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Equilibrium - Self Harmony

Schizoid personality disorder

Definition
A pattern of indifference to social relationships, with a limited range of emotional expression and experience.

Causes, incidence and risk factors.

People that suffer from schizoid personality disorder do not have schizophrenia and can maintain a grip on reality. The cause of the disorder is unknown but it is believed that the onset will begin in early adulthood. People that suffer from this disorder are often reclusive, may never marry and as older adults will continue to live with their parents.

Symptoms

Does not experience Strong emotions
Does not desire or enjoy close relationships
Indifferent to praise or criticism
Aloof, cold affect
Exhibits little observable change in mood

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