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Whats the difference between Schizoid, Schizoaffective, Schizotypal and schizophrenia?

1 Answer
Dec 3, 2016


See below :)


Schizoid: Describing a person with a personality disorder where someone avoids social contact in general.

Schizoaffective disorder: A person who has schizophrenia along with a different disorder, such as depression or being bipolar.

Schizotypal: Usually does not understand social patterns/behaviors, are paranoid, and sometimes have anxiety.

Schizophrenia: A disorder associated with symptoms of general psychotic behavior, reduced cognitive functioning, and other symptoms. ( more here: https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/schizophrenia/index.shtml)