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Diagnosis

Criteria for a schizoid

 International Classification of Diseases (ICD-10), offers the following criteria:

[In blue the DSM-IV criteria] 

(a) Emotional coldness, detachment or reduced affection.

[Shows emotional coldness, detachment or flattened affect]
(b) Limited capacity to express either positive or negative emotions towards others.

 
(c) Consistent preference  for solitary activities.

[Almost always chooses solitary activities]
(d) Very few, if any, close friends or relationships, and a lack of desire for such.

[Neither desires nor enjoys close relationships, including being part of a family]

[Lacks close friends or confidants other than first-degree relatives]
(e) Indifference to either praise or criticism.

[Appears indifferent to the praise or criticism of others]
(f) Taking pleasure in few, if any, activities.

[Takes pleasure in few, if any, activities]
(g) Indifference to social norms and conventions.


(h) Preoccupation with fantasy and introspection


(i) Lack of desire for sexual experiences with another person.

[Has little, if any, interest in having sexual experiences with another person]

Excludes:
* Asperger's syndrome
* delusional disorder
* schizophrenia
* schizotypal disorder

To see  Schizoid personality tests

 (  This web page is available .........in Spanish .............in French  )

 Site updated on May 23, 2010    

                  

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