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Schizoid Personality Disorder

Diagnostic Criteria

A) A pervasive  pattern  of  detachment  from  social  relationships  and  a   restricted  range  of  expression  of  emotions   interpersonal  settings, beginning  by  early  adulthood  and  present  in  a variety  of  contexts,  as  indicated  by  four (or more)  of  the  following:

    1. Neither  desires  nor  enjoys  close  relationships,  including  being  part  of  a  family.
    2. Almost always chooses solitary activities.
    3. Has  little,  if  any,  interest  in  having sexual  experiences  with  another  person.
    4. Takes pleasure in few, if any, activities.
    5. Lacks close friends or confidants other than first-degree relatives.
    6. Appears indifferent to the praise or criticism of others.
    7. Shows emotional coldness, detachment, or flattened affectivity.

    B) Dose  not  occur  exclusively  during  the  course  of  schizophrenia,  a  bipolar  disorder  or  depressive  disorder  with  psychotic   features,  another  psychotic  disorder,  or  autism  spectrum  disorder  and  is  not  attributable  to  the  physiological  effects  of  another  medical  condition.