Avoidant Personality Disorder Questions & Answers

Updated: Nov 12, 2019
  • Author: David C Rettew, MD; Chief Editor: Caroly Pataki, MD  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is avoidant personality disorder?

What is a case study of avoidant personality disorder?

What is the pathophysiology of avoidant personality disorder?

What is the prevalence of avoidant personality disorder?

What are the morbidities associated with avoidant personality disorder?

What is the prognosis of avoidant personality disorder?

What is included in patient education about avoidant personality disorder?

Presentation

What are the DSM-5 diagnostic criteria for avoidant personality disorder?

What is the focus of the clinical history for evaluation of avoidant personality disorder?

Which physical findings are characteristic of avoidant personality disorder?

Which findings on a mental status exam are characteristic of avoidant personality disorder?

What causes avoidant personality disorder?

DDX

Which conditions are included in the differential diagnoses of avoidant personality disorder?

What are the differential diagnoses for Avoidant Personality Disorder?

Workup

When is an audiology exam indicated in the workup of avoidant personality disorder?

Which rating scales and diagnostic interviews may be helpful in the diagnosis of avoidant personality disorder?

Treatment

When is inpatient care required to treat avoidant personality disorder?

Which specialist consultations are beneficial to patients with avoidant personality disorder?

Which activity modifications are used in the treatment of avoidant personality disorder?

Medications

What is the role of medications in the treatment of avoidant personality disorder?

Which medications in the drug class Benzodiazepines are used in the treatment of Avoidant Personality Disorder?

Which medications in the drug class Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors are used in the treatment of Avoidant Personality Disorder?

Follow-up

How is avoidant personality disorder treated?

Which medications are used in the treatment of avoidant personality disorder?

Which dietary modifications are used in the treatment of avoidant personality disorder?

How is avoidant personality disorder prevented?

What are the possible complications of avoidant personality disorder?