Schizoid Personality Disorder

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At one point in our lives or another, we have all been to school, we have all been into the lunchroom, and we have all seen those few children that sit by themselves and don’t say anything, don’t look around, and don’t seem even the least bit interested. The greater parts of society looks at these odd children and then brushes them off and say to themselves “Oh they are just weird, I wouldn’t want to be their friend either.” But have you ever stopped and thought maybe its something deeper? Maybe these kids have a mental disorder that causes them to be that way. Maybe, just maybe, its not even their own choice but its forced upon them by abusive and neglectful parents that obliterate their children’s trust so far that they cant even function in society as a regular human being. This mental disorder is called Schizoid personality disorder. Schizoid personality disorder is a mental block that causes kids, and adults, to be completely shut- in and have no inclination to develop any type of personal relationships with other people. These persons tend to exhibit “secretiveness, inclination towards mystical pursuits, [excessive] shyness, sensitivity, and excessive day-dreaming” (Akhtar 500). With these characteristics prevailing, it is easy to see that persons with Schizoid personality disorder (SPD) find the incapability to function and have a regular life. Caused by abuse and neglect from parents, Schizoid personality disorder causes humans to be completely uninterested with relationships with other people, thus causing them to become unsuccessful members of society being unmarried, jobless, and ultimately homeless. The cause of SPD has not been specifically pinpointed but there are many speculations on what it could be. Many scient... ... middle of paper ... ...l Justice 5.1 (2013): 44+. Opposing Viewpoints in Context. Web. 13 Dec. 2013. Kosson, David S., Et Al. "Assessing Interpersonal Aspects Of Schizoid Personality Disorder: Preliminary Validation Studies." Journal Of Personality Assessment 90.2 (2008): 185-196. Academic Search Premier. Web. 13 Dec. 2013. Lakasing, Edin. "Personality Disorders And Heartsink Patients." Update 72.1 (2006): 57-61. Academic Search Premier. Web. 12 Jan. 2014. Lewin, Stephanie. "Reply To Commentaries." Psychoanalytic Dialogues 21.5 (2011): 589-592. Academic Search Premier. Web. 13 Dec. 2013. "Mental Disorders." Schizoid Personality Disorder. N.p., n.d. Web. 07 Jan. 2014. Thylstrup, Birgitte, and Morten Hesse. "I Am Not Complaining"--Ambivalence Construct In Schizoid Personality Disorder." American Journal Of Psychotherapy 63.2 (2009): 147-167. Academic Search Premier. Web. 13 Dec. 2013.
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