Schizoid personality disorder

Schizoid personality disorder is a mental disorder characterized by a lack of motivation or need to interact with the outside world. Schizoid personality disorder shares two traits with schizophrenia: detachment and a lack of outward emotion. However, the two are separate disorders, as those with schizophrenia have hallucinations and other extreme symptoms that those with schizoid personality disorder do not.

Some of the symptoms of schizoid personality disorder are:

 

  • Feelings of apathy towards others
  • Lack of emotions due to feelings of coldness, non-interest, or detachment
  • Extreme preoccupation with an inner fantasy world
  • No desire to have close, personal relationships with others
  • Marked preference for solitude

 

Schizoid personality disorder can be treated with pharmacological therapies, talk therapies or with behavioral training, among others. In order to determine the best treatments for you or your loved one with schizoid personality disorder, an assessment must be completed in order to rule out other causes or disorders. Please call Insight Psychological today!