schizotypal personality disorder

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schiz·o·typ·al personality disorder

 (skĭt′sə-tī′pəl)
n.
A personality disorder characterized by severe discomfort with close relationships in addition to odd or inappropriate beliefs, behaviors, and speech, but without delusions or other symptoms characteristic of schizophrenia.
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Cluster A, which incorporates a cognitive dimension (Paris 2003), includes paranoid, schizoid, and schizotypal disorders.
For those with Cluster A disorders such as paranoid, schizoid, and schizotypal disorders, for example, a caregiver should deal with the patient's privacy needs, the willingness to accept help or medical treatment, and the ability of a caregiver to become close enough to provide meaningful treatment.
Within Cluster A personality disorders there is evidence from RCTs of beneficial effects from low dose thiothixene, risperidone and phenelzine in schizotypal disorders.