Schizoid Personality Disorder

A condition in which people avoid social activities and interacting with others.
Schizoid personality disorder typically begins in early adulthood.
People with this condition don’t desire or enjoy close relationships, even with family, and are often seen as loners. They may be emotionally cold and detached.
Therapy and medications, such as antidepressants or mood stabilizers, can help.


Cluster Number:
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.
World Patients:
Sex Ratio: M+;F
Age Onset:
Brain Area:
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:

(Schizophrenia Action Alliance)

Contact your local Social Security office for possible Disability Benefits through their Disability Determination Services,

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