Schizotypal Personality disorder

Schizotypal personality disorder is characterized by an extreme need to isolate oneself from others, and when forced to interact with loved ones or strangers, the person acts in an unusual or standoffish manner. Schizotypal personality disorder is sometimes a precursor to schizophrenia, although this is not always the case. It can also appear in individuals with other disorders, such as depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, borderline personality disorder and social anxiety.

Symptoms of schizotypal personality disorder include:

  • Talking to oneself in a public setting
  • Inability to be friendly or to form a close rapport with others
  • The need to alone all of the time
  • Unusual mannerisms and speech
  • Paranoid or superstitious behaviours or beliefs

An assessment must be done in order to determine the best course of treatment for someone with schizotypal personality disorder. This may include group therapy, psychotherapy, or pharmacological therapy. Insight Psychological has five convenient locations (Calgary, Red Deer, Spruce Grove, Edmonton South and Edmonton North) all staffed with trained and licensed therapists in order to help those with schizotypal personality disorder.