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Schizoid Personality Disorder
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.
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:
- Wishes not to have or to enjoy close relationships, family included.
- Prefers solitary activities and life.
- Has little or no interest in sex, with other people.
- Has little or no pleasure when doing activities.
- Few if any close friends, other than first-degree relatives.
- Indifferent to criticism or praise.
- Displays flattened affect, emotional coldness, or detachment.
2. Symptoms not due to another disorder.
Treatment ( Pharmacotherapy )
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