schizoid personality

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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

a functioning but maladjusted person whose behavior is characterized by extreme shyness, oversensitivity, introversion, seclusiveness, and avoidance of close interpersonal relationships. See also schizoid personality disorder, 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.

schizoid personality

A term describing people who are withdrawn, solitary, socially isolated, often appearing cold and aloof and sometimes eccentric. About 10% of people of this personality type develop overt SCHIZOPHRENIA.
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He did display some traits of schizoid personality, which may amount to personality disorder.
The UK, however, is suffering from a dangerously schizoid personality.
1) Co-morbidities in these patients include exotic impulses, most commonly sexual, a disturbed schizoid personality and borderline personality disorder, mental retardation and dementia.
Mental disorders purported to cause or accompany eccentricity in at least some instances include cyclothymic and bipolar disorders, Asperger's disorder, schizotypal and schizoid personality disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and schizophrenia.
An unexpected finding," added Nathan, "was that this parent-child influence appears strongest in the female parent-female child pairing, where it was most influential in yielding heightened risk for mania, nicotine dependence, alcohol abuse, and schizoid personality disorder.
DSM-IV featured, among others Dysthymic Disorder [defined by the online Mental Health Encyclopedia as "a mood disorder with chronic (long-term) depressive symptoms that are present most of the day, more days than not, for a period of at least two years"], Oppositional Defiant Disorder ("an ongoing pattern of disobedient, hostile and defiant behavior toward authority figures which goes beyond the bounds of normal childhood behavior"), and Schizoid Personality Disorder ("a condition characterized by excessive detachment from social relationships and a restricted range of expression of emotions in interpersonal settings").
For us to entertain Charles as the Antichrist, we pretty much need to expect a schizoid personality change in the man.
Certainly Ludwig--as recent research suggests--may have suffered from a schizoid personality, but Waugh's picture of a dysfunctional and feuding family is not always supported by the evidence.
DSM-IV PERSONALITY DISORDERS Cluster A Paranoid personality disorder Odd and eccentric) Schizoid personality disorder Cluster B Histrionic personality disorder (Flamboyant) Narcissistic personality disorder Antisocial personality disorder Borderline personality disorder Cluster C Avoidant personality disorder (Anxious avoidant) Dependant personality disorder Obsessive-Compulsive personality disorder TABLE 2A.
Mr Altman said defence psychiatrists will claim Harling has Asperger Syndrome, a form of autism, with possible schizoid personality or psychotic illness at the time.
Without knowing about his essays, we could suspect some phobia, schizoid personality disorder, or even just shyness.
They then turn to a variety of personality disorders and their treatments, including the schizoid personality and impaired bonding, the hysteroid-borderline personality and separation/individualization, the narcissistic personality and the formation of an authentic self, the masochistic personality and secure attachment, the obsessive-compulsive and improvement of impaired autonomy, and the multiple approaches necessary for the hysterical personality.