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Schizotypal Personality Disorder Symptoms

Schizotypal personality disorder has many characteristics similar to schizophrenia. However, a person with schizotypal personality disorder can distinguish between their false ideas and reality, while those with schizophrenia are unable to make that distinction.

Symptoms of schizotypal personality disorder include:

  • Avoids relationships
  • Anxiety:
  • Depression
  • Hallucinations:
    • False perceptions of things that do not exist
    • Hallucinations may be visual: seeing things that do not exist
    • Hallucinations may be auditory: hearing sounds or voices that do not exist
  • Delusions:
    • Unrealistic ideas
    • Unrealistic plans
  • Odd appearance
  • Odd beliefs:
    • Belief in magic
    • Belief in the supernatural
    • Belief in psychic phenomenon
  • Paranoid ideas:
    • Suspicious behavior

Schizotypal Personality Disorder Anxiety

Schizotypal Personality Disorder Depression

Those with schizotypal personality disorder may have symptoms of major depression.

Common symptoms of depression include:

Additional symptoms of depression include:

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Last Updated: Jan 4, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Schizotypal Personality Disorder References
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