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Personality Disorder Schizoid Overview

Another name for Personality Disorder Schizoid is Schizoid Personality Disorder.

What is schizoid personality disorder?
A person with schizoid personality disorder has a mental illness that results in a lack of emotion, detachment, and indifference to other people. A person with schizoid personality disorder has difficulty with interpersonal relationships. The cause of schizoid personality disorder is unknown.

What are the symptoms of schizoid personality disorder?
Symptoms of schizoid personality disorder include a desire to live alone, detachment from others, lack of emotion, and indifference to praise or criticism. Additional symptoms may include depression, poor social skills, and poor work performance.

How does the doctor treat schizoid personality disorder?
Treatment for schizoid personality disorder may include support groups, mental health counseling, and antipsychotic medications.

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Last Updated: Feb 11, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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