Schizotypal Personality Disorder
|Frontal Lobe of the Brain|
|Although the cause of personality disorders is not clear, it is believed that the frontal lobe is where personality and impulses arise.|
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- Gender: male
- Relatives with schizophrenia
- Odd or eccentric dress and grooming
- Unusual style of communication
- "Magical" thinking
- Peculiar, outlandish, or paranoid ideas or beliefs
- Difficulty forming relationships
- Social anxiety
- Talking to self
Mental Health America http://www.nmha.org
National Institute of Mental Health http://www.nimh.nih.gov
Canadian Mental Health Association http://www.cmha.ca
Canadian Psychiatric Association http://www.cpa-apc.org
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Schizotypal personality disorder. Cleveland Clinic website. Available at: http://my.clevelandclinic.org/disorders/personality%5Fdisorders/hic%5Fschizotypal%5Fpersonality%5Fdisorder.aspx . Accessed April 1, 2009.
Schizotypal personality disorder. DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed/what.php . Updated May 14, 2008. Accessed April 1, 2009.
Schizotypal personality disorder. Mayo Clinic website. Available at: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/schizotypal-personality-disorder/DS00830/DSECTION=treatments-and-drugs . Accessed April 1, 2009.
- Reviewer: Rimas Lukas, MD
- Review Date: 09/2012 -
- Update Date: 00/92/2012 -