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Schizotypal Personality Disorder

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Last full review/revision Oct 2020| Content last modified Oct 2020
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Your personality is your unique way of thinking, understanding, reacting, and relating to people.

What is schizotypal personality disorder?

People with schizotypal personality disorder:

  • Behave oddly, are uncomfortable around other people, and are somewhat out of touch with reality

People with schizotypal personality disorder often:

  • Avoid social situations and choose to be alone

  • Don't have close friends

  • Have trouble interpreting other people's emotions

  • Think in odd, magical ways, such as believing they can control someone with their mind

  • Are suspicious and mistrustful, such as mistakenly believing that someone wants to hurt them

  • Use words in unusual ways, so their speech is strange

  • Dress oddly, such as wearing dirty or wrongly-sized clothes

What causes schizotypal personality disorder?

How do doctors treat schizotypal disorder?

Doctors treat schizotypal disorder with:

  • Medicines (schizophrenia medicine and antidepressants)

  • Therapy

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