Avoidant personality disorder (sometimes abbreviated APD or AvPD) is a personality disorder characterised by a pervasive pattern of social inhibition, feelings of inadequacy, and extreme sensitivity to negative evaluation. People with avoidant personality disorder often consider themselves to be socially inept or personally unappealing, and avoid social interaction for fear of being ridiculed or humiliated.

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Avoidant Personality Disorder
Covers a wide range of topics including co-morbidity, substance abuse, etiology, psychodynamics, and treatment.
Avoidant Personality Disorder
Dedicated to reaching out and supporting the online community of those with AvPD/APD and some of its overlapping components, such as Social Phobia, and PTSD through discussion, encouragement and resources.
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