Schizotypal Personality Disorder

While some people may be said to be eccentric because of their odd behavior, if the disturbances in appearance, behavior, and thoughts cause a person to have trouble with interpersonal relationships, it may be a sign of schizotypal personality disorder. The major difference between this and schizophrenia is a lack of hallucinations and no total disconnect from reality. There are other similarities, but the symptoms are generally milder in nature. Before showing how online therapy here at GoMentor.com can help, here is some more information on schizotypal personality disorder. Being aware of the risks associated with this disorder can help when dealing with it.

Causes of Schizotypal Personality Disorder 

The exact causes of schizotypal personality disorder may not be known, but genetics are thought to play a large role in whether or not a person is affected.  When parents have a history of mental illnesses, the chances of this personality disorder appearing increases. Other mental disorders, including major depression, are also thought to increase the chances of someone developing schizotypal personality disorder. Perhaps more importantly than the causes are the symptoms that may appear.

Symptoms and Dangers of Schizotypal Personality Disorder 

When a person has problems with interpersonal relationships because of strong beliefs in something odd or weird, it may be a sign of schizotypal personality disorder. Other emotional indicators of this disorder include incorrect interpretation of events, unfounded fears, as well as horrible social skills. The biggest thing to remember is that the symptoms will have a large negative impact on a person's life. While perhaps not as dangerous as schizophrenia, there are many risks associated with schizotypal personality disorder, including increased odds of problems with other mental illnesses, especially when left untreated.

Treatment for Schizotypal Personality Disorder 

Here at GoMentor.com, you can find therapists who specialize in this and other personality disorders. This allows them to instruct and guide on what is needed for a person with this personality disorder to be able to function better in day to day life, including social situations. While many people with this disorder will withdraw into themselves, causing further emotional damage, there is help available. The highly skilled professionals on GoMentor.com can provide extra emotional support when dealing with schizotypal personality disorder. Treatment won't be quick, but here at GoMentor.com, you can book online therapy sessions and get treatment to effectively live with this disorder.

Definition of Schizotypal Personality Disorder

Schizotypal personality disorder causes a person to exhibit extremely odd behavior that has a serious negative effect on their social life and ability to maintain interpersonal relationships. Both therapy and counseling is recommended for treatment of schizotypal personality disorder.

Symptoms of / Reasons for Schizotypal Personality Disorder

  • Odd behavior
  • Poor social skills
  • Incorrect interpretation of events
  • Problems with interpersonal relationships
  • Extremely unusual belief systems
  • Unfounded fears

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