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Avoidant Personality Disorder: The Ultimate Guide to Symptoms, Treatment, and Prevention (Personality Disorders)

Author: Clayton Geoffreys

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN 10: 1508893748
ISBN 13: 978-1508893745

Learn everything you need to know to cope with Avoidant Personality Disorder!

Read on your PC, Mac, smartphone, tablet or Kindle device! In Avoidant Personality Disorder: The Ultimate Guide to Symptoms, Treatment, and Prevention, you'll learn about Avoidant Personality Disorder, and how it can impact a person's life. This book covers a variety of topics regarding AvPD, including but not limited to feelings of low self esteem, self isolation, and discomfort in social situations. If you are looking for a book to better understand how to identify the causes of social anxiety or Avoidant Personality Disorder, we will explore it here. After learning about the causes of AvPD, we'll dig deep into treatment methods and different types of therapy that are available for those suffering from AvPD symptoms. It’s time to improve your self esteem and overcome Avoidant Personality Disorder. Grab your copy today.

Here is a preview of what is inside this book:
  • Foreword
  • What is Avoidant Personality Disorder?
  • The Four Subtypes of AvPD
  • What Causes Avoidant Personality Disorder?
  • The 9 Most Common Symptoms of AvPD
  • Seven Common Therapy Methods for AvPD
  • How to Choose the Right Therapy Approach
  • How to Overcome AvPD: 7 Steps
  • How to Find Your Escape
  • Conclusion
Topics covered include cognitive skills therapy, psychological therapy, self-isolation, extreme sensitivity to criticisms, and self-deserting behaviors. An excerpt from the book: In reality, the first step in any help for someone with Avoidance Personality Disorder is an intervention of the way they are currently living their life. If the person is unable to see a problem or find help on their own, friends or family should try to intervene. Sometimes people do not often see what is right in front of them, especially when they live a life of seeing things differently from other people. When friends or family begin to see a strong withdrawal, especially when it turns into self-isolation, they need to start taking steps to help their loved one recognize that there is an issue and that help is needed. Unfortunately, those doing what they think are in the best interest of someone they care about can often make things worse. With a patient that has AvPD, taking care not to insult, reject, or humiliate them is important. This means that a well-meaning friend forcing an AvPD friend to attend a movie or go shopping is actually doing more harm than good. The friend does not realize that by forcing someone she cares about to directly face such a large fear at one time can cause the fear to get even more severe. If, instead, the friend slowly introduces a new friend to the AvPD sufferer, and the patient is being introduced in smaller increments, they have a chance to get used to the process of meeting a new person under their current restraints. For the most part, though, intervention should basically focus on helping the person realize that living with AvPD can be tolerable and helping them get professional assistance in overcoming their problems.
Tags: personality disorders, social anxiety, avoidant personality disorder, anxious, social phobia, avoidance, anxious personality disorder, social anxiety disorder, psychology books