Schizoid & Schizotypal Personality Disorders

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The term “schizoid” refers to a personality disorder characterized by a lack of interest in social relationships, tendencies towards solitary lifestyle as well as apathy, coldness, detachment and secretiveness. What do you know about schizotypal personality disorders?


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The essential feature of Schizoid PD is a pervasive pattern of detachment from                       realtionships and a restricted                          in interpersonal settings typically beging by early adulthood
    • A. 

      Intimate ; social interactions

    • B. 

      Social; range of emotions

    • C. 

      Social; activities or hobbies

  • 2. 
    1.             PD lack a desire for intimacy, appear indifferent to opportunities t develop close reationships and do not appear to recieve enjoyment from being apart of a family/social group
    • A. 

      Schizoid

    • B. 

      Schizotypal

  • 3. 
    Schizoid PD individuals often appear to be what
    • A. 

      Suspicious of others

    • B. 

      Socially isolated

    • C. 

      Experiencing hallucinations

  • 4. 
    Rule out schizoid PD when symptoms are present during the course of what other disorders?
    • A. 

      Schizophrenia, mood disorder with psychotic features, any other psychotic disorders, pervasive developmental, direct physiological

    • B. 

      Schizophrenia, direct physiological, substance abuse, mood disorder with psychotic features

    • C. 

      Direct physiological , schizophrenia, depression, mood disorder with psychotic features

  • 5. 
    Of all emotions schizoid PD have trouble expressing                         is the most difficult and they will react passively to adverse situations
    • A. 

      Happiness- even when granted desired objects

    • B. 

      Anger- even in direct provocation

    • C. 

      Sadness- even when death of relative

  • 6. 
    What form of functioning can become impaired particulary if interpersonal invovlement is required?
    • A. 

      Hobbies/interest

    • B. 

      Everyday

    • C. 

      Occupational

  • 7. 
    Due to their lack of social skills and lack of  desire for sexual experiences schizoid PD indiviudlas will not often what?
    • A. 

      Have high paying jobs

    • B. 

      Marry

    • C. 

      Have co morbid diagnosis

  • 8. 
    Schizoid PD may appear as the antecedent of  and somtimes co occur with what  disorders?
    • A. 

      Schizophrenia, schizotypal

    • B. 

      Schizophrenia, Major depressive, substance abuse, GAD, borderline PD, avoidant PD

    • C. 

      Schizophrenia, avoidant PD, Major Depressive, Paranoid PD, Schizotypal,

  • 9. 
    In regards to PD emotional freezing is what?
    • A. 

      Moving from rural to city, lasting several months manifested by solitary activities, constricted affect and deficits in communication

    • B. 

      The grieving process associated with the death of a friend/family member, lasting 5 months

    • C. 

      The ability to only exhibit one emotional affect for a period of several months eg: periods of happiness or sadness

  • 10. 
    Schizoid PD i diagnosied slightly more often in                            and may cause more impairment in them
    • A. 

      Women

    • B. 

      Men

    • C. 

      Children

  • 11. 
    Scizoid PD doesnt have an increased prevalence in the relatives of indiviudals iwth schixophrenia or schizotypal PD
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    Schizoid PD can be distinqueshed from delsuional disorder, schizophrenia and mood disorder with psychotic features because
    • A. 

      All only experience one or the other of cognitive or perceptual distortions

    • B. 

      All only experience depersonalization and trance like states

    • C. 

      All are characterized by a period of persistent psychotic symptoms

  • 13. 
    Diagnositic critera for schizoid PD states that                             or more symptoms pre present to meet criteria A: pervasive pattern of detachment from social realtionships and resitricted range of expression of emotions.....
    • A. 

      4

    • B. 

      3

    • C. 

      5

  • 14. 
    If the criteria are met prior to the onset of schizophrenia add what to scizoid PD?
    • A. 

      Schizophrenia episode

    • B. 

      Premorbid

    • C. 

      Late onset

  • 15. 
    Select ALL 7 symptoms of schizoid PD
    • A. 

      Almost always chooses solitary actives

    • B. 

      Neither desires nor enjoys close relationships, including being part of a family

    • C. 

      Has recurrent suspicions without justification regarding fidelity of spouse or sexual partner

    • D. 

      Has little if any interest in having sexual experiences with another person

    • E. 

      Takes pleasure in few if any activities

    • F. 

      Is inhibited in new interpersonal situations because of feelings of inadequacy

    • G. 

      Is unwilling to get involved with people unless certain of being liked

    • H. 

      Lacks close friends or confidants other than first degree relatives

    • I. 

      Appears indifferent to he praise or criticism of others

    • J. 

      Shows emotional coldness, detachment or flattened affectivity

  • 16. 
    The essential feature of schizotypal PD is a pervasive pattern of                    deficits marked by acute discomfort with and reduced capacity for close realtionships as well as by cognitive or perceptual disortions and eccentricities of behavior
    • A. 

      Intimate and social

    • B. 

      Social and interpersonal

    • C. 

      Occupational and interpersonal

  • 17. 
    The pervasive pattern of schizotypal begins by
    • A. 

      Early childhood

    • B. 

      Early adulthood

    • C. 

      Can develop at anytime

  • 18. 
    Ideas of reference are
    • A. 

      Beliefs are held with delusional conviction

    • B. 

      Incorrect interpretations of casual incidents and external events as having a particular and unusual meaning specifically for the person

    • C. 

      Superstitious beliefs that are outside the norms of their subculture

  • 19. 
    Schizotypl pd may be                     or preoccuipoed wih paranomrla phenomena that aer outside the norms of their subculture
    • A. 

      Alien obsessed

    • B. 

      Superstitious

    • C. 

      Hypochondriacs

  • 20. 
    Select all that are known to be true of schizotypal pd
    • A. 

      Talk to animals

    • B. 

      Feel that they have special powers to sense events before they happen

    • C. 

      Feel they are receiving special unfair discriminatory treatment compared to others

    • D. 

      Read others' thoughts

    • E. 

      Have magical control over others

    • F. 

      Perceptual alterations- sensing another person is present/hearing voices

  • 21. 
    Schizotyal pd are not usally able to                                  when it comes to social realtionships
    • A. 

      Introduce themselves to start interactions

    • B. 

      Negotiate the full range of affects and interpersonal cuing required for successful realtionships

    • C. 

      Understand coherent thoughts and beliefs of healthy individuals

  • 22. 
    Schizotypal pd often come to treatment for associated symptoms and not their primary diagnosis such as
    • A. 

      Depression

    • B. 

      Sexual identity issues

    • C. 

      Anxiety

    • D. 

      Dysphoric affects

    • E. 

      Substance abuse

    • F. 

      Factitious disorders

  • 23. 
    What % of schizotypal pd also have a concurrent diagnosis of major depressive disorder
    • A. 

      15% to 30%

    • B. 

      30% to 50%

    • C. 

      40% to 50%

  • 24. 
    In the sense of cogntive and perceptual disortons what must you take into consideration?
    • A. 

      Dietary choices

    • B. 

      Religious beliefs and rituals

    • C. 

      Hobbies

  • 25. 
    When can schzotypal pd occur?
    • A. 

      Mid-late adulthood only

    • B. 

      Apparent in childhood/adolescence

    • C. 

      Early adulthood only