How does avoidant personality disorder display?
Youngsters who show avoidant behaviour often feel very anxious and insecure in friendships and relationships with the environment. They find it difficult to show who they really are and avoid being open to others. This creates a tendency to stand on the sidelines and see which way the wind blows, until they are sure they are accepted. Often they are afraid to do or say something wrong and are only concerned about how someone else thinks about them. When they ask themselves this question, their conclusion is always negative. This avoidance can be the result of trauma, depression, a strong negative self-image or a history with being bullied.
Treatment of avoidant behaviour
If a teenager or young adult starts to show structural forms of behavioural problems and this will therefore take on destructive forms, there is something going on below the surface. This situation requires adequate and targeted interpretation, coaching and guidance. The Yes We Can Youth Clinics team can map these behavioural problems for and with the young person himself, and then together look for ways and possibilities with which he or she can leave his or her destructive life behind forever and start working on a wonderful, bright future. Yes We Can Youth Clinics strives to reduce any medication that the teenagers or young adult already receive to zero or as little as possible during the treatment.