PSY 351 Chapter 10: Schizoid and Schizotypal Personality Disorders.

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Western Washington University
PSY - Psychology
PSY 351
Stephanie Grimm

Psych 351 Abnormal Psychology Cluster A- Schizoid and Schizotypal Personality Disorders. A. Schizoid Personality Disorder - People diagnosed with schizoid personality disorder show a pervasive pattern of detachment from social relationships and restricted range of emotional expression in their interactions with others. - Seem indifferent to opportunities to develop close relationships and derive little if any pleasure from family or social interactions. - Experience and expression of positive emotions is very low and interest in having sexual experiences is very limited - Often indifferent to people praise or criticism and take pleasure from few activities. - Uncommon—only about .8-1.7% will be diagnosed in lifetime - Males outnumber females - Can usually function in society, particularly in occupations that do not require frequent interpersonal interactions. - Hereditability is maybe ? Evidence is only indirect B. Treatment of Schizoid Personality Disorder - Not very motivated for treatment and interpersoalness of therapy may be stressful instead of supportive - Treatment focuses on increasing the persons awareness of their own feelings , increase social skills and social contacts - Therapist may model the expression of feelings for the client and help them ID and express their own feelings - Social skills training done through role playing and homework assignment in which client tries out new social skill with other people is important component of cognitive therapies - Some recommend group therapy for people with schizoid personality disorder. In group setting, members can model interpersonal relationships and can practice new skills directly with less judgement. C. Schizotypal Personality Disorder - Show symptoms similar to schizophrenia but in milder form - Tend to be socially i
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