Schizoid Personality Disorder Research

(Also Known As: Schizoid Research, Personality Disorder Research, Schizophrenic Research, Schizoid Personality Research, Pleasure Deficiency Research)

(Reviewed by: Paul Peterson, Licensed Therapist)

Current Research on Schizoid Personality Disorder

Recent studies have established a connection between the main symptoms of schizoid personality disorder with that of introversion. An introvert individual is characterized by low warmth, reduced gregariousness, and decreased positive emotions. However, while a substantial percentage of the population is introvert, only a small portion of the population would be diagnosed with schizoid personality disorder. 9

Psychosocial models for the causes of schizoid personality disorder are insufficient. It is likely that isolation during infancy and childhood as well as interpersonal withdrawal, indifference, and parental detachment can lead to a schizoid personality. The main pathology of schizoid personality disorder seems to be anhedonic deficiencies or an excessively reduced capacity to experience positive affectivity. The symptoms that distinguish schizophrenia from schizoid personality disorder may revolve around positive and negative symptoms. The former may include hallucinations, loose associations, inappropriate affect, and delusions. A schizoid personality may include subthreshold negative symptoms.

According to research, individuals with schizoid personality disorder were socially isolated and withdrawn as a child. They may not have received the acceptance of their peers and may have been ostracized. As adults, individuals with schizoid personality had limited friends. They have limited or no sexual experiences and remain single.

Although it might be unlikely to increase their desire for social involvements but it is possible to enhance their ability to relate, communicate with, and get along with other people. Although they are afraid to have intimate relationships, they often have a desire to communicate and relate efficiently and comfortably with other people.

Could You Have Schizoid Personality Disorder?

Schizoid Personality Disorder Topics

Related Conditions

Bipolar Disorder – Manic Depression, Mood Disorder, Mania, Depression, Hypomania
Borderline Personality Disorder – Changes in Mood, Unstable Social Relationships, Distorted Self Image, Dissociation
Schizophrenia – Abnormal Perception and Expression of Reality, Hallucination, Delusion, Paranoid, Disorganized Speech
Schizotypal Personality Disorder – Mood Changes, Paranoid, Social Anxiety, Delusion