Schizotypal personality disorder

A type of personality characterized by unusual patterns of speech and behavior and by social withdrawal. See also Asperger syndrome.

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[DSM-IV] a personality disorder characterized by marked deficits in social and interpersonal competence and eccentricities in ideation, appearance, and behavior; ideas of reference are common, as are odd beliefs or magical thinking, cognitive or perceptual distortions, little capability or desire for close relationships, excessive social anxiety, suspiciousness, and occasional paranoid ideation. It differs from schizophrenia, to which it is related, in having only transient psychotic episodes, if any.

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