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Wednesday

20

October 2010

Teen Avoidant Personality Disorder

by At-Risk.org 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…