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    Psychoanalysis and Avoidant Personality Disorder

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    You might note that this study investigates the use of psychoanalysis for an adult male with avoidant personality disorder (AVPD) for five years. Since there are currently no known systematic case studies, effectiveness studies, or even randomized control trials for psychoanalysis in the treatment of AVPD, this study is really important and unique in the field.

    You might suggest how the study presents research about how psychoanalysis is applicable for clients or patients with AVD. While reading the research overview, it is surprising to learn that "There are only five studies assessing the effectiveness of time-limited psychodynamic psychotherapy for Cluster C personality disorders (PD), which includes avoidant, obsessive-compulsive, and dependent PDs, or for AVPD itself (Barber, Morse, Krakauer, Chittams, and Crits-
    Christoph, 1997; Hardy et al., 1995; Hoglend, 1993; Svartberg, Stiles, & Seltzer, 2004; Winston et al., 1994), and only one study assessing the effectiveness Cluster C PDs with long-term psychodynamic ...

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