schizoid personality disorder


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schizoid

 [skiz´oid, skit´soid]
1. the traits of shyness, sensitivity, social withdrawal, and introversion that characterize a person with schizoid personality disorder.
2. a term used loosely to refer to any of a variety of characteristics related to schizophrenia, including schizophrenia-like traits said to indicate a predisposition to schizophrenia as well as any disorder other than schizophrenia either occurring in a relative of a schizophrenic or occurring more commonly than average in families of schizophrenics.
schizoid personality disorder a personality disorder marked by withdrawal from social relationships and a restricted range of emotional experience and expression. An individual with a schizoid personality lacks the capacity for, or interest in, social relationships, is cold and aloof, consistently prefers solitary activities, appears to take pleasure in few activities, and is indifferent to praise, criticism, or the feelings of others. Such a person does not, however, show the eccentricities of speech or behavior found in the schizotypal personality disorder.

schizoid personality disorder

1. an enduring and pervasive pattern of behavior in adulthood characterized by social withdrawal, emotional coldness or aloofness or restriction, and indifference to others.
2. a DSM diagnosis that is established when the specific criteria are met.

schizoid personality disorder

n.
A personality disorder characterized by indifference to forming relationships with others, reclusiveness, and a cold, detached affect.

schizoid personality disorder

301.20 DSM-IV Psychiatry A mental disorder characterized by '…a pervasive pattern of detachment from social relationships and a restricted range of expression of emotions in interpersonal settings.' Persons with SPD may have difficulties relating to others, are often reclusive and, as older adults, may live with their parents; onset in early adulthood. See Loner. Cf Schizophrenia.

schiz·oid per·son·al·i·ty

, schizoid personality disorder (skiz'oyd pĕr'sŏn-al'i-tē, dis-ōr'dĕr)
An enduring and pervasive pattern of behavior in adulthood characterized by social withdrawal, emotional coldness or aloofness or restriction, and indifference to others.

schiz·oid per·son·al·i·ty dis·or·der

(skitsoyd pĕrsŏ-nali-tē dis-ōrdĕr)
Enduring and pervasive pattern of behavior in adulthood characterized by social withdrawal, emotional coldness, aloofness, and indifference to others.
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The exceptions were antisocial and schizoid personality disorders. The internal consistencies of the 12 categories ranged from the highly acceptable - borderline and antisocial both had [Alpha] [greater than] .7 - to low or unacceptable - schizotypal, dependent and obsessive-compulsive were at or below .5 and schizoid was the lowest at .29.
The reliability of this instrument in terms of internal consistency and temporal stability appears to be relatively modest, with alphas ranging between .59 for the narcissistic and the schizoid personality disorder scales to .78 for the antisocial personality disorder scale, with a mean of .66; for ICD-10 alphas range from .44 for the dis-social personality disorder scale to .75 for the borderline personality disorder scale, with a mean alpha of .64.
Except for Elizabeth Fox-Genovese's fine study of the "pervasive voice of 'motherlessness'" in the novel (2) and Cynthia Griffin Wolff's interpretation of Edna as a woman with a schizoid personality disorder, (3) we have paid too little attention to the making of Edna's personality.
In fact, because of his substantial schizoid personality disorder features, psychopathic traits, and schizotypal pathology, Mr.
* Schizoid personality disorder is the least frequent diagnosis.
The least common diagnoses were schizoid personality disorder, seen in 5% of the sample, and schizotypal personality disorder, histrionic personality disorder, and dependent personality disorder, each seen in 4% of the sample.
WEST, M., ROSE, S., SHELDON-KELLER, A., 1994, Assessment of patterns of insecure attachment in adults and application to dependent and schizoid personality disorders, Journal of Personality Disorders, 8, 3, 249-256.