In recent years some psychopathology researchers, particularly those in Europe who work from the tradition of a phenomenological viewpoint in psychiatry, have proposed that a condition known as a minimal-self disorder (1) may be a prodromal symptom of benign schizotypy, schizotypal personality disorder
, and schizophrenia.
The Melbourne assessment of Schizotypy in kids: A useful measure of childhood schizotypal personality disorder
. BioMed Research International, 635732.
While there are many more mental illnesses, the authors are limiting this discussion to four disorders: schizoid personality disorder, schizotypal personality disorder
, paranoid personality disorder, and schizophrenia.
* Schizotypal personality disorder
shares certain disturbances of thought with schizophrenia, and is believed to exist on a spectrum with other primary psychotic disorders.
To measure schizotypy, we used Raine's (1991) Schizotypal Personality Questionnaire (SPQ) scale, which is a 74-item questionnaire modeled on the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders criteria for schizotypal personality disorder
(German version by Klein, Andresen, & Jahn, 1997; Russian version by Efremov & Enikolopov, 2002).
The SPQ-B: A brief screening instrument for schizotypal personality disorder
. Journal of Personality Disorders, 9, 346-355.
As anxious RA may predispose an individual to be highly sensitive to "attachment cues" that confirm a "negative self-schema with respect to God," the individual may develop a tendency to interpret common, daily events as special signs or messages from God, which could consequently increase their vulnerability to developing schizotypal personality disorder
or schizophrenia (p.
The highest baseline rates of alcohol dependence were among individuals with schizotypal personality disorder
, dependent personality disorder, or borderline personality disorder, Dr.
The results of this study are promising for the treatment of Cluster A personality disorders, whose diagnostic features are reminiscent of psychotic symptoms and include unjustified suspicion of others (paranoid and schizotypal personality disorders
), ideas of reference (schizotypal personality disorder
), and magical thinking (schizotypal personality disorder
(15) Schizoaffective disorder, cyclothymia, dysthymia, major depression and schizotypal personality disorder
are other psychiatric disorders associated with VCFS.
To more clearly determine the ability of history and type of personality disorder to predict the clinical course of alcohol relapse as it relates to stress, a large, multicenter, prospective study enrolled 573 patients with schizotypal personality disorder
(STPD), borderline personality disorder (BPD), antisocial personality disorder (ASPD), or obsessive-compulsive personality disorder (OCPD), and followed them for 6 years.
Julia is suddenly confronted by the fact that she is suffering from Schizotypal Personality Disorder
(diagnosed in 1986) and when she informs us, we don't know what to think about her motivations and observations.