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Avoidant Personality Disorder - Psychology Definition of the Week

By , black-rose-bielefeld.de GuideApril 10, 2009

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Definition: Avoidant personality disorder is characterized by a chronic and pervasive pattern of distorted thought, emotion, behavior and functioning. This type of personality disorder is thought to affect approximately one-percent of adults in the United States. Individuals with this disorder are also more prone to anxiety disorders, including agoraphobia and social phobia. Learn more about avoidant personality disorder.

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