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Schizotypal Personality Disorder Overview

What is schizotypal personality disorder?
A person with schizotypal personality disorder has a mental illness that results in an abnormal perception of reality, odd behavior, and difficulty with interpersonal relationships. A person with schizotypal personality disorder may have brief periods of hallucinations and delusions, and suffer from depression. The cause for schizotypal personality disorder is unknown.

What are the symptoms of schizotypal personality disorder?
Symptoms of schizotypal personality disorder include symptoms of anxiety, or symptoms of depression. Additional symptoms include hallucinations, which are perceptions of things that do not exist, or delusions, which are false beliefs.

How does the doctor treat schizotypal personality disorder?
Treatment for schizotypal personality disorder may include support groups, mental health counseling, or 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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