Dating someone with schizoid personality disorder

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These include a significantly compromised quality of life, smaller GAF scores after 15 years and one of the lowest levels of life success of all PDs (measured as "status, wealth and successful relationships").

Schizoid personality disorder is a poorly studied disorder and there is little clinical data on SPD because it is rarely encountered in clinical settings.

Some individuals with SPD who are in treatment say that life passes them by or they feel like living in a shell; they see themselves as "missing the bus" and complain of observing life from a distance.

The PD may say they want a healthy marriage but their actions frequently create an unsafe environment for the spouse to be transparent.But there is some evidence of links and shared genetic risk between SPD, other cluster A personality disorders and schizophrenia.Thus, SPD is thought to be a "schizophrenia spectrum disorder".Critics argue that the definition of SPD is flawed due to cultural bias and that it does not constitute a mental disorder but simply an avoidant attachment style requiring more distant emotional proximity.If that is true, then many of the more problematic reactions these individuals show in social situations may be partly accounted for by the judgments commonly imposed on people with this style.

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