Schizoid Personality Disorder
Wiki Number: PW194
Diagnosis: Schizoid Personality Disorder
US Patients: 1-4% (unclear if that is of the general or psychiatric patient %), poorly studied, because few with the problem seek treatment.
Sex Ratio: M+;F
Symptoms: uninterested in social relationships, detachment, apathy; a rich internal fantasy world. Feels like an “observer” in life, asexual.
Progression: The are commonly bullied; often consider suicide but few attempt it. Little self-disclosure or social intimacy. Creative thinkers.
Causes: Is preoccupied with inner experience; does not desire “limiting” social relationships. perfectionistic, 50% heritable.
Medications: antipsychotics to alleviate social defects and blunted affect, part of the schizophrenic spectrum; bupriopion
Therapies: Helping them learn about their emotions-if they want to to develop commonalities and feel and be more “connected” with others
Youtube Video: What is Schizoid Personality Disorder
Amazon or Library Book: Wounded Personalities
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Support Group: sczaction.org-800-493-2094
(Schizophrenia Action Alliance)
Contact your local Social Security office for possible Disability Benefits through their Disability Determination Services,
4 CURRENT ARTICLES
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- Replication of the associations of positive, negative, and disorganized schizotypy with interview-assessed symptoms and impairment: Convergence with previous studiesby Laura M Hernández on January 3, 2023
Schizophrenia-spectrum psychopathology appears best understood as being expressed across a continuum of clinical and subclinical symptoms and impairment referred to as schizotypy. This brief report describes a comprehensive replication study examining the associations of positive, negative, and disorganized schizotypy with interview ratings of impairment, psychopathology, and personality pathology in a sample of 161 young adults. Consistent with past studies, positive, negative, and disorganized...
- Psychometric Properties of Persian Version of Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-5 for Personality Disordersby B Gharraee on December 29, 2022
CONCLUSION: The Persian version of the SCID-5-PD can be used to evaluate those who seek psychotherapy for all personality disorders, except for avoidant, dependent, schizoid, and schizotypal personality disorders.
- The relationship between personality profile and self-care among patients with type 2 diabetesby Zahra Dadras on December 2, 2022
CONCLUSION: The results showed that there is a significant negative relationship between personality profile and self-care status of patients with type 2 diabetes. In other words, a person's personality profile can predict self-care behaviors. Accordingly, personality traits can be considered as one of the influencing factors on self-care in the educational programs of diabetic patients. Holding educational classes to empower patients using psychological interventions and teaching effective...
- Examining the reliability and validity of the ICD-11 personality disorder severity diagnosisby Tiffany A Brown on November 17, 2022
CONCLUSION: These findings provide promising initial evidence for the reliability and validity of the new International Classification of Diseases, 11th edition personality disorder diagnosis, indicating that the new conceptualisation of personality disorders may address issues within the categorical model.