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.
Wiki Number: PW197
Diagnosis: Schizotypal Personality Disorder
US Patients: 3% of general population
Sex Ratio: Higher %s if relatives have schizophrenia
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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- Impaired Mental Age Self-Consciousness in Latent Schizophreniaby Roman A Suleymanov on May 3, 2022
CONCLUSIONS: This phenomenon of regress to earlier ontogenetic level of personal development reported as impaired age self-consciousness can thus be regarded as an obligate form of depersonalization in patients with latent schizophrenia.
- The prevalence of subthreshold psychiatric symptoms and associations with alcohol and substance use disorders: from a nationally representative survey of 36,309 adultsby Jeremy C S Johnson on April 16, 2022
CONCLUSIONS: We found high lifetime SPS prevalence rates and significant associations with AUD and SUD. To our knowledge, this is the first published study evaluating a broad number of SPS. This indicates possible opportunities for early intervention and prevention but requires additional research and development of infrastructure and guidelines to better understand and manage patients who experience SPS.
- Investigating predictors contributing to the expression of schizotypy during the COVID-19 pandemicby Wei Lin Toh on April 10, 2022
The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has caused major disruptions to social and other forms of functioning, which may influence schizotypy expression. The current study aimed to explore possible distal and proximal predictors contributing to schizotypy in a sample of the Australian general population during the COVID-19 pandemic. The COvid-19 and you: mentaL heaLth in AusTralia now survEy (COLLATE) project is an online mental health study aimed at tracking key mental health indicators over the...
- Personality Styles of Dentists Practicing Hypnosis Confirm the Existence of the Homo Hypnoticusby Thomas Gerhard Wolf on April 4, 2022
Several publications with healthcare professionals, such as psychotherapists, have shown a significant difference in personality styles in practitioners using hypnosis compared to those not using hypnosis. To investigate differences in personality styles, dentists were contacted to participate in a personality-inventory [Personality Style and Disorder Inventory (PSDI)] online survey. Dentists using hypnosis (HYP DGZH) (n = 418) were compared to dentists not using hypnosis (NONHYP DENT) (n =...