Avoidant Personality Disorder: A General Overview
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- Avoidant personality disorder; Social anxiety disorder; Attachment style; Five factor avoidant assessment; Exposure-based treatment
This article is a general overview which focuses on previous researches about avoidant personality disorder (AVPD) and tries to present basic understanding of AVPD and its measurement, etiology, impacts and treatment. Research articles obtained from Google Scholar would be the main tool to get access to previous knowledge of AVPD. The introduction part would be definition and diagnostic criteria of AVPD which both base on DSM-5. For the main body, firstly, to measure the extent of AVPD, AVPD features scale and five factor avoidant assessment would be utilized. Then, this review suggests three possible factors causing the AVPD: In etiology (biological perspective), early childhood experiences and adult attachment styles with children. The relationship between AVPD and social anxiety disorder (SAD) will be one of key analysis object of this paper since they are sharing similar features on social activities while comorbidity for AVPD also be discussed in this section. Furthermore, impacts of AVPD towards self-functioning and social relationships would be well-explained based on previous study. In the end of this section, Exposure-based treatment would be discussed as the major clinical treatment for AVPD although its improvement is not significant. Finally, recommendations for future investigation will be suggested in the conclusion.
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TY - CONF AU - Chenqingyan Zou PY - 2022 DA - 2022/06/01 TI - Avoidant Personality Disorder: A General Overview BT - Proceedings of the 2022 8th International Conference on Humanities and Social Science Research (ICHSSR 2022) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 960 EP - 964 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.220504.175 DO - 10.2991/assehr.k.220504.175 ID - Zou2022 ER -