Wednesday, March 21, 2007

We're all crazy! - 21st C Schizoid Man...

Schizotypal personality disorder, or simply schizotypal disorder, is a personality disorder that is characterized by a need for social isolation, odd behavior and thinking, and often unconventional beliefs such as being convinced of having extra sensory abilities.

A mnemonic that can be used to remember the criteria for schizotypal personality disorder is ME PECULIAR:

M - magical thinking, superstitiousness or the paranormal
E - eccentric behavior or appearance
P - paranoid ideation
E - experiences unusual perceptions
C - constricted affect
U - unusual thinking & speech
L - lacks friends
I - ideas of reference
A - anxiety (socially)
R - rule out psychotic disorders & pervasive developmental disorder

Go get 'em tiger!


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