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About avoidant personality disorder and related topics.
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About avoidant personality disorder and related topics.

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English


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18. Atypical Depression and Dysthymia

11/6/2019
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Today's episode covers the symptoms of two types of depression: atypical and dysthymia (aka persistent depressive disorder).

Duration:00:35:39

17. What to Look for in a Therapist

10/29/2019
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What qualities should you look for in a therapist? Good therapy helps avoidants learn to establish a safe, trusting bond.

Duration:00:13:12

16. Relationships and Friendships

10/22/2019
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Covers why relationships can be difficult for avoidants. Mentions the AvPD criteria, an article, a book chapter, and other thoughts on avoidants and relationships.

Duration:00:28:33

15. On the Podcast

10/15/2019
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Some thoughts on my motivations for keeping the podcast, its imperfections, and other podcast-related stuff. Also included is a bit on the Sparketype test.

Duration:00:25:11

14. Daily Life with Avoidant PD

10/8/2019
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Another listener request, this episode covers how AvPD affects someone on a day to day basis. It covers motivation, relationships, work and school life, and isolation/avoidance. It also mentions an article published this year called 'Struggling to be a person: Lived experience of avoidant personality disorder.' Hope you enjoy.

Duration:00:56:49

13. Coping with AvPD

10/2/2019
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My thoughts, at the present time, on healthy ways to cope with the difficult thoughts, feelings, and sensations related to Avoidant PD. They're not about avoiding in particular, so these can apply to a variety of mental health conditions, such as social anxiety disorder, depression, anxiety, and borderline personality. (However, I do include one technique I found to cope with avoiding).

Duration:01:04:49

12. Self-Compassion

9/24/2019
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People with AvPD are usually very hard on themselves and lack self-compassion. Self-compassion (including self-forgiveness and self-acceptance) is an important aspect of mental well-being.

Duration:00:21:38

11. Practical Tips for Mental Health

9/18/2019
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Some of the other episodes were sort of theoretical, so this one looks at practical things you can do to improve your mental health and well-being. These are recommendations for any mental health condition, not just avoidant personality. Included in today's episode on this topic are: sleep, exercise, nutrition and eating well, and being in nature.

Duration:00:20:25

10. Avoidant PD and Other Personality Disorders

9/3/2019
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How does AvPD compare to the other personality disorders? There's a lot of comorbidity and overlap in symptoms, so here we look at borderline, dependent, schizoid, and paranoid personality disorders.

Duration:00:33:46

9. Waking the Tiger (Book)

8/28/2019
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Following on from the last episode on trauma, this week's topic is the book Waking the Tiger by Peter Levine and Ann Frederick.

Duration:00:44:43

8. Trauma and Complex Trauma

8/20/2019
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Trauma and complex trauma: definitions, what causes it, how complex PTSD relates to AvPD, symptoms, and some on the ACE study. (And the right mic is switched on in Audacity now!)

Duration:00:58:54

7. Personality Tests

8/13/2019
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Today's episode covers personality tests, specifically, the Five Factor Model (the Big Five), the MMPI (Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory), the MBTI (Myers-Briggs Type Indicator), and the Enneagram.

Duration:00:17:33

6. Social Anxiety Disorder and Avoidant Personality Disorder

8/6/2019
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What's the difference between social anxiety disorder and avoidant personality disorder? This episode looks at both conditions and some of the differences and similarities between them. A recommended article is "Social anxiety disorders in clinical practice: differentiating social phobia from avoidant personality disorder."

Duration:00:17:21

5. Medication

7/30/2019
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Medications are discussed in today's episode (in particular, SSRIs, Seroquel, propranolol, and benzos).

Duration:00:16:28

4. Unhelpful Thinking Styles

7/23/2019
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This episode looks at unhelpful thinking styles which may contribute to anxiety and depression. It also includes questions you can ask yourself to help challenge these thoughts.

Duration:00:21:36

3. Secrecy and Privacy

7/16/2019
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Being secretive and private as someone with avoidant personality. Tipsiness inside.

Duration:00:13:12

2. The Diagnosis

7/10/2019
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This episode of Avoidant Podcast covers the diagnosis as outlined in the DSM and the WHO ICD. It looks at the alternate model of personality disorders and also the most recent ICD-11.

Duration:00:38:56

1. The First Episode

7/2/2019
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An introduction to the Avoidant Podcast with Monique.

Duration:00:14:31