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I Have Schizotypal Personality Disorder

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    I Think My Brother Needs Help

    I am concerned that my brother may have Schizotypal personality disorder.  He is idiosyncratic to say the least.  He goes through short periods when he is very sensitive to being touched - refuses to be hugged or patted on the back.  He is fixated on minor things...
    BigSister73 BigSister73 31-35 2 Responses Aug 5, 2009

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    My Alternate Reality, Unknown By All But Me

    I have three alter egos, I will start with Lucinda; Lucinda is a DragonWarrior, DragonWarrior's have different social status's, ranks, powers, and elements that they rely on. Lucinda was born as any regular Junior-DragonWarrior is with little to no powers.By the time that...
    CrimsonSnowTigress CrimsonSnowTigress 18-21, F Aug 14, 2013

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    I Was Diagnosed With Schizotypal Personality Disorder

     Hello. I was diagnosed with schizotypal personality disorder about three years ago. For 2 1/2 of those years I was on medication and in recent months I decided to go off of it. Before my diagnosis life was pretty unbearable. I decided to go to psychotherapy once a week...
    imokimok imokimok 36-40 11 Responses May 23, 2009

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    Turned Up A Rock

    It may be a side effect of my particular flavor of dysfunction, but I have never experienced this phenomenon so strongly before. So here I am. I'm undergoing some interviewing and discussion with my therapist lately over Schizotypal PD. She and my pdoc have agreed that this is...
    Kefaires Kefaires 26-30 1 Response Mar 8, 2013

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    Trying To Figure Out What Life's All About

    I've always been different, I suppose. Even as a kid, I never had many friends - because I was sure people only wanted to harm me. I started to show signs of major depression as a teenager: the cutting and suicide attempt made that much clear. I was finally sent to see a shrink...
    LilaRainbowLily LilaRainbowLily 22-25, F 4 Responses Mar 15, 2012

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    Feeling Different

    Growing up I always felt dfferent, now I know I'm different. Yes I have a family, Yes I have a home ,but nobody knows the life inside my head. I have been diganosed with schizoid personality disorder,depressive personality disorder,paranoid personality disorder,and dis-socail...
    frazzle frazzle 36-40 3 Responses Feb 2, 2009

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    My Psychic Powers

    Until the day before yesterday, (when I was diagnosed with Schizotypal personality disorder) I was absolutely convinced that I could calm down babies and stop them crying with my mind.....now I'm not so sure
    mrzeezee mrzeezee 41-45, M 4 Responses Feb 9, 2013

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    My Story

    Symptoms of Schizotypal Personality Disorder Schizotypal personality disorder is characterized by a pattern of social and interpersonal deficits marked by acute discomfort with, and reduced capacity for, close relationships as well as by cognitive or perceptual distortions and...
    maltesemermaid maltesemermaid 41-45, F 26 Responses Apr 6, 2012

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    I'm Not Completly Sure, But I May Have Schizotypal Personality Disorder.

    So basically a few months ago I started getting a bit disturbed with my mind......like I was feeling detatched and it kind of freaked me out so I posted a topic about that concern on a internet forum. someone there suggested I could be experiancing derealization, so I looked that...
    comfortablynumb13 comfortablynumb13 18-21, F 5 Responses Aug 15, 2010

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    The Question Is: How To Help Him?

    My 26 year old son has been diagnosed with this disorder. But now what? He refuses to take his medication and does not realize that he has a problem. He cannot live in a group home, by himself and very difficult with family. As his mother I am so frustrated with not having any...
    statebridgecrossing statebridgecrossing 56-60, F 1 Response May 5, 2013

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    A Potential Schizotypal

    If you're reading this to find something interesting you likely won't. I'm just writing this to kind of vent, so to speak. To start off I'm 17. I think I'm a potential Schizotypal because I exhibit many of the symptoms, some of which I didn't even know were abnormal until...
    GiveMeTheButter GiveMeTheButter 16-17 Oct 13, 2012

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    I think that I am schizotypal

    rather than schizoaffective which I was diagnosed with. Depression isn't the biggest problem. I've invented games to play solitary fashion which none of my few friends understand. I'm obsessed with numbers and don't socialize with people well at all. A conversation lasting...
    4k5dii 4k5dii 46-50, M 2 days ago

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    Working On Me

    Hello!  I was "unofficially" diagnosed with spd when I was about 16.  I was a classic case, still sort of am.  But I've been working on myself, trying to get rid of some of the more maladaptive behaviors, and so far I've met with a lot of success. ...
    Lucid Lucid 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 13, 2009

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    Finding Out

    I've always had some kind of notion that i had a personality disorder. So i took a few online Phd approved tests. They were all positive for schizotypal, paranoia, dependant, borderline, bi polar, and others but i'm mostly interested about being schizotypal. so i read about it. i...
    EmmaKelsey EmmaKelsey 16-17, F 12 Responses Sep 29, 2008

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    Sometimes I Dont Like Myself

    I hate the feelings that come along with this disorder. The pain of feeling like everyone is purposly trying to hurt me. The deep sadness and loneliness because I can't maintain a friendship. The frustration of knowing that my brain tells me that things are happening one way but...
    mindofmayhem mindofmayhem 36-40 Oct 10, 2013

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    An Even Stranger Stranger.

    I'm 28 and I guess I suffer from SPD. I mean, I do, but it's difficult to detach myself enough from my thoughts to have an existential understanding of living with a personality disorder. I've been struggling with defining my psycho-emotional problems since longer than I...
    Thegoldeel Thegoldeel 26-30, F 4 Responses Mar 17, 2013

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    Diagnosis Yesterday....

