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

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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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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Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology

In brief: Mood

Depression is a mood disorder involving sadness, emptiness, withdrawal, and anhedonia, among other symptoms.
Schizoid PD is all about indifference to interpersonal relationships.

In brief: 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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