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Schizotypal Personality Disorder

What It Is

People with schizotypal are a bit odd with few friendships. People with schizotypal are mistrusting of others while being ultra paranoid. They lack close friends outside of their family who is able to put up with their constant suspiciousness of other people. They imagine events have a direct or personal meaning targeting them. Schizotypal people dress oddly or mismatch their clothing. They believe in special powers such as mental telepathy or other superstitions. Some have unusual perceptions or have illusions. Schizotypal is characterized by having social anxiety. They have vague patterns of speaking, which includes rambling during conversations.

Those with schizotypal can become aware that they are not thinking correctly while those with schizophrenia have psychosis without medication, and they cannot be talked out of delusions. Personality disorders create individuals who differ from a cultural norm or what is considered normal. Odd behaviors begin in early adulthood. Schizotypal people have body illusions, as well as suspicious or holding paranoid ideas. Their social anxiety doesn’t go away when they become familiar with someone. They also judge themselves harshly. Schizotypal personality disorder appears in 3.9 percent of the population. A family physician needs to be consulted about this problem, will then refer the client to a mental health professional.

Many people with personality issues do not seek help until they have the disorder significantly impact their lives. Researchers do not know what causes a schizotypal personality. There are biological and genetic factors that influence the development of schizotypal. The only treatment for schizotypal is psychotherapy with an experienced therapist. Schizotypal personality sufferers don’t trust many of their family or even their own kind. They are constantly paranoid and suspicious of others, not quite believing it when they find a friend. There is a difference between schizotypal and schizophrenia since schizophrenics have a tendency to believe their own delusions while people with schizotypal can be talked out of their delusions.

Schizotypal people make negative judgments about themselves. Schizotypal is not often present in the autism spectrum disorder category. It is a treatment goal to maintain the thought that unrelated events have a significant impact on the patient. Schizotypal people have preoccupations about paranormal phenomena but I’m not schizotypal because in my case, I saw my physical therapist’s thought about pinching me in the butt. I stuck around to see if I was right, and he did pinch me in the butt.

Therapy is needed to make speech more logical. A person with schizotypal does not necessarily look for meaningful personal relationships. People with schizotypal have brief periods of psychotic behavior. Schizotypal can happen as a result of bullying or being bullied by people their age. A frown sets off a schizotypal by being a rather insignificant non-verbal behavior with no meaning although they tend to attach meanings to their behavior. Schizotypal people display paranoid tendencies and do not express emotion very much. I know I don’t have this disorder because I express my emotions often. Many prefer privacy and isolation to have close friends.

Psychosis in people with schizotypal is not as obvious as psychosis in schizophrenia. People who have schizotypal have eccentric behaviors. High functioning people with schizotypal tend to do better in therapy. People with schizotypal remain distant from their therapist. Group therapy may be useful to people with schizotypal. People with schizotypal live with their family often enough who can put up with their eccentric behavior. Medication like Amoxapine can help with schizotypal. The prognosis for schizotypal people can be poor but I’m not in the habit of giving up on people so I may not believe this article when it is stated that the outcome will be poor.

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