SCHIZOID PERSONALITY DISORDER
This disorder is characterized by the absence of interpersonal relationships and the lack of interest in obtaining them. According to people with this disorder, it is others that are invasive, inconsiderate, annoying and undesirable; for this reason, those who suffer from this disorder are isolated and lonely. They are not concerned about criticism, whether positive or negative, and have a very diminished or nonexistent emotional response, and behave as if they care about nothing or are ever worried about anything.
Although they can be very productive, they limit their interpersonal relationships to a minimum, showing indifference towards anyone they are around. They look for activities or jobs in which personal contact is minimal and limited. They are people who do not have confidants or friends or who possibly have only one person who is usually a close relative.
People with Schizoid Personality Disorder are seen as observers of life, rather than as participants in it. They consider themselves self-sufficient and lonely. They are seen by others as uninteresting and without a sense of humor.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What characteristics does a person with a schizoid disorder have?
They are reserved, withdrawn in the social aspect, and isolated, preferring activities and solitary work. They lack the capacity to establish warm and close relationships. They rarely express their feelings directly, lack a sense of humor and appear indifferent to others.
What are the causes of a schizoid disorder?
This is still unknown, though related to schizophrenia, this disorder is not as disabling as is schizophrenia.
Since when can this disorder be detected in a person?
Schizoid Personality Disorder has been observed in people as early as childhood and adolescence. Poor relationships with peers and poor performance in school, which make these children or adolescents "different" and possibly teased, could be early warning signs.
Is it possible that a person with this disorder also suffers from depression?
People with this disorder can sometimes develop a Major Depressive Disorder.
OUR TREATMENT MODEL
CADE offers a multidisciplinary treatment according to the characteristics and needs of the patient that is based on the patient´s diagnosis and an individual intervention plan.
A psychological or psychiatric disorder generally has a genetic or biological origin detonated by difficult and early or current traumatic experiences that lead the individual to become ill. Therefore, the clinical intervention in these disorders necessitates the multidisciplinary work of psychiatry, psychology, medicine, nutrition and complementary therapies. The treatment can be outpatient, inpatient or semi-inpatient based.