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

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.
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.
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.

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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...

Hello the three things I have are depression, anxiety and paranoia & I have a fear that im hated by everyone. Avoidant personality disorder you think?

Maybe but see psych. Possibly, but it is potentially dangerous to try to self-diagnose a psychiatric disorder. Given your young age, i would see a psychiatrist to try to get a proper diagnosis and appropriate treatment. Read more...
Eval. Dear jaguar, i would never try to diagnose a personality disorder on-line. Frankly, that wouldn't be fair to you, because without a comprehensive evaluation, the assessment could be way off the mark. It sounds like you are struggling- recommend seeing a good psychologist and psychiatrist. If the issues are readily apparent, they can consider doing psychological testing. Take care. Read more...

Does MAOIs are first line drugs in Atypical depression combined with GAD and avoidant personality disorder? Are they faster acting or more efficient?

Depression/GAD/PD. Sounds like you have a complex set of symptoms that really warrant seeing a Psychologist expert in assessment of mood disorder. Medications can be very helpful, although SSRIs are more commonly prescribed. But keep a log of how you feel with any medication, the dose, and are your symptoms actually resolving. And therapy may sound scary, but here on HealthTap could be a great start! Read more...

I'm afraid I have avoidant personality disorder, but my symptoms don't seem as severe as those described online. Is it still worth getting checked out?

Personality disorder. is a deeply ingrained and maladaptive pattern of behavior of a specified kind, typically manifest by the time one reaches adolescence and causing long-term difficulties in personal relationships or in functioning in society. Whether applicable or not, if you fear it applies to you seek evaluation and therapy for improved function, well-being and peace of mind. Best regards for good health. Read more...

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. 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 different?

There is similarity. Research has found few differences between the kinds of symptoms that people with sad and apd have. Because of the similarities between sad and apd, people are often diagnosed as having both disorders. Like sad, the central fear of people with apd is rejection, ridicule and humiliation by others. However, people with apd tend to have a broader range of symptoms, and the symptoms tend to be more se. Read more...

How do social anxiety disorder and avoidant personality disorder differ?

The major difference. Is that with social anxiety disorder, the person is uncomfortable with the fact that they have difficulty in social situations and want the overcome the disorder. Someone with an avoidant personality disorder does not want to change or be around people. They are happy being a hermit. Read more...