Avoidance Behavior: Examples, Impacts, & How to Overcome
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Reviewer: No Change
Primary Changes: Updated for readability and clarity. Reviewed and added relevant resources. Added “Are You Using Avoidance Behaviors?”, “Types of Avoidant Behaviors”, “The Anxiety & Avoidance Cycle”. Revised “7 Ways to Overcome Avoidance Behavior”. New material written by Eric Patterson, LPC, and reviewed by Dena Westphalen, PharmD.
Author: Silvi Saxena, MBA, MSW, LSW, CCTP, OSW-C
Reviewer: Rajy Abulhosn, MD