Schizoid Personality Disorder

Schizoid Personality Disorder

  • Characterized primarily by a profound defect in the ability to form personal relationships, and individuals with this disorder are often seen by others as eccentric, isolated, or lonely
  • Individuals display a lifelong pattern of social withdrawal, and their discomfort with human interaction is apparent.
  • Although it’s not clear if affected by hereditary, the feature of introversion appears to be a highly inheritable characteristic.
  • Childhoods of these individuals have often been characterized as bleak, cold, and notably lacking empathy and nurturing
  • Clinical picture:
    • Lack social and close relationships
    • Usually isolated
    • Self-absorbed
    • Anhedonic
    • Show little emotion
    • Indifferent to praise or criticism
    • Appear emotionally cold or flat
    • “Hermit” like