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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 Schizotypal Personality Disorderby: David Garcia Definition: Fixed Illusions,incoherent thought and speech, and having feelings of persecution. See things/peoplethat are'nt really there, talk to youself, act "out of it" Symptoms: Discomfort in social situations.Inappropriate displays of feelings.No close friends.Odd behavior or appearance.Odd beliefs, fantasies, or preoccupations.Odd speech. Who is affected? Studies show that men are 49% more likely to have schizotypal disorder than women. 10-30 years of age is the range in which most schizophrenic people are confirmed to have the disease. However, it is very rare for a person to continue being schizophrenic in the elderly years of life. African Americans are 3 times more likely to be diagnosed with schizotypal personality disorder than any other race. Treatments There is Cognital Behaviour Therapy, which helps with the schizophrenic person.Psychotherapy is a common form of counsoling to help the person share their feelingsand to improve their mental health.Medication to treat this disease is called an antipsychotic. Such examples of medicationsare haloperidol and trifluoperazine.If the disease is not treated quickly, it can mean a much shorter life span and untreatablesymptoms. 3 Facts about Schizotypal Personality Disorder 1% of Americans will have this disease. 10% of schizophrenic people commit suicide. The direct cause is unknown, but is being more understood as scientists study its effects on people
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