What is Schizotypal Personality Disorder?
Schizotypal Personality Disorder is a personality disorder characterized by extreme social anxiety, thinking disorder, delusional ideation, derealization, intermittent psychosis, and sometimes unconventional ideas. People with this condition are very dissatisfied with keeping intimate relationships with individuals and avoiding creating them, largely because they feel that their friends have negative feelings about them.
A continuous pattern of cognitive or perceptual distortions and unusual behaviors that occurs under various conditions, manifested by a sudden loss of ability to engage in close relationships, and social and interpersonal disabilities such as:
1) Reflecting on strange beliefs or magical forces that affect behavior and are incompatible with cultural values
2) Having nusual perceptual experiences, as well as bodily illusions
3) Strange way of thinking and speaking such as: ambiguous, environmental, figurative, overly detailed or stereotyped)
4) Skepticism or paranoid thinking
5) Improper or restricted sensuality
6) Strange, unusual or very specific behavior or appearance
Extreme social anxiety that does not diminish with close recognition, paranoid fears rather than negative judgments about itself tend to accompany this disorder.
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Last Updated on December 24, 2020 by Lucas Berg