Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Schizoid Personality Disorder Symptoms

Symptoms of schizoid personality disorder include:

  • Avoids relationships
  • Solitary behavior:
    • Prefer to live alone
  • Indifference to other people
  • Detachment from others
  • Lack of expression of emotion
  • Indifference to praise or criticism
  • Emotionally fragile

Symptoms of schizoid personality disorder may also include:
  • Depression
  • Difficulty with interpersonal relationships
  • Poor social performance
  • Poor occupational performance
  • Inability to cope with everyday life
  • Limited ability to adapt to social situations

Schizoid Personality Disorder Depression

Those with schizoid personality disorder may also have symptoms of depression.

Common symptoms of depression include:

Additional symptoms of depression include:

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