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Schizoid Personality Disorder: Understanding Its Isolation

Schizoid personality disorder may look like psychopathy, depression, & more, unless you truly understand the symptoms. Learn those signs with Dr. Ramani.

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Series Overview

Schizoid Personality Disorder: Understanding the Basics 14 Min

Dr. Ramani breaks down the basics of schizoid personality disorder and explains how it’s different than similar conditions like schizophrenia, psychopathy, social anxiety, and more.

Who Typically Suffers from Schizoid Personality Disorder? (Causes & Risks) 6 Min

Most mental health conditions have more than just one cause, and schizoid personality disorder is no exception. Dr. Ramani walks through the various reasons someone would develop schizoid personality disorder, and how each factor influences its development.

The 7 Traits of Schizoid Personality Disorder, Explained 10 Min

Diagnosing schizoid personality disorder requires providers to look at seven key personality traits. Dr. Ramani explains each one, and how to spot the symptoms in day-to-day life.

Long-Term Outcomes of Schizoid Personality Disorder 9 Min

Dr. Ramani explains what long-term management looks like for both the loved ones and the person living with it.


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About the Series

It’s unfathomable to many people that someone could be utterly and completely indifferent to other human beings. Those with schizoid personality disorder live with this chronic indifference every day. Sufferers of schizoid personality disorder aren’t just indifferent to other people; they are also detached altogether from any type of emotion.

Each session in this first-of-its-kind series demystifies the nature of schizoid personality disorder. Internationally-renowned personality disorder expert Dr. Ramani walks through what experts know about its causes, why it can often look like other disorders, and the key personality traits providers look for when diagnosing schizoid personality disorder.

Regardless of whether you’re a loved one of someone with schizoid personality disorder, suspect you may show symptoms, or are just curious about mental health, this series is designed to shed light on a rare behavior pattern: one that represents an area of human functioning and relationships that the mental health field continues to explore.

Who is this series for?

This series is a crucial tool for supporters and family members who want credentialed and actionable information on an often misrepresented diagnosis.

This series is also invaluable for health professionals and students who want an in-depth education from an internationally-renowned personality disorder expert and psychologist.

"Thank you for covering this topic. My brother was diagnosed with schizoid personality disorder and it's been very difficult to find information on this topic. This series not only helped me but I watched it with a few other family members and we all are much more informed."
MedCircle Member

In this series, you’ll discover:

  • How to spot the differences between schizoid personality disorder and conditions with similar symptoms like schizophrenia, schizotypal personality disorder, antisocial personality disorder, social anxiety, and depression.
  • How schizoid personality disorder affects someone’s day-to-day functioning and relationships
  • How providers diagnose schizoid personality disorder using seven key criteria
  • The long-term outcomes of schizoid personality disorder
  • How to interact with a family member who may be suffering from schizoid personality disorder

“We human beings are a social, tribal species. A human being [with schizoid personality disorder] not wanting contact with other human beings actually defies the evolutionary order. While not everybody may want to have a child… our central nervous systems are wired to need other people.”

Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Ph.D.


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You can get free access to all 4 segments of this video series when you become a MedCircle Member. You’ll also get access to every video series from the MedCircle doctors.