schizoid personality disorder

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A personality disorder characterized by a pervasive detachment from social relationships and a restricted range of emotional expression, indicated by such signs and symptoms as a lack of desire for or enjoyment of close relationships; almost exclusive choice of solitary pursuits; little or no interest in having sexual relationships; enjoyment of few activities; lack of close friends or confidants other than immediate family members; apparent indifference to praise and criticism; and emotional coldness, detachment, and affective flattening. See also schizoid personality. Compare Asperger's disorder, avoidant personality disorder, schizophrenia, schizotypal personality disorder.

Subjects: Psychology.

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