Schizotypal Personality Disorder Suggestions

(Also Known As: Schizotypal Suggestions, Schizotypal Personality Suggestions, Mood Disorder Suggestions, Paranoid Suggestions, Social Anxiety Suggestions, Delusions Of Reference Suggestions)

(Reviewed by: Paul Peterson, Licensed Therapist)

Suggestions on Schizotypal Personality Disorder

Some tips for the family to help care a schizotypal personality disorder patient:

  • Participate in therapy sessions as much as possible because treatment can be more effective when family members are involved.
  • Family therapy may also offer the affected person reassurances of a support structure and a boost in morale.
  • Seek professional counseling as a group; this may help diminish angry confrontations or emotional distancing in the home.
  • Since schizotypal personality disorder originates in the patient's family of origin, the only known preventative measure is a nurturing, emotionally stimulating and expressive caretaking environment.
  • Be more understanding of these individuals because even they have difficulties understanding themselves and the world around them.
  • Be slow to anger towards them, confrontation and tension will only aggravate a situation.
  • Provide continuous communication with them, building trust will help lessen their notion that other people can’t be trusted.
  • Always include them in a conversation whenever they are around, this will keep them from harboring hostile feelings. 16
  • Accept all the help, and support available to you.
  • Keep a positive attitude, and a sense of humor.
  • Learn as much as you can about schizotypal personality disorder
  • Develop realistic expectations for the patient and yourself.
  • Recognize warning signs of a relapse.
  • Find ways to handle symptoms.
  • Be happy with slow progress, and allow patient to feel OK with even a little success.
  • Get to know patient's doctor’s17

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