schizotypal personality disorder

noun
variants: or schizotypal personality

Definition of schizotypal personality disorder

: a personality disorder characterized by peculiar or eccentric thoughts, behaviors, and patterns of speech, odd beliefs or fantasies, disturbances in the perception of events, difficulty in forming or maintaining close relationships, and a tendency to be suspicious or paranoid Individuals with a condition called schizotypal personality disorder have mild versions of some schizophrenia symptoms, such as slight paranoia or jumpy speech patterns, but not the hallucinations and delusions that characterize serious forms of the disease.— Anna Gosline

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1978, in the meaning defined above

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“Schizotypal personality disorder.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/schizotypal%20personality%20disorder. Accessed 25 Nov. 2020.

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schizotypal personality disorder

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Medical Definition of schizotypal personality disorder

: a personality disorder characterized by peculiar or eccentric thoughts, behaviors, and patterns of speech, odd beliefs or fantasies, disturbances in the perception of events, difficulty in forming or maintaining close relationships, and a tendency to be suspicious or paranoid Individuals with a condition called schizotypal personality disorder have mild versions of some schizophrenia symptoms, such as slight paranoia or jumpy speech patterns …— Anna Gosline

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