Schizophrenic personality

Schizophrenic personality disorder

Schizophrenic personality : People with schizophrenic traits often have abnormal thoughts or unfamiliar perceptions of the “sixth sense” and believe in paranormal (occult) feelings that they feel in social situations, often malaise and alienation. There is a similarity with schizophrenia with individual symptoms

Diagnostic criteria:

A – A comprehensive pattern of disability in social relations and between a personality :

characterized by severe discomfort and a low ability to establish intimate relationships, as well as metaphors or cognitive distortions and eccentricity in behavior, begins in early adulthood or early puberty and manifests itself in a variety of contexts, as evidenced by Five or more of the following:

1- Reference ideas, excluding reference delusions

2- Abnormal beliefs or illogical thinking that affects behavior and does not conform to cultural norms such as:

Belief in myths, belief in foresight (the power to unseen the unseen), telepathy, or (the sixth sense), and children and adolescents have surprising fantasies or preoccupations.

3- Unusual cognitive experiences, including delusions or bodily illusions.

4- Abnormal thinking and speech, for example, ambiguity, detailed, metaphorical, verbal or stereotypical

5- Thinking skeptical or false.

6- Inappropriate or restricted emotion.

7- Anomalous or strange behavior or appearance.

8- Lack of close or trusted friends, except for first degree relatives.

9- Excessive social anxiety that does not diminish familiarity and tends to be associated with a false fear more than a negative self-evaluation.

B – does not occur exclusively during the course of schizophrenia :

a mood disorder with mental appearances, another psychotic disorder or a comprehensive development disorder.

Odd personality disorders “ODD” is a third of the 5-DSM personality disorders that are characterized by patterns of abnormal or eccentric behavior such as that often seen in schizophrenia.

1. People with Paranoid personality disorder show a wide pattern of distrust and suspicion.

2. Persons with semi-schizophrenic personality disorder consistently avoid social relationships and show little emotional expression.

3. Individuals with schizophrenic personality disorder exhibit a set of interpersonal relationship problems characterized by extreme discomfort in relationships of thinking and behavior, intimacy, very strange forms and strange behavioral phases. People with these three types of disorders usually resist treatment, and their therapeutic gains tend to be modest at best.

Parasympathetic personality disorder

The main feature of quasi-schizophrenic personality disorder is a lack of emotional reactivity, whether it is characterized by a positive or negative trend. The person purposefully follows a very isolated social lifestyle and the person feels a personal and emotional spacing. People lead a very withdrawn life in situations in which they treat many other people as being more like an adolescent.

Diagnostic criteria:

A – A comprehensive pattern of isolation from social  relations and a narrow field of emotional expression in interpersonal situations:

starting in the early adulthood and manifesting in a variety of contexts, as evidenced by

From four or more of the following: –

1- The person neither desires nor enjoys intimate relationship, including being a member of a family.

2- He mostly chooses individual activities.

3- Show little or no desire to have sexual experiences with another person.

4- Enjoy little activities or never enjoy. To carry out any activity.

5- The lack of close or trusted friends, except for first degree relatives.

6- Show indifference to the praise or criticism of others.

7 – Show emotional cold, isolation or. Superficial and emotional.

B – the disorder does not occur exclusively during the course of schizophrenia,:

bipolar disorder or mood disturbance with mental characteristics, other psychotic disorder, or general developmental disorder and is not caused by direct physiological effects of a general medical condition.

Source: – Note for PhD.

Preparing counselor: Dr. Fatin Mirza