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If they manage to have relationships, they can be overly critical as a defense mechanism and end up alienating and isolating a friend or spouse.
They desire affection and acceptance and may fantasize about idealized relationships with others.
Medication is generally not prescribed for individuals with AVPD because it is ineffective.
However, if the individual exhibits symptoms of anxiety, depression, or another co-occurring disorder, medication may be considered.
They form relationships with other people only if they believe they will not be rejected.
AVPD, like all personality disorders, leads to a lifelong pattern of unhealthy behaviors.
Child neglect: Retrospective studies on adults with AVDP have reported that 61% of these individuals suffered from emotional abuse in the form of neglect as children.
Researchers concluded that childhood neglect is a risk factor for AVPD and may be a defining factor that delineates AVDP from social phobia.
Perhaps you’ve encountered individuals who seem to really struggle in social situations.
They lack confidence in themselves, feel inadequate in social situations and rarely risk getting close to anyone, unless there is absolute certainty they will be liked.