Schizotypal personality disorder

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What is schizotypal personality disorder?

Schizotypal personality disorder, or simply schizotypal disorder, is a personality disorder that is characterized by a need for social isolation, odd behavior and thinking, and often unconventional beliefs. The behaviors suggest schizophrenia but are not severe enough to meet its criteria.

Common symptoms reported by people with schizotypal personality disorder

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with schizotypal personality disorder

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Wellbutrin XL)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
depressed mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
anxious mood (1) pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Geodon)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Treatment name(s)

(Abilify)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Treatment name(s)

(Marijuana)
Type
Other
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Lexapro)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Haldol)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Treatment name(s)

(Vistaril)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Ativan)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)

Data from patients with schizotypal personality disorder, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with schizotypal personality disorder

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Wellbutrin XL)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (2 evaluations)
Side effects
increased anxiety
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
depressed mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (2 evaluations)
Side effects
drowsiness headaches
Total evaluations
2
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1) pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Geodon)
Perceived effectiveness
for schizotypal personality disorder (2 evaluations)
Side effects
daytime sedation dizziness with nausea 1 more
Total evaluations
2
Treatment name(s)

(Abilify)
Perceived effectiveness
for schizotypal personality disorder (1 evaluation)
Side effects
gagging (throat spasm)
Total evaluations
1
Treatment name(s)

(Marijuana)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Lexapro)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Haldol)
Perceived effectiveness
for schizotypal personality disorder (1 evaluation)
Side effects
dizziness drowsy in a.m.
Total evaluations
2
Treatment name(s)

(Vistaril)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Ativan)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with schizotypal personality disorder, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has schizotypal personality disorder on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 5
20s 12
30s 23
40s 8
50s 2
60s 3
70+ 1
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 23
20-29 years 5
30-39 years 1
40-49 years 0
50-59 years 1
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 22
Female 32

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 31
Not Diagnosed 10

These charts show data from schizotypal personality disorder patients who have completed their condition history
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