The essential features of Avoidant Personality Disorder are feelings of inadequacy, and hypersensitivity to the opinions of others and rejection, and a common mode of social inhibition. Patients with avoidant disorder have a strong desire to establish intimate relationships with others, offset by a constant fear of being criticized, disapproved or rejected: need substantial guarantees of uncritical acceptance and have, in fact, a few close friends. Consider the negative reactions of others as justified and caused by themselves, without being able to formulate alternative hypotheses: hypersensitivity to rejection of others is therefore the main feature of this disorder.
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Published September 9, 2012
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