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)

(Lexapro)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
anxious mood (3) depressed mood (3)
Treatment name(s)

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

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

(Talk therapy)
Type
Psychotherapy
How many have tried
3
Treatment name(s)

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

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

(BuSpar)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Treatment name(s)

(Ibuprofen Prescription)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Zyprexa)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
anxious mood (1) avoidant personality disorder (1)
2 more

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)

(Lexapro)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (3 evaluations)
Side effects
apathy anxious mood 16 more
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
anxious mood (3) depressed mood (3)
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)

(Valium)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (2 evaluations)
Side effects
feeling indifferent loss of interest 6 more
Total evaluations
2
Treatment name(s)

(Talk therapy)
Perceived effectiveness
for avoidant personality disorder (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
anxious mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Abilify)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
depressed mood (2) anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(BuSpar)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
2
Treatment name(s)

(Ibuprofen Prescription)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
stomach discomfort
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Remeron)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (3 evaluations)
Side effects
bizarre dreams cognitive confusion 4 more
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
depressed mood (2) anxious mood (1)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Zyprexa)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
anxious mood (1) avoidant personality disorder (1)
2 more
  • 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 31
30s 37
40s 32
50s 24
60s 9
70+ 1
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 64
20-29 years 10
30-39 years 4
40-49 years 2
50-59 years 0
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 48
Female 92

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 78
Not Diagnosed 28

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