Lifelong pattern of extreme shyness, feelings of inadequacy and sensitivity to criticism are characteristics of a psychiatric condition called Avoidant Personality Disorder (AvPD). Trish Poce, our guest on the HealthyPlace Mental Health TV Show talks about her experience as an Avoidant Personality Disorder sufferer.
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Trish Poce grew up on army bases and moved regularly. By grade 10, she had already attended 13 different schools. She usually was friends with 1 person and when her family moved, the friendship ended.
Trish was diagnosed with Avoidant Personality Disorder (AvPD) about 18 years ago, after her first suicide attempt. Before her diagnosis, her mental illness was ignored by her parents, arguing she was "troublesome".
Even when Trish found psychiatric help, it took 10 years for her to find a psychiatrist who totally understood her illness and prescribed the right medication for her.
Visit Trish at her youtube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/thecrackwalker