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will i be able to recover from a lifetime of schizoid personality disorder?

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Dr. Barbara Lavi
Clinical Psychology 35 years experience
PersonalityDisorders: are difficult to treat; however, if you want to make changes you are ahead of the game. Most people w' personality disorders do not think there is anything wrong with them. Find a good therapist and start working on the things that you are uncomfortable with about yourself, which are the neurotic parts and your strengths. It will take time, but is worth it.
Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology 14 years experience
Schizoid: The main feature of schizoid PD is an indifference to interpersonal relationships. These are folks who tend not to experience loneliness or depression brought on by prolonged isolation from other people. They prefer it that way, and therefore seek no reason to seek therapy, other than perhaps to please a concerned parent.

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A 34-year-old member asked:

How do somebody get treated for schizoid personality disorder? What medications?

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Dr. Vivek Prasad
Psychiatry 16 years experience
Read NIH fact sheet: Nih fact sheet: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001918/ this is a personality disorder with several specific criteria that need time (several visits) to be clarified with your treating psychiatrist. You can ask your primary doctor for a referral.
A 32-year-old member asked:

What are treatments for schizoid personality disorder?

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Dr. Vivek Prasad
Psychiatry 16 years experience
Read NIH fact sheet: Nih fact sheet: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001918/ this is a personality disorder with several specific criteria that need time (several visits) to be clarified with your treating psychiatrist. You can ask your primary doctor for a referral.
A 40-year-old member asked:

I think I have schizoid personality disorder. What symptoms should I have?

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Dr. Vivek Prasad
Psychiatry 16 years experience
Read NIH fact sheet: Nih fact sheet: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001918/ this is a personality disorder with several specific criteria that need time (several visits) to be clarified with your treating psychiatrist.
A 33-year-old member asked:

What is 'schizoid personality disorder'?

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Dr. Kevin Nasky
Psychiatry 16 years experience
Social indifference: Schizoid personality disorder is a psychiatric condition in which a person has a lifelong pattern of indifference to others and social isolation.
A 31-year-old member asked:

What is diagnosis of schizoid personality disorder?

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Dr. Lawrence Smith
Clinical Psychology 30 years experience
I am an island: It's a long-term and unusual pattern of experience and behavior. People with this disorder tend to be detached from social relationships. When they're with others they may not show much emotion. They usually choose to be alone because they don't desire or enjoy close relationships. They don't tend to have close friends and may appear indifferent to praise or criticism.

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