Schizoid Personality Disorder

Schizoid Personality Disorder


Treatment ( Psychotherapy )
Treatment ( Pharmacotherapy )


Schizoid personality disorder is primarily characterized by a very limited range of emotion, both in expression of and experiencing. Persons with this disorder are indifferent to social relationships and display flattened affect.

ONSET:  Early adulthood and with a variety of contexts.

Diagnostic Criteria - Mental Health made easy.

1.  Indifferent / detachment from social relationships and a very limited range of emotion in an interpersonal setting, as indicated by at least four of the following:

  1. Wishes not to have or to enjoy close relationships, family included.
  2. Prefers solitary activities and life.
  3. Has little or no interest in sex, with other people.
  4. Has little or no pleasure when doing activities.
  5. Few if any close friends,  other than first-degree relatives.
  6. Indifferent to criticism or praise.
  7. Displays flattened affect, emotional coldness, or detachment.

2. Symptoms not due to another disorder.

Treatment ( Psychotherapy )

Adlerian Therapy
Behavior Therapy
Existential Therapy
Gestalt Therapy
Person-centered Therapy
Rational-emotive Therapy
Reality Therapy
Transactional Analysis

Treatment ( Pharmacotherapy )


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