Avoidant Personality Disorder Statistics
(Also Known As: APD Statistics, Social Inhibition Statistics, Personality Disorder Statistics)
(Reviewed by: Paul Peterson, Licensed Therapist)
Statistics on Avoidant Personality Disorder
While the cause of avoidant personality disorder is unknown, the prevalence of APD is approximately 1%, which is evenly divided to males and females.
Also, there is a report that states that this disorder is common and can be seen with individuals with anxiety disorder. Research also shows that about 10-50% of people who have panic disorder with agoraphobia and 20-40% people who have a social phobia also possess APD. There are also prevalence rates of up to 45% for people with generalized anxiety disorder and up to 56% of the people with obsessive-compulsive disorder. 15
Although the occurrence of APD in children is still unidentified as today’s psychiatric practice doesn’t label children and adolescent with any personality disorder, the population of adults in general has a prevalence rate approximately 2.1–2.6%. And adults who are under outpatient psychiatry treatment show a rate of 14.7%.
In North American population, the adults that are affected with avoidant personality disorder is between 0.5% and 1.0% and it is more common in males than with females. 16
According to the website
http://www.wrongdiagnosis.com/a/avoidant_personality_disorder/stats.htm, regarding hospital statistics in England 2002-03, it shows that hospital consultant episodes for anxious or avoidant personality disorder as: .001% (75) of hospital consultant episodes were for anxious or avoidant personality disorder, 92% is compulsory for hospital admission, 35% were for men, 65% were for women, 72% needs emergency hospital admission, 97% happened to people whose age are between 15-59, 1% occurred in people over 75 years of age, 0% were single day episodes, and 0.004% (1,979) of hospital bed days. The mean length of stay in hospitals for people with anxious or avoidant personality disorder in England 2002-03 is 51.2 days and 14 days was the median length of stay in hospitals, while 44 was the mean age of patients who were hospitalized for this disorder.
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