People with schizotypal personality disorder may seek help from their primary care provider because of other symptoms such as anxiety, depression or angry outbursts or for treatment of substance abuse.
After a physical exam to help rule out other medical conditions, your primary care provider may refer you to a mental health provider for further evaluation.
Diagnosis of schizotypal personality disorder typically is based on:
- Thorough interview about your symptoms
- Your personal and medical history
- Symptoms listed in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), published by the American Psychiatric Association