Schizotypal Personality Disorder

People with schizotypal personality disorder are loners who prefer to keep their distance from others and are uncomfortable being in relationships. They sometimes exhibit odd speech or behavior, and they have a limited or flat range of emotions. This pattern begins early in adulthood and continues throughout life.


Cluster Number:
Wiki Number: PW197
Diagnosis: Schizotypal Personality Disorder
US Patients: 3% of general population
World Patients:
Sex Ratio: Higher %s if relatives have schizophrenia
Age Onset:
Brain Area:
Symptoms: social anxieties; thought disorders, paranoia, feeling detached from self or others, psychosis (reality-unreality) unusual beliefs
Progression: fear realationships with others; some go on to full schizophrenia, social withdrawal
Causes: childhood neglect or abuse, family dysfunction, inappropriate interpretations of social cues,
Medications: traditional neuroleptics, lamotrigine, an anti-convulsant helps with social isolation

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Amazon or Library Book: Schizotypal Personality Disorder Journal

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Support Group:; 800-493-2094

(Schizophrenia Action Alliance)

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

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