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Schizotypal Personality Disorder: Latest Medical Breakthroughs

Friday, 22 Oct 2010 10:05 AM

Schizotypal Personality Disorder is a personality disorder that causes an individual to be indifferent to others and prefer social isolation. However, this personality disorder does not have to be disabling, like other personality disorders that fall under the umbrella of schizophrenia.
Schizotypal Personality Disorder diagnosis includes identifying people who  show little interest in developing very close relationships. Individuals suffering from Schizotypal Personality Disorder may exhibit the following symptoms:
· Appearing aloof and detached
· Avoiding social activities
· Not wanting or enjoying close relationships, even with family members
To diagnose Schizotypal Personality Disorder, people are examined for flat or restricted emotions and indifference to activities going on around them. Patients with Schizotypal Personality Disorder are identified as having a deep inner emotional need, sensitivity, and confusion.
The role of genetics and environmental factors in this disorder has gained greater attention among people doing schizotypal personality disorder research. Therapeutic approaches and medications can now deal directly with the disorder and provide more opportunities for Schizotypal Personality Disorder research. Current treatments involve both talk therapy and medication for treating symptoms.
In addition, Schizotypal Personality Disorder research has found that the symptoms for diagnosing this disorder include increased suspiciousness or paranoid tendencies, odd, eccentric behavior, depersonalization, and derealization.
Paranoid tendencies are among the symptoms of Schizotypal Personality Disorder. These tendencies can cause social anxiety and poor rapport with others. The World Health Organization has stated that paranoid tendencies and social anxiety are the most commonly identified symptoms of this disorder.
A recent breakthrough in the treatment of Schizotypal Personality Disorder is the differential diagnosis from other personality disorders like paranoid tendencies or personality disorder, social anxiety or avoidance personality disorder. This breakthrough offers one of the best new ways to identify this disorder.

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