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
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- Functional MRI findings in personality disorders: A reviewby Oskar Zarnowski on September 1, 2021
Personality disorders (PDs) have a prevalence of approximately 10% in the United States, translating to over 30 million people affected in just one country. The true prevalence of these disorders may be even higher, as the paucity of objective diagnostic criteria could be leading to underdiagnosis. Because little is known about the underlying neuropathologies of these disorders, patients are diagnosed using subjective criteria and treated nonspecifically. To better understand the neural...
- First depressive episode in the dynamics of personality disorders in adolescenceby E S Krylova on August 18, 2021
CONCLUSIONS: The revealed clinical and psychopathological features will contribute to the creation of a unified model for predicting affective disorders and the formation of therapy standards.
- Autistic Personality Traits and Treatment Outcome for Alcohol Use Disordersby Malin Hildebrand Karlén on May 9, 2021
The importance of personality traits for the outcome of psychiatric treatment, including treatment for alcohol use disorder (AUD), has been widely acknowledged. Also, research on autism spectrum disorders has evolved in recent years, emphasizing that the behavioral traits within these neuropsychiatric disorders exist on a dimension both within and outside the boundaries of psychopathology. In the present study, the relationship between personality traits associated with autistic functioning and...
- A third hierarchical level of narrower traits for the Dimensional Assessment of Personality Pathology-Basic Questionnaireby Fernando Gutiérrez on April 19, 2021
Current dimensional taxonomies of personality disorder show a stronger empirical grounding than categories, but may lack the necessary level of detail to make accurate predictions and case formulations. We need to further develop the lower levels of the hierarchy until reaching the building blocks of personality pathology. The Dimensional Assessment of Personality Pathology-Basic Questionnaire (DAPP-BQ) is well-suited to this purpose due to its multilayered structure and its agreement with the...