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Personality Disorders: Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatments

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Finally, the third group is, overall, anxious. They have more avoidant tendencies than the other two and their "fight or flight" response is triggered by many things others would find to be innocuous. The list of, and characteristics of these include:

1. Avoidant Personality Disorder – A person with this disorder is socially inhibited, feels inadequate, and is oversensitive to criticism.

2. Dependent Personality Disorder – These folks may show an extreme need to be taken care of that leads to fears of separation, and passive and clinging behavior.

3. Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder – The individual is preoccupied with orderliness, perfectionism, and control at the expense of flexibility, openness, and efficiency.

Hope is essential. As with any affliction, there is always hope for improvement and change.

Cognitive behavior therapy, medication, traditional psychotherapy and group therapy can all be immensely beneficial. Talking with your health care provider can point you in the right direction for assistance ...


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