Diagnosis

After a physical exam to help rule out other medical conditions, your primary care provider may refer you to a mental health professional for further evaluation.

Diagnosis of schizoid personality disorder is typically based on:

  • Thorough discussion of your symptoms
  • Symptoms listed in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), published by the American Psychiatric Association
  • Your medical and personal history
July 12, 2016
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