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Schizoid Personality Disorder
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This community is for those with (or think they have) schizoid personality disorder (spd). Also welcome are those who know of schizoid types... and I guess the list could go on for anyone who has some interest in SPD. - aberwak (group maintainer)

"Schizoid personality disorder is primarily characterized by a very limited range of emotion, both in expression of and experiencing. Persons with this disorder are indifferent to social relationships and display flattened affect." -PSYweb

"Schizoid personality disorder (SPD) is a personality disorder characterised by a lack of interest in social relationships, a tendency towards a solitary lifestyle, and emotional coldness." -Wikipedia: Schizoid Personality Disorder

Schizoid Resources:

  • Websites:
    In addition to the two above resources, here are a few helpful sites.
    - "Schizoid Personality Disorder Criteria" (at PTypes.com)
    - "Schizoid Personality Disorder" (at MentalHealth.com)
    - "Schizoid Personality Disorder" (at Pipeline.com)

  • Books:
    The following books have been recommended by the members of this community
    - Party of one: The Loner's Manifesto, Anneli Rufus
    - The Introvert Advantage, Marti Olsen Laney
    - Schizoid Phenomena, Object Relations, and the Self, Harry Guntrip
    - The Divided Self, R.D. Laing
    - The Self and Others, R. D. Laing
    - Clinical Theology, Frank Lake

  • Internet Groups:
    Aside from theschizoid, these are other online groups for those with, or affected by, Schizoid Personality Disorder.
    - "Schizoid Personality Disorder Chatsite" (at MSN Groups)
    - "Schiziod" (at Yahoo! Groups)
    - "Schizoid Disorders Support" (at Yahoo! Groups)

  • Related LiveJournal Communities:
    If you feel your questions or ideas do not fit in here, you might try some of these other communities. Note they have no relation to this community whatsoever.
    - _dissociation_, a community about dissociation in general
    - asperger, a community about Asperger's Syndrome
    - avoidants, for those dealing with Avoidant Personality Disorder
    - psychhealth, for discussion of mental health (in general)
    - psychology, another place for general psychology discussion
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