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Schizotypal personality disorder Schizotypal personality disorder is a mental health condition in which a person has trouble with relationships and disturbances in thought patterns, appearance, and behavior. Cause - is unknown. Genes are thought to be involved, because this condition is more common in relatives of schizophrenics. Schizotypal personality disorder should not be confused with schizophrenia . People with schizotypal personality disorder can have odd beliefs/behaviors, but they are not disconnected from reality, do not hallucinate, do not usually have psychotic symptoms, and feel upset by their difficulty in forming and keeping close relationships. 30% - 50% of people with schizotypal personality disorder also have: a major depressive disorder . a paranoid personality disorder . Symptoms No close friends – they cling to odd beliefs so strongly that it prevents them from having relationships. Odd behavior or appearance - may look like that of people with schizophrenia
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This note was uploaded on 02/18/2012 for the course PAS 600 - 601 taught by Professor Garrubba during the Fall '10 term at Chatham University.

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