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Title: Schizoid Personality Disorder: Causes, Symptoms, Daignosis, Prevention and Treatment


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Schizoid Personality Disorder
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What is schizoid personality disorder?
  • Schizoid personality disorder is a condition
    that causes you to avoid relationships with other
    people. You have a lot of trouble understanding
    and expressing emotions.

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What is the cause of Schizoid personality
disorder?
  • The exact cause of this disorder is not known.
    Possible causes include
  • The brain makes chemicals that affect thoughts,
    emotions, and actions. There may be problems with
    the way you think, feel, or act without the right
    balance of these chemicals. People with this
    disorder may have too little or too much of some
    of these chemicals.
  • Stress plays a part. You may be at higher risk
    due to problems such as abuse, financial
    stresses, or the death of loved ones.
  • Problems in your family when you were growing up
    may increase your risk. For example, if you were
    often rejected or abused as a child, you might
    have learned to avoid people as a way to protect
    yourself. Your risk is higher if someone in your
    family has schizophrenia.
  • Schizoid personality disorder usually starts in
    the late teen years. It is more common in men
    than in women.

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How is Schizoid personality disorder diagnosed?
  • Your doctor or a mental health therapist will
    ask about your symptoms and any drug or alcohol
    use. He or she may also
  • Ask about your relationships with family,
    friends, and coworkers
  • Give you a personality test
  • Make sure that any of the medications are not
    causing or increasing your symptoms
  • You can also perform some lab tests to extract
    medical problems.

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What are the symptoms of Schizoid personality
disorder?
  • Symptoms may include
  • Almost always choosing to be by yourself
  • Not having strong emotions
  • Not wanting or enjoying close relationships, even
    with family members
  • Not taking pleasure in activities, including sex
  • Seeming cold and not caring about what other
    people think or feel

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How is Schizoid personality disorder treated?
  • This disorder changes the way you relate to
    others and the way you think about everyday
    activities. Therapy may help.
  • Behavior therapy helps you recognize that the way
    you act affects others. This can help you change
    problem behaviors.
  • Cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) is a way to help
    you identify and change your views of yourself,
    the world, and the future. CBT can make you aware
    of unhealthy ways of thinking. It can also help
    you learn new thought and behavior patterns.
  • Some medicine can be recommended if you also
    have problems like anxiety or depression. You can
    be hospitalized if you are suicidal.

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