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.

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A term describing people who are withdrawn, solitary, socially isolated, often appearing cold and aloof and sometimes eccentric.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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Listing of Mental Illness With Behaviors Loosely Classified as Odd Psychological Disorder Estimated Incidence Schizoid Personality Disorder 4.90% A pervasive pattern of detachments from social relationships and a restricted range of expression of emotions in interpersonal settings.
At the same time, the differential diagnosis also ruled out: schizoaffective disorder, because the patient did not show any hyperthymic symptom (negative or positive); bipolar affective disorder, with acute psychotic disorders and schizophrenia signs (given that the patient had a long history of the disease); organic delusional disorder (given the dramatic decrease of global functionality and the absence of any organic substrate), Cluster A personality disorders (it is worth noting that before being diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia, the patient was diagnosed with schizoid personality disorder--premorbid personality).
The typically limited interpersonal contact apparent in the schizoid personality (Millon & Grossman 2007: 52) is repeatedly, yet somewhat conflictingly, presented in Holmes' habits of relating to strangers and of entertaining socially.
The UK, however, is suffering from a dangerously schizoid personality. The country that preens itself as a pioneer of 21st century social diversity is also one whose political elite remain steeped in the imperialist mindset of a bygone age.en.bee@hotmail.co.uk
Treatment of schizoid personality disorder: Reflections of a cinephile
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.
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").
The persistence of nicotine dependence was even more striking among people with personality disorders, with the odds among those with antisocial, borderline, obsessive/compulsive, and schizoid personality disorders elevated by 3.0, 2.0, 1.5, and 1.4, respectively, over other smokers interviewed in the study.
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.