Schizoid personality disorder

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What is schizoid personality disorder?

Schizoid personality disorder is a disorder characterized by withdrawal from affectional, social and other contacts with preference for fantasy, solitary activities, and introspection. There is a limited capacity to express feelings and to experience pleasure.

Common symptoms reported by people with schizoid 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 schizoid personality disorder

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

(Xanax)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
anxious mood (3)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Effexor XR)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
depressed mood (2) anxious mood (1)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

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

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

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

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

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

(Prozac)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)

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

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

(Xanax)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (4 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
anxious mood (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Valium)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (2 evaluations)
Side effects
sleepiness
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
anxious mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Effexor XR)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (4 evaluations)
Side effects
antidepressant withdrawal syndrome fatigue 2 more
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
depressed mood (2) anxious mood (1)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

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

(Abilify)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (2 evaluations)
Side effects
decreased appetite hyperactivity 1 more
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Pristiq)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
weight gain
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

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

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

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


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 12
30s 16
40s 9
50s 8
60s 6
70+ 1
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 17
20-29 years 5
30-39 years 1
40-49 years 1
50-59 years 2
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 22
Female 30

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 25
Not Diagnosed 9

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