Which physical findings are characteristic of avoidant personality disorder?

Updated: Nov 12, 2019
  • Author: David C Rettew, MD; Chief Editor: Caroly Pataki, MD  more...
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No specific physical examination findings are associated with avoidant personality disorder.

A hearing assessment to gauge the patient's hearing acuity should be part of a general screening.

Avoidant personality disorder may be more common in patients who have disfiguring physical conditions or limiting chronic illnesses.

There may be an association between avoidant personality disorder and motor impairment in children.

In adults, a link has been found between avoidant personality disorder and obesity.

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