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, insomnia, fatigue, and pain) 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)

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
Anxious mood (4)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Lexapro)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
Anxious mood (2) Depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Vistaril)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
Anxious mood (1) Insomnia (1)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
Insomnia (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Seroquel)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
Insomnia (2)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Elavil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Insomnia (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Abilify)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
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)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Anxious mood (4 evaluations)
Side effects
Headaches
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
Anxious mood (4)
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)

(Lexapro)
Perceived effectiveness
for Anxious mood (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Sexual side effects
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
Anxious mood (2) Depressed mood (1)
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)

(Vistaril)
Perceived effectiveness
for Insomnia (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
Anxious mood (1) Insomnia (1)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for Insomnia (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Drowsy in a.m.
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
Insomnia (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Seroquel)
Perceived effectiveness
for Insomnia (4 evaluations)
Side effects
Sudden blasts of hunger Tiredness
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
Insomnia (2)
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)

(Elavil)
Perceived effectiveness
for Insomnia (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Drowsy in a.m.
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
Insomnia (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Abilify)
Perceived effectiveness
for schizotypal personality disorder (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Insomnia agitation Restlessness (akathisia)
Total evaluations
2
  • 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 4
20s 11
30s 21
40s 6
50s 3
60s 2
70+ 1
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 22
20-29 years 5
30-39 years 1
40-49 years 0
50-59 years 1
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Sex

Distribution of sex

58% Female
42% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 27
Not Diagnosed 9

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