Schizoid Personality Disorder

Symptoms and Treatments

What is Schizoid Personality Disorder?

Schizoid personality disorders is a chronic and pervasive condition characterized by disruptive patterns of thought, behavior, and functioning. This type of personality disorder is believed to be relatively rare and tends to affect more men than women. Individuals with schizoid personality disorder are also at risk for experiencing depression.

Symptoms of Schizoid Personality Disorder

Individuals with schizoid personality disorder typically experience:

  • Detachment from other people.
  • Little or no desire to form close relationships with others.
  • Rarely participates in activities for fun or pleasure.
  • A sense of indifference to praise and affirmation, as well as to criticism or rejection.
  • Often described as cold, uninterested, withdrawn, and aloof.

Treatments for Schizoid Personality Disorder

Schizoid personality disorder is generally treated with psychotherapy. Types of psychotherapy vary, ranging from psychodynamic therapy to group therapy. Because personality disorders cause distorted thought patters, cognitive-behavioral therapy is often particularly effective in helping individuals adjust their thinking and behavior patterns.

Medications are sometimes utilized in combination with psychotherapy. Drugs such as antidepressants, anti-psychotics, and anti-anxiety medications are commonly used. However, medications are best used in combination with some form of psychotherapy and are not recommended as a sole treatment for personality disorders.

What is Five Gates Program:

The Five Gates Program is a form of Cognitive or Person Centered Psychotherapy. It is unique for its Fifth Gates which operates through a powerful healing principle Dr. Kesselman has labeled The Inverted Pyramid Effect, which is the remarkable healing engine by which people in reviewing sequentially the events in their lives and finding a logical explanations for each of their psychological pains specially Anxieties and Depressions, are able to experience the triggering of Clearing healing all of the later consequences and confusions associated with the psychological difficulties that has caused them to want to take the Five Gates Program.