Are there any medicines to treat schizoid personality disorder? N is psychatric thearapy needed along with medications?

No med is approved. No medications are approved for treating schizoid personality disorder. Sometimes psychiatric medications are used to treat accompanying symptoms such as anxiety, feelings of unreality, or depression. Psychotherapy is the treatment of choice, and I have seen the best results with a depth psychological psychoanalytic psychotherapy.
Personality disorder. Therapy and medications can help. There are no medicines to treat personality disorders per se, but can help with the psychiatric diagnoses such as moods or anxiety.
No meds known. Schizoids don't believe they suffer from anything, and rarely show up in our consulting rooms because of it. Occasionally they will seek therapy because they are told by a parent, typically, that they need treatment, which is confusing to them for they are perfectly happy to be by themselves the overwhelming majority if the time. In such cases the therapy is more about the person who sent them.

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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...
Therapy not meds. Schizoids don't believe they suffer from anything, and rarely show up in our consulting rooms because of it. Occasionally they will seek therapy because they are told by a parent, typically, that they need treatment, which is confusing to them for they are perfectly happy to be by themselves the overwhelming majority if the time. In such cases the therapy is more about the person who sent them. Read more...

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

Schizoid Personality. I am not sure what makes you think you have this disorder but if you think you are suffering from this difficulty you would benefit from consulting with a mental health professional who could help you understand the origin of your distress and how to develop strategies to cope with whatever is causing your concern. Read more...
Schizoid personality. Consult with mental health professional if your symptoms interfere with your daily functioning or cause u significant distress. Read more...
No. Schizoids don't believe they suffer from anything, and rarely show up in our consulting rooms because of it. Occasionally they will seek therapy because they are told by a parent, typically, that they need treatment, which is confusing to them for they are perfectly happy to be by themselves the overwhelming majority if the time. In such cases the therapy is more about the person who sent them. Read more...

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...
Schizoid. The main feature of schizoid PD is an indifference to interpersonal relationships. These are folks who tend not to experience loneliness or depression brought on by prolonged isolation from other people. They prefer it that way, and therefore seek no reason to seek therapy, other than perhaps to please a concerned parent. Read more...

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...
Get an eval. There is a grab-bag category of personality disorders called PDNOS (personality disorder not otherwise specified) where features of any of the disorders can be listed but are not enough to meet the full diagnosis. Read more...

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...
Therapy, at best. Schizoids don't believe they suffer from anything, and rarely show up in our consulting rooms because of it. Occasionally they will seek therapy because they are told by a parent, typically, that they need treatment, which is confusing to them for they are perfectly happy to be by themselves the overwhelming majority if the time. In such cases the therapy is more about the person who sent them. Read more...

What distinguishes schizotypal personality disorder from schizoid personality disorder?

Different presentati. schizoid persons withdraw from others and isolate. Schizotypal persons act unusual. Read more...
Schizoid/schizotypal. Schizoid PD is characterized by an indifference to interpersonal relationships. They feel they don't need to have relationships and are not lonely. Schizotypal PD is characterized by extremely eccentric thought processes and expression which border on being psychotic, and unkempt, often bizarre physical appearance and dress. Read more...

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