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Doctor insights on: Alternative Treatments For Schizoid Personality Disorder

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What are treatments for schizoid personality disorder?

What are treatments for schizoid personality disorder?

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. ...Read more

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Dr. Andrew Berry
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Personality Disorder (Definition)

According to the dsm IV tr, a personality disorder is: an enduring pattern of inner experience and behavior that deviates markedly from the expectations of the individual's culture, is pervasive and inflexible, has an onset in adolescence or early adulthood, is stable over time, and leads ...Read more


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Can there be a mild form of schizoid personality disorder?

Traits vs Disorder: People may have any variation of personality traits in a "milder" form that do not meet the diagnostic criteria for a disorder. They key thing to look at is are these traits functionally causing impairment or not? ...Read more

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How to self treat for schizoid personality disorder?

Seek treatment: While personality tends to be stable, consider treatment if you do have a schizoid personality. Psychotherapeutic support and cbt may be able to help. ...Read more

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Help please! is disliking affection a sign of schizoid personality disorder?

Could be. Others?: Disliking affection - or even less intense levels of interpersonal involvement is likely to be a trait of schizoid pd. But it probably would not be the only one. If there are no big problems due to this, it might be better to use the less severe term personality trait and avoid the word "disorder". ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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

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. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if a person has a schizoid personality disorder, would they be interested in playing sports, like boxing?

Can you tell me if a person has a schizoid personality disorder, would they be interested in playing sports, like boxing?

Why do you ask?: There's little point in making a diagnosis of "personality disorder" since there's no magic pill to cure it, and the real question is, "What can I do to help myself / this person be happier and more fulfilled?" A fair number of folks are loners, withdrawn, don't communicate well, prefer low-maintenance relationships. Boxing's a sport where you train alone & would be a good one for such folks. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what you suggest if a person has a schizoid personality disorder, would they be interested in playing sports, like boxing?

Can you tell me what you suggest if a person has a schizoid personality disorder, would they be interested in playing sports, like boxing?

Not likely: The hallmark of the schizoid personality disorder is an indifference to interpersonal relationships. In plain English, these folks prefer to be alone much of the time, and are not lonely because of it. ...Read more

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Can one get better from schizoid personality disorder?

May be: By definition, schizoid personality is a disorder that is " idiosyntonic" which means the patient suffering from it is not distressed" and feels somewhat in harmony with the symptoms. One of the biggest motivations for treatment and successful outcome is "being distressed"'by the impact of the symptoms. So in this disorder , there is little motivation because of lack of distress. ...Read more

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I believe I have schizoid personality disorder. Does this have to be treated?

Schizoid personality: Consult with mental health professional if your symptoms interfere with your daily functioning or cause u significant distress. ...Read more

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