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

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

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. ...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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I don't think I have schizoid personality disorder but I do have lot of the symptoms. Is it possible for someone to have mild schizoid personality disorder?

PROBABLY: Mild to severe might be measured depending on how much one's problems disrupt living. If you have a lot of the symptoms, stabilizing the difficulties might make life much more comfortable. This may be good cause for psychotherapy. ...Read more

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How can therapists differentiate between schizoid personality disorder and the negative symptoms of psychosis?

GOOD question.: Schizoid PSTY sufferers generally don't like being with other, are "drifter" types and like to wander around, usually solo. They have odd behaviors sometimes, usually around social events. Psychotics aren't necessarily withdrawn socially, and their oddities are usually somewhat different--related more to delusions or hallucinations, which are not typical of Schizoids. Neg. Sx's are lethargy, ...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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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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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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Will I be able to recover from a lifetime of schizoid personality disorder?

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. ...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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Is it possible to truly recover from a lifetime of schizoid personality disorder?

Let me try: Personality disorders seem confusing, but they're really not. They are styles not illnesses so you don't recover, you might change but it's not common to be drastically different after you're adult. So, if you still are just not very interested in social relationships and even prefer spending time alone, that's you. It might be a problem to others, and that may trouble you. Talk therapy may help. ...Read more

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

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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Any advice? I have taken many tests online & they all say I have schizoid personality disorder. What does that even mean?

Any advice? I have taken many tests online & they all say I have schizoid personality disorder. What does that even mean?

It is dangerous to: Use online tests to diagnose personality disorders. Even qualified professionals do not rely on testing along, but also on their clinical judgement and experience. Please see a mental health professional who can properly asses your situation. Clinical psychologists are well trained in this. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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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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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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Is it possible that family hostility and cruelty cause schizoid personality disorder?

Schizoid personality disorder: Risk factors having a parent or other relative who has schizoid personality disorder, schizotypal personality disorder or schizophrenia having a parent who was cold or unresponsive to emotional needs being hypersensitive or thin-skinned in your early teen years and having these needs treated with annoyance or scorn, child abuse, neglect or mistreatment. www.mayoclinic.com. ...Read more

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I think my daughter has schizoid personality disorder should I get her checked out? Is it important to change this?

See a psychologist : Have your daughter evaluated by a psychologist. Further recommendations can be made about appropriate treatment once a diagnosis has been established. Best wishes! ...Read more

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