Schizoid Personality Disorder
Published Online: 30 JAN 2010
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Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology
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Huprich, S. K. 2010. Schizoid Personality Disorder. Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology. 1–2.
- Published Online: 30 JAN 2010
Schizoid personality disorder (SPD) is one of the most interesting and theoretically complex personality disorders. In the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV-TR; American Psychiatric Association, 2000), SPD is described as a “pervasive pattern of detachment from social relationships and a restricted range of expression of emotions in interpersonal settings, beginning by early adulthood and present in a variety of contexts, as indicated by four (or more) of the following: (1) neither desires nor enjoys close relationships, including being part of a family; (2) almost always chooses solitary activities; (3) has little, if any, interest in having sexual experiences with another person; (4) takes pleasure in few, if any, activities; (5) lacks close friends or confidants other than first-degree relatives; (6) appears indifferent to the praise or criticism of others; and (7) shows emotional coldness, detachment, or flattened affectivity” (p. 697).
- schizophrenia spectrum