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Default Can anyone give me any information on Schizotypal Personality Disorder? - 12-28-2008, 12:30 PM

I need further information on Schizotypal personality disorder. Anything you can give me is greatly appreciated, ive already researched it on wikipedia, so please dont just copy and paste from there.By the way, its not the same thing as schizophrenia, so justhonest, your a little bit of a jacka**Also, if anyone has any personal experience with it, themselves, or a friend/loved one, or can simply explain the symptoms a little better to me, id would be very grateful. I have a family member who has been diagnosed with this, and i would like to understand it better so i can help him.Sorry, i should have explained myself better, i already had what you sent psychgrad, but thank you much anyhow, im more looking for personal experience, and maybe someone to explain what the symptoms are, as in what they mean, quite honestly im an entertainer, i dont understand some of the psych jargon.
   
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Default 01-05-2009, 08:59 AM

Why! Who wants to know! Wait! What was that! Did you hear anything!
   
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Default 02-09-2009, 11:41 PM

This is another label for the worldly confusion we all have to overcome. Mind you, depending on the depth of depravity one has gone too, Jesus helped me by taking out the'confusion'and replacing it with brain washing from HIS WORDs. Try reading the bible if you suffer, this disorder is another attempt of mankind to find answers not found but'managed'by drugs..outside of protecting your heart mind and soul within the Ephesians Chapter 6 principles... it's what you believe that's affecting your thoughts, anxieties, core beliefs. Faith is the substance of truly having a sound mind. Try it, faith..in Christ. He Heals. He is real.
   
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Schizotypal Personality Disorder is a pervasive pattern of social and interpersonal deficits marked by acute discomfort with, and reduced capacity for, close relationships as well as by cognitive or perceptual distortions and eccentricities of behavior, beginning by early adulthood and present in a variety of context, as indicated by 5 or more of the following* Ideas of reference (excluding delusions of reference)* Odd beliefs or magical thinking that influences behavior and is inconsistent with subcultural norms (such as belief in clairvoyance, telepathy, 6th sense)* Unusual perceptual experiences, including bodily illusions* Odd thinking and speech (such as vague, circumstantial, metaphorical, overelaborate, or stereotyped)* Suspiciousness or paranoid ideation* Inappropriate or constricted emotion* Behavior or appearance that is odd, eccentric, or peculiar* Lack of close friends other than 1st degree relatives* Excessive social anxiety that does not diminish with famililarity and tends to be associated with paranoid fears rather than negative judgments about selfSchizotypal PD does not occur exclusively during a psychotic or pervasive developmental disorder.The cause is unknown, but schizotypal personality disorder is believed to have a genetic component. There is an increased incidence in relatives of schizophrenics.There is no way to prevent this disorder, but early intervention may reduce symptoms and improve functioning over the long term.It tends to appear more often in men than in women. Symptoms of depression and anxiety are quite common, with about half of people with this disorder having an episode of major depression at some point during life. Thinking may become more distorted in stressful circumstances.Schizotypal personality disorder should not be confused with schizophrenia. People with schizotypal personality disorder tend to have odd beliefs and behaviors, but they are not profoundly disconnected from reality and usually do not hallucinate.Some people may be helped by antipsychotic medications, but in many cases talk therapy is preferred. However, people with schizotypal personality disorders may find psychotherapy difficult because of their discomfort with relationships.All personality disorders are long-lasting (chronic). This disorder is a lifelong pattern. In contrast to an illness like depression, the pattern does not come and go.
   
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