Avoidant Personality Desorder (APD) is one of most frecuent personality desorders with a significant posibility of change. The present work exposes some of the most relevant characteristics, differentiating it from other pschychological problems (of great difficulty when trying to do it with regard to the generalized social phobia) and outlining possible etiological factors (genetic, family, enviromental and developmental). Finaly we show some of the most frecuent treatments for the APD, particulary form the cognitive-behavioral perspective, highlighting Beck´s cognitive therapy and, especially, the cognitive-interpersonal therapy of Alden. We conclude with some reflections about this important pychological disorder of our days.
Derechos de autor 2002 Vicente E. Caballo
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