Avoidant Personality Disorder: a Current Review

@article{Weinbrecht2016AvoidantPD,
  title={Avoidant Personality Disorder: a Current Review},
  author={Anna Weinbrecht and L. Schulze and Johanna Boettcher and B. Renneberg},
  journal={Current Psychiatry Reports},
  year={2016},
  volume={18},
  pages={1-8}
}
This review focuses on recent research on diagnostic aspects, etiology, and treatment of avoidant personality disorder (AVPD). Current studies stress the close relation between AVPD and social anxiety disorder, the influence of genetic factors in the development of AVPD, and the relative stability of symptoms. Treatment approaches should target the pervasive patterns of social inhibition, feelings of inadequacy, and hypersensitivity to negative evaluation. Empirical evidence for cognitive… Expand
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