Schizotypal Personality Disorder - Diagnostic
- A pervasive pattern of social and interpersonal deficits marked by
acute discomfort with, and reduced capacity for, close relationships
as well as by cognitive or perceptual distortions and eccentricities
of behavior, beginning by early adulthood and present in a variety
of contexts, as indicated by five (or more) of the following:
- ideas of reference (excluding delusions of reference)
- odd beliefs or magical thinking that influences behavior and is
inconsistent with subcultural norms (e.g., superstitiousness,
belief in clairvoyance, telepathy, or "sixth sense"; in children
and adolescents, bizarre fantasies or preoccupations)
- unusual perceptual experiences, including bodily illusions
- odd thinking and speech (e.g., vague, circumstantial,
metaphorical, overelaborate, or stereotyped)
- suspiciousness or paranoid ideation
- inappropriate or constricted affect
- behavior or appearance that is odd, eccentric, or peculiar
- lack of close friends or confidants other than first-degree relatives
- excessive social anxiety that does not diminish with familiarity
and tends to be associated with paranoid fears rather than
negative judgments about self
- Does not occur exclusively during the course of Schizophrenia, a
Mood Disorder With Psychotic Features, another Psychotic
Disorder, or a Pervasive Developmental Disorder.
- The disturbance is not due to the direct physiological effects of
a substance (e.g., a drug of abuse, a medication) or a general
|As restless as the thermostat.
That learns to fear the glance.
My soul forever chasing balance.
Keep pride or someday dance.
||The Internet is a very long snake.
Inside I lie down and dance.
When the mind dips down one notch.
I move one inch then chance.
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