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Schizotypal Personality Disorder (STPD): How to Uncover Peace of Mind

Schizotypal personality disorder (STPD) is one of the most perplexing personality disorders. Discover its truths, myths, & treatments with Dr. Ramani.

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Series Overview

Schizotypal Personality Disorder (STPD): Uncovering Its Elusiveness 12 Min

In our first session, clinical psychologist, Dr. Ramani Durvasula walks through the trademark behaviors of schizotypal personality disorder. She also breaks down its types, common misdiagnoses, misconceptions, and which demographics are most affected.

The Causes and Risks of Developing Schizotypal Personality Disorder 9 Min

Dr. Ramani sheds light on the biological, developmental, environmental, and temperamental causes and risk factors of STPD. She also explains the role social influences play in the development of STPD.

How to Spot the Signs of Schizotypal Personality Disorder 9 Min

Dr. Ramani shares the signs of schizotypal personality disorder in adolescents and adults, and some of the most common examples of STPD behavior.

The 9 Traits of Schizotypal Personality Disorder, Explained 12 Min

Dr. Ramani breaks down the nine traits of schizotypal personality disorder and why someone with STPD exhibits them.

STPD Treatment Options and How to Find Help As a Supporter 14 Min

In our final session, Dr. Ramani explains how someone living with schizotypal personality disorder typically ends up in a clinician’s office. She walks through the diagnostic process, treatment options, and how families can cope with this diagnosis.


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About the Series

Schizotypal personality disorder (STPD) is a deeply perplexing condition. It can look like severe social anxiety, a psychotic disorder, paranoia, or even certain thought disorders such as schizophrenia. However, there are key, trademark differences between STPD and these lookalike disorders.

There is so much that loved ones, supporters and mental health professionals need to understand when it comes to the causes, risk factors, and diagnosis of this extremely elusive disorder. However, as a supporter or clinician of someone with STPD, there are creative ways to give the sufferer the best chance possible to live a life that is safe – and a life that is healthier than the one they may be living now.

While there are innovative ways to find effective care for someone living with STPD, education has to be the first step. In this insightful series, personality disorders expert and clinical psychologist, Dr. Ramani Durvasula uncovers the truths, myths, and treatment choices for schizotypal personality disorder.

Who is this series for?

If you know someone whose behaviors match those mentioned above, then this series is for you.

Those who know someone diagnosed with schizotypal personality disorder will learn actionable strategies for helping someone with STPD symptoms.

This series is also incredibly beneficial for health workers and providers who want to know how the complicated diagnosis of schizotypal personality disorder presents in clinical settings and in the real world.

In this series, you’ll discover:

  • How to recognize when eccentric behaviors go from being nothing more than personality traits to a full-blown clinical disorder that may call for treatment
  • The biological, environmental, and societal influences that may lead someone to develop schizotypal personality disorder (STPD)
  • The differences between STPD, schizoid personality disorder, social anxiety, and schizophrenia – and why STPD may imitate these other diagnoses
  • Effective strategies for communicating with someone with STPD
  • Treatment choices available for STPD

“There is really innovative, cutting-edge work happening from people who do community-based, frontline mental health services and care...there are ways family members can ensure a level of safety for their loved ones [with STPD].”

Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Ph.D.


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