Patienten mit ängstlicher persönlichkeitsstörung möchten nicht anecken: Bloß nicht den arzt beunruhigen

Valerija Sipos*, Ulrich Schweiger, Babette Renneberg

*Corresponding author for this work


The anxious (avoidant or fearful) type of personality disorder has a lifetime prevalence of 5%, which makes it the most common form of personality disorder. Although it is one of the leading risk factors for severe depressive illnesses, anxiety disorders, substance dependence, eating disorders and chronic pain, its importance is frequently underestimated. Ambulatory treatment comprises psycho-education, self-management and training in social competence.

Original languageGerman
JournalMMW-Fortschritte der Medizin
Issue number8
Pages (from-to)32-35
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 23.02.2006

Research Areas and Centers

  • Academic Focus: Center for Brain, Behavior and Metabolism (CBBM)

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