Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Personality Disorder Avoidant Symptoms

Symptoms of avoidant personality disorder include:

  • Unwilling to start relationships with those who may not accept them
  • Avoid intimate relationships
  • Preoccupied with being criticized
  • Individuals lack any sufficient coping mechanisms to deal with stress
  • Problems with their occupation and interpersonal relationships
  • Views self as inferior to others

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Last Updated: Nov 17, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Personality Disorder Avoidant References
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