which can be diagnosed in less than 18 years age.
Dr. Alan Ali
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