Personality and mood correlates of avoidant personality disorder.

  title={Personality and mood correlates of avoidant personality disorder.},
  author={Bj{\"o}rn Meyer},
  journal={Journal of personality disorders},
  volume={16 2},
  • Björn Meyer
  • Published 2002 in Journal of personality disorders
Avoidant personality disorder (APD) has been recognized as prevalent and clinically important; however, it is not clear how APD maps onto established personality and mood dimensions. In this cross-sectional survey study, 365 college students completed questionnaires assessing APD features and theoretically relevant personality and mood dimensions. Based on these self-report data, 6.6% may meet DSM-IV criteria for APD. Hierarchical regression analyses showed that APD features were associated… CONTINUE READING