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October 2010

Teen Avoidant Personality Disorder

by Staff, on at risk youth, AvDP, Avoidant Personality Disorder, personality disorder, teen AvDP, Teen Avoidant Personality Disorder, teen disorders, teen personality disorder

“Avoidant personality disorder (AvPD)[1] (or anxious personality disorder)[2] is a personality disorder recognized in the DSM-IV TR handbook in a person over the age of eighteen years as characterized by a pervasive pattern of social inhibition, feelings of inadequacy, extreme sensitivity to negative evaluation, and avoidance of social interaction.” As taken from Wikipedia. AvPD or Avoidant personality Disorder is a mental condition that causes a person…