If you have done any research on Avoidant Personality Disorder (Avpd), you have read that there is no cure for it.
I'm sure you are saying to yourself something like;
"If there is a cure, why have I not heard about it and why am I still suffering from Avpd? There are many reasons for this.
There are a few reasons why most people are saying that there is no cure for Avoidant Personality Disorder (Avpd).
Just like any other profession, there are good professionals that really care and want to see you cured, and there are unethical ones that don't want to see you find the help you need.
The most common reason is that they just don't know.
They have been indoctrinated into believing what their professional organizations, their mentors, and their educational institutions tell them is correct and they do not want to turn from this
There are several reasons why very little real research has been done on Avoidant Personality Disorder.
Tons of research, has been done, and will continue to be done on physical conditions like Cancer, Muscular Dystrophy, and others.
Even the common cold has received a lot of research, and I read that there is a cure in the works for it
You can see physical conditions, you can touch them, & use your other senses to verify their existence. Scientists and researchers can easily figure out what causes these issues, what the symptoms are, and they can come up with a good game plan on how to tackle them.
Mental issues, on the other hand, cant be seen, they cant be touched, their symptoms are harder to figure out, and the results of having these disorders are much harder to see. In some cases, its not possible to determine this at all.
It is very hard, and in some cases impossible, to tell one mental condition from the other.
For example, Avoidant Personality is a container, that has inside it, Major Depression, Severe Social Anxiety, Fear of Authority, Fear of going outside and many other phobias.
It can make it very hard to definitively determine which mental disorder a person has. If someone has a physical condition like Cancer, it is pretty easy to figure out they actually have Cancer.
If the person has Avpd, it can easily be misdiagnosed as Major Depression, Severe Social Anxiety, Agoraphobia (fear of going outside) or a host of other possibilities.
When a Scientist is looking for a condition to research, they are more likely to spend their time and money on one that has a better chance of finding a cure in the near future.
It is not that Researchers and Scientist don't want to find cures, but it comes down to a good ROI (Return on Investment). Good research requires lots of time, money, and people, so it is more feasible to pour precious limited resources into an area that has the best chance to yield results.
As discussed before, there are many variables that make up Avpd and the other conditions. Conditions like Avpd, Sad, Bipolar Disorder, Dementia, Schizophrenia, and all the rest tend to spill over into each other and are very easily confused. Misdiagnoses are very common.
If you go to see one professional, they might tell you that you have Major Depression, while another might diagnose you has having Avpd, or being Bipolar.
When you take a mental health test, the one issuing the test uses a formula to determine which condition you have. Because the various conditions share the same symptoms, they can be easily confused, so trying to figure out which condition to rate higher than the other is very subjective making the formula they use inaccurate and open to the interpretation by the one rating it.
Further complicating this is that all professionals are not created equal. There are many types of mental health professionals that might look at your case and evaluate you.
Each one might see things differently based on their skill level, their education, their profession, and their own personal bias.
In spite of our advancements in Medicine, Research and Technology, the study into Mental Health issues remain in its infancy.
It is my hope that this web site will help propel the research into Avoidant Personality Disorder, Major Depression, Sever Social Anxiety and all the other mental conditions.
It can be both a good and bad thing getting officially diagnosed. The positive part is that knowing who you are is a good thing.
The other good news here is that there is a cure for Avpd and these other related conditions.
Stay tuned for more info!
If you are interested in finding out more about Avpd, Major Depression, and these other conditions, and are interested in ways to get I am currently writing a book about my own journey with Avpd and how I overcame it.
The book is pre-sales at the current time. I expect to have it published around the 1st quarter of 2020. Below you will find my store where you can purchase the book along with some Advocare products that i have found helped me.
We offer couching sessions. In these sessions, ask anything you wish. We will work with you to find the path you need to overcome Avoidant Personality.
The book is not ready just yet, but when it is, it will help you by giving you real examples from Phillip's life, and then follow that up with practical teachings and ways you can deal with Avoidant Personality.
Advocare are the Happy Pills that I found that helped me tremendously. They do not cure Avoidance, but they did take the edge off from my Avoidance.
Avoidant Personality Research & Teaching Center
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