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Trastorno esquizoide de la personalidad - Overview

Nombres alternativos

Trastorno de la personalidad esquizoide

Definición:

Es una afección psiquiátrica en la cual una persona tiene un patrón vitalicio de indiferencia hacia los demás y de aislamiento social.

Causas, incidencia y factores de riesgo:

La causa del trastorno esquizoide de la personalidad se desconoce. Este trastorno puede estar relacionado con la esquizofrenia y comparte con ésta muchos de los mismos factores de riesgo.

Sin embargo, este trastorno no es tan incapacitante como la esquizofrenia, ya que no causa alucinaciones, delirios ni la desconexión completa de la realidad que se presenta en los casos de esquizofrenia sin tratamiento (o resistente al tratamiento).

  • Reviewed last on: 11/14/2010
  • Linda Vorvick, MD, Medical Director, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, University of Washington School of Medicine; and David B. Merrill, MD, Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiary, Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.

Referencias

Blais MA, Smallwood P, Groves JE, Rivas-Vazquez RA. Personality and personality disorders. In: Stern TA, Rosenbaum JF, Fava M, Biederman J, Rauch SL, eds. Massachusetts General Hospital Comprehensive Clinical Psyhchiatry. 1st ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Mosby Elsevier;2008:chap 39.

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