Avoidant personality disorder and social phobia: Does mindreading make the difference?

  title={Avoidant personality disorder and social phobia: Does mindreading make the difference?},
  author={Giovanni Pellecchia and Fabio Moroni and Livia Colle and Antonio Semerari and Antonino Carcione and Teresa Fera and Donatella Fiore and Giuseppe Nicol{\'o} and Roberto Pedone and Michele Procacci},
  journal={Comprehensive psychiatry},
OBJECTIVE Avoidant personality disorder (AvPD) is closely related to and partially overlaps with social phobia (SP). There is an ongoing debate as to whether AvPD and SP can be classified as separate and distinct disorders or whether these diagnoses rather reflect different degrees of severity of social anxiety. The hypothesis of this study is that in patients with AvPD and in those with AvPD and comorbid SP both interpersonal functioning and metacognitive abilities (the ability to understand… CONTINUE READING
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