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avoidant personality disorder
Posted by embarrassed on 11/8/2010, 9:38 pm
Hi all. Haven't been on this site for a while. Have been having psychotherapy for Avoidant/Anxious Personality Disorder - I don't know if any of you have it aswell. There are about 12 types of PD - basically they are rigid maladaptive behaviours that severely affect certain aspects of your life. Arising from childhood trauma,(including emotional abuse from parents) the PD first manifests itself in adolescence and consistently affects the way you view other people and other situations. You develop incorrect expectations of how other people see you and how they are going to respond to you. These behaviours may have protected you when you were a child, but are inappropriate in the adult world. eg If you have avoidant PD you'll be like this: In an attempt to protect yourself from having extremely strong emotions and thoughts triggered by the slightest stressful situation, you retreat from the world in order to avoid any social contact and opportunity for further pain. You then make yourself more depressed/scared because you have no friends to distract you etc. Let me know if any of you are diagnosed with PD. I'm trying to raise awareness of PD and help people get diagnosed much earlier on, and train professionals to recognise it and handle PD sufferers more gently than normal people. Baz, I'm not trying to hijack your site. I genuinely think there's a link betwen parcopresis and avoidant pd. There also seems to be a link between parcopresis and aspergers/autism. Hope to hear from you all soon.