You’re studying for an exam tomorrow. You’ve been reading through the material for the past few hours and slowly begin to understand and r..
If you were to ask ten people on the street, “What does it mean to be perfect?” you’ll likely get ten different answers. One person may sa..
Avoidant Personality Disorder (AvPD) is described in the DSM-5 as a pattern of social inhibition, feelings of inadequacy, and…
The DSM-5 has classified dependent personality disorder (DPD) as a pattern of submissive and clinging behavior related to an excessive nee..
Since World War I, the US military has been pre-screening applicants for psychological abnormalities; since officials often questioned whe..
When talking about schizoid and schizotypal personality disorders, it is important to distinguish them from the class of disorders that sh..
The most prevalent symptom of schizotypal personality disorder are the odd or eccentric beliefs and behavior of the individual. Depending on the severity, people with StPD can experience moderate to serious impairment in their day-to-day lives, as these unusual thoughts and consequent behaviors can affect their relationship with the people closest to them.
For people with SPD, they often appear to lack a desire for intimacy, and will avoid close relationships with others. They usually prefer to spend time with themselves rather than socialize or be in a group of people. This behavior does not come from a contempt or anxiety from being around other people; rather, people with SPD are more or less indifferent to social experiences.
Schizotypal personality disorder (StPD) is characterized by acute discomfort or reduced capacity for close relationships, as well as by co..
Schizoid and schizotypal personality disorders are characterized by long-standing patterns of detachment from social relationships and difficulty in establishing and maintaining those relationships.