Schizotypal Personality Disorder
The cause of this condition is not clear. It is likely due to genes and environment.
|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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Symptoms of schizotypal personality disorder may be:
- Feeling uneasy with people
- Problems forming relationships
- Odd speech, dress, and grooming
- 'Magical' thinking—having special powers
- Odd or paranoid thoughts
- Problems showing some emotions
- Talking to self
The goal is to treat the disorder. Other mental health problems may also need to be treated. Options may be:
- Counseling—to help with coping
- Group therapy—to help with social skills
- Medicine—to treat thinking problems
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