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Old 08-30-2018, 11:47 AM
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Default Re: Difference between social anxiety and AvPD?

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Originally Posted by Snap66 View Post
A person Diagnosed with AvPD as their primary/core dx will have SA as a symptom.
A person Diagnosed with SA again as their primary dx wont have AvPD
The difference is one is a Personality disorder and the other is a triggered response.


You are yourself until triggered with SA
We're not....we're controlled by a personality disorder.
We behave according to these internal fixed instructions that have been moulding and shaping us since early childhood.
A person with SA has their own mind their own choices.
We're micro managing internally 24/7, our choices aren't our own.
I understand the distinction in your reply, but what if the SA has been present for long enough that to all intent & purpose, it is your 'yourself'? I mean, my tendency to avoid / stress over something that could be considered a typical SA trigger is likely omnipresent in me, but is also something that is often as much subconscious, as something that I'd actually think about. Like the dysthymia, I don't remember a time when it wasn't part of my thought processes, but it's likely such an integrated part of those processes that I wouldn't necessarily notice if it was on/off.

Hmm. Should apparently lifelong dysthymia be considered a personality disorder?

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