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Paranoid and schizoid personality disorder

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Summer Neary

on 6 January 2015

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Transcript of Paranoid and schizoid personality disorder

Paranoid and schizoid personality disorder
Audra, everett, Summer
Paranoid personality disorder.....
Cause of paranoid personality disorder is unknown. The disorder appears to be more common in families with psychotic disorders such as schizophrenia and delusional disorder. This suggests genes may be involved. Environmental factors may play a role as well.
Expectation that they will be exploited (used) by others
Inability to work together with others
Social isolation
Concern that other people have hidden motives
Treatment is difficult because people with this condition are often very suspicious of doctors. If treatment is accepted, talk therapy and medications can often be effective.
The Outlook usually depends on whether the person is willing to accept help. Talk therapy and medications can sometimes reduce paranoia and limit its impact on the person's daily functioning.
Exams and Tests:
Paranoid personality disorder is diagnosed based on a psychological evaluation that assesses the history and severity of the symptoms.

Possible Complications:
Extreme social isolation
Problems with school or work
Schizoid personality disorder
•They do not desire or enjoy close relationships
•They choose solitary jobs and activities.
•They have no close friends, except first-degree relatives.
•They have difficulty relating to others.
•They are indifferent to praise or criticism.
•They are aloof and show little emotion.
•They might daydream and/or create vivid fantasies of complex inner lives.
The cause of schizoid personality disorder
is unknown. This disorder may be related to
schizophrenia and shares many
of the same factors.
Rarely seek treatment
Talk therapy may not be effective
Antidepressant medication
Self help
Schizoid personality disorder is a
long-term (chronic) illness that usually
does not improve much over time.
Social isolation often prevents the
person from seeking the help or support
that might improve the condition.
Exams and tests:
Schizoid personality disorder is
diagnosed based on a psychological
evaluation that assesses the
history and severity of the
Possible complications:
*Developing schizotypal personality
disorder, schizophrenia or another
delusional disorder
*Major depression
*Anxiety disorders
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