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What is the main difference between depression and schizoid personality disorder?

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Dr. Ranji Varghese
Sleep Medicine 18 years experience
Big difference: While schizoid personality refers to a relatively set way of integrating information, processing and outward behaviors (i.e. Personality), depression refers to very specific symptoms that cause dysfunction in daily life. These symptoms can affect sleep, eating, energy, interest in life. While people with schizoid personality can get depressed, they are usually not affected by their traits.
Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
Mood: Depression is a mood disorder involving sadness, emptiness, withdrawal, and anhedonia, among other symptoms. Schizoid PD is all about indifference to interpersonal relationships.

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What is the difference between clinical depression and schizoid personality disorder?

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Depression: Both can show avoidance and withdrawal and isolation with blunted affect, but depression also shows vegetative symptoms such as change in sleep/appetite/energy , and thoughts of despair &self-harm.

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