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Doctor insights on: Schizoid Personality Disorder

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Is it possible to have schizoid personality?

Is it possible to have schizoid personality?

Yes, of course: Schizoid personality d/o has a pervasive pattern of detachment from social relationships, plus restricted range of expression of emotions in interpersonal settings. Pattern begins by early adulthood, and is present in a range of contexts. They neither enjoy nor desire close relationships, including w/family. They don't seem to enjoy many activities, are "loners, " and are indifferent to criticism. ...Read more

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Any advice? I have been diagnosed with a schizoid personality/thought disorder?

Any advice? I have been diagnosed with a schizoid personality/thought disorder?

Good doctor: I suppose one key point would be to have a good relationship with your treating doctor. You should feel listened to, that you have enough time to get your questions answered, and your doctor is responsive. Doubts? Get a 2nd opinion. There are additional resources via the internet - NIMH, NAMI, and other official and accountable medical websites. Best wishes and know you arent alone, ...Read more

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I've been diagnosed with a schizoid personality/thought disorder. What should I do?

Ask your physician: Schizoid personality disorder is a personality disorder characterized by a lack of interest in social relationships, a tendency towards a solitary lifestyle, secretiveness, emotional coldness, and apathy. Psychotherapy is beneficial in many cases. "Thought disorder" is vague and could indicate a number of conditions, clarification for an exact diagnosis is needed. Best. ...Read more

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Why is a schizoid personality a disorder?

Why is a schizoid personality  a disorder?

Schizoid: 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. The causes of this disorder are unknown. ...Read more

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What is done for a person diagnosed with a schizoid personality?

What is done for a person diagnosed with a schizoid personality?

Schizoid personality: For ones that seek treatment, since symptoms are similar to negative symptoms of schizophrenia, a trial of low dose antipsychotics such as Risperdal or zyprexa is warranted, for blunted affect. Also wellbutrin (bupropion) for anhedonia, tricyclic or ssri antidepressants or Inderal for social anxiety. Also, supportive individual & group psychotherapies. ...Read more

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Whats a schizoid personality disorder?

Social disconnection: Schizoid personality is associated with a general lack of reaction / connection socially. Remember the song, "people who need people?" schizoid people appear to not need people, or at least they act that way. ...Read more

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What is 'schizoid personality disorder'?

Social indifference: Schizoid personality disorder is a psychiatric condition in which a person has a lifelong pattern of indifference to others and social isolation. ...Read more

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What to do if I have schizoid personality disorder?

Seek psychotherapy.: Schizoid personality disorder individuals usually benefit from psychotherapy in which they learn how to connect with people around them and create emotional connections while controlling the anxiety generated by social interactions. This is usually done teaching and modeling social skills, and by recognizing how emotions control our thoughts/actions. Find help with a psychotherapist in your area. ...Read more

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What is diagnosis of schizoid personality disorder?

What is diagnosis of schizoid personality disorder?

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. ...Read more

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How to know if I have schizoid personality disorder?

See provider: Meeting with a mental health professional will provide you with the best likelihood of getting an accurate assessment and feedback. Good luck! ...Read more

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