How is schizophrenia differentiated from schizotypal personality disorders?

Updated: Mar 16, 2018
  • Author: Frances R Frankenburg, MD; Chief Editor: Glen L Xiong, MD  more...
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Schizotypal personality disorder is characterized by a pervasive pattern of discomfort in close relationships with others, along with the presence of odd thoughts and behaviors. The oddness in this disorder is not as extreme as that observed in schizophrenia.

In schizoid personality disorder, the person has difficulty and lack of interest in forming close relationships with others and prefers solitary activities. No other symptoms of schizophrenia are present.


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