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Possibility of misdiagnosing schizophrenia as schizotypal personality disorder ?

3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: That might happen

If a person with a severe schizotypal personality disorder had decompensated into psychosis ; is only seen over a brief period of time.
However, most providers avoid making a diagnosis until they are satisfied that diagnostic criteria have been met.

In brief: That might happen

If a person with a severe schizotypal personality disorder had decompensated into psychosis ; is only seen over a brief period of time.
However, most providers avoid making a diagnosis until they are satisfied that diagnostic criteria have been met.
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Dr. Elise Sadoun
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Possible

If you have concerns about the diagnosis, see your doctor or seek and second opinion from another doctor. Good luck.

In brief: Possible

If you have concerns about the diagnosis, see your doctor or seek and second opinion from another doctor. Good luck.
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Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology

In brief: Yes

These disorders have a great deal of overlap between the two of them. Get a second opinion from another psychiatrist to confirm or refute the original diagnosis.

In brief: Yes

These disorders have a great deal of overlap between the two of them. Get a second opinion from another psychiatrist to confirm or refute the original diagnosis.
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