Avoidant personality disorder

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What is avoidant personality disorder?

Avoidant personality disorder may also be called anxious personality disorder. A person may feel anxious, lonely, and isolated and may avoid social situations.

Common symptoms reported by people with avoidant personality disorder

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with avoidant personality disorder

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Wellbutrin XL)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
depressed mood (3) fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
anxious mood (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Lexapro)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
depressed mood (2) anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Zoloft)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Treatment name(s)

(Effexor XR)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
depressed mood (3) anxious mood (1)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Abilify)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
depressed mood (2) anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Celexa)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
depressed mood (2) anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Psychotherapy
How many have tried
2
Treatment name(s)
Type
Psychotherapy
How many have tried
2
Treatment name(s)

(Valium)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
anxious mood (2)

Data from patients with avoidant personality disorder, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with avoidant personality disorder

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Wellbutrin XL)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
anger anxious mood 7 more
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
depressed mood (3) fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (3 evaluations)
Side effects
apathy confusion 2 more
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
anxious mood (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Lexapro)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
anxious mood apathy 6 more
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
depressed mood (2) anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Zoloft)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (3 evaluations)
Side effects
apathy electric shock sensations 1 more
Total evaluations
6
Treatment name(s)

(Effexor XR)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (4 evaluations)
Side effects
antidepressant withdrawal syndrome fatigue 2 more
Total evaluations
5
Tried for
depressed mood (3) anxious mood (1)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Abilify)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
nausea with missed dose
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
depressed mood (2) anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Celexa)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
depressed mood (2) anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for avoidant personality disorder (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Treatment name(s)

(Valium)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
anxious mood (2)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with avoidant personality disorder, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has avoidant personality disorder on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 5
20s 33
30s 31
40s 25
50s 24
60s 5
70+ 0
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 62
20-29 years 9
30-39 years 3
40-49 years 2
50-59 years 0
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Sex

Distribution of sex

63% Female
37% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 69
Not Diagnosed 30

These charts show data from avoidant personality disorder patients who have completed their condition history
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