Schizoid Personality Disorder

Schizoid personality disorder is a condition in which people avoid social activities and interaction with others. They have a hard time forming close personal relationships and do not tend to show much emotion. People with schizoid personality disorder usually prefer being alone and appear to not care about what’s going on around them.

Schizoid personality disorder affects more males than females. Its cause is unknown, but factors that seem to increase your risk of developing the disorder include:

  • Having a parent or other relative with schizophrenia or a related disorder
  • Having a parent who was cold or unresponsive to emotional needs
  • Being hypersensitive in youth
  • Suffering child abuse, neglect or other mistreatment

Treatments

Therapy and in some cases, medication, can help.

People with schizoid personality disorder are at increased risk of developing schizophrenia or another delusional disorder, major depression or anxiety disorders.

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