    Since my mind was able to think back on my childhood I have known that something about me was entirely unlike the others around me. I wasn't entirely aware of this as a child but looking back later to compare me behavior with that of others I could realize, as an adult, why I was...
    FancyMilitia FancyMilitia 26-30 6 Responses May 29, 2009

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    I Was Diagnosed With Schizotypal Personality Disorder

     Hello. I was diagnosed with schizotypal personality disorder about three years ago. For 2 1/2 of those years I was on medication and in recent months I decided to go off of it. Before my diagnosis life was pretty unbearable. I decided to go to psychotherapy once a week...
    imokimok imokimok 36-40 2 Responses May 23, 2009

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    Trapped In A Lucid Dream.

    My whole life up until I turned 11 went normally. My family found out that my dad had been molesting my sister, and that impacted our emotions deeply, but it didn't change my brain. I was still a normal child, a little starry eyed and "weird" but average. But gradually from Jr...
    seanymph9 seanymph9 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 21, 2013

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    My Psychiatrist Thinks I Have Schizotypal Personality Disorder

    so when i was 3 i had a traumatic experience with my babysitter's ex husband breaking into her house with a knife and i had to hide in the closet and he was looking for me and her kids and i guess his "brilliant" plan was to hold us hostage until she said she would take...
    rainbowxgiraffe rainbowxgiraffe 18-21 1 Response Jul 5, 2009

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    Well Here We Go Again ......... Ha Ha

    I have been recently diagnosed with the disorder, and to say im pleased to finally have an answer as to why im slightly odd, a little eccentric and to know theres a reason behind the things that i do is great. Ive been struggling to get an answer for around 5 years but after...
    Dyamond Dyamond 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 17, 2009

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    Shamanic Illness

    Like most of you PTSD is the main cause of this growing disease that haunts me everyday. I personally have struggled to control my shadow self for these last few years- I am very aware of how disbalanced I am. Especially with logic and the male aspect of my self. Lately, I'm...
    Aquariuslove07 Aquariuslove07 18-21, F 5 Responses Aug 24, 2012

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    I grew up thinking I was unattractive.

    I grew up thinking no one loved me. My mom suffered with addiction while she was pregnant with me (and well into her adult life). Shortly after I was born she abondoned me in an empty building. I lived in foster care until my father came back from serving overseas and his side...
    TyraLA TyraLA 22-25 2 Responses Jan 17

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    Learning To Live With Myself...

    Recently in years since my Father died on August 25, 2008 my life has changed in such a dramatic way I wonder if I am dreaming. Before my Father died I was (what I thought) an average person, the product of abuse and doing their best to grow up and be a good Mom to my then...
    jessiboo17 jessiboo17 26-30, F 2 Responses Oct 2, 2012

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    I Published My Schizotypal Novel: Goodbye To Beekman Place

    "Hug me or hit me…those are your only two options." This is going to sound like I'm using this forum to promote my book, and I suppose there is some truth to that: this my very first post outside the comfort of FaceBook friends telling the world that "Goodbye to Beekman Place...
    WestSideDave WestSideDave 41-45, M 2 Responses Feb 24, 2013

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    My Best Friend Is Me

    My "imagined" life is far more interesting than my real life. Stacy is my alter ego and not really much of my friend, meaning we don't get along very well. She is sweet and nice and cries all the time. I'm more aggressive and straight forward. She's extremely sex-obsessed and...
    CrazyBubbleMonkey CrazyBubbleMonkey 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 1, 2010

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    What They Don't Tell You About...

    Call me whatever  you want. You ain't got nothin' on me.
    effensweet effensweet 22-25, M Jan 11, 2013

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    Its More of a Self- Diagonses

    After taking a personality assessment on-line for personality disorders it came up without 83% shizotypal personality disorder. After researching for a long time i found a definition that explained who i am in  great detail. I printed off a sheet of facts and showed them to...
    SuperRobotMonkeyTeam SuperRobotMonkeyTeam 16-17, F 6 Responses May 29, 2009

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    I Just Found Out About This Today, And I Really Think I Have It.

    I found out about SPD today and took a few tests online and it says I have it, and I think it's true. I have major social anxiety with people I don't know or formal conversations with people I do know. I avoid situations like that often. I also have the feeling people think I'm...
    Batgirl626 Batgirl626 13-15, F 4 Responses Jun 3, 2013

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    This Is Me...

    I have schizophrenia. I discovered this about a year ago. It scared me. It terrifies me to this day. It sucks. Not knowing if something is real, if a feeling is truly yours. A while ago, I was convinced my parents could read everything I was thinking. I am still convinced now...
    CasperAdair CasperAdair 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 19, 2013

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    This Is The Story About A Schizotypal Guy Who Fell For A Shy Girl.

    I’m Mexican, so excuse my English. I think I’m falling for the shyest and cutest girl I’ve ever met. And since schizotypals are considered as people that have troubles with relationships, social situations and stuff, that makes things a little bit more difficult, mostly...
    runningthroughthenight runningthroughthenight 18-21 1 Response Sep 27, 2012

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    Dealing With The Thoughts Is The Fun Part.

     As far as I can tell, my childhood was relatively normal.  I can not think of a single real thing that I would want to change, even though there are little things that seem to jive with descriptions I have been given, a parent that didn't give proper emotional support...
    Naedlus Naedlus 31-35, M Jan 22, 2010

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    Input?

    I'm not sure if I have this or not, but it really would explain a lot. I'm a girl in high school. I'm really jumpy and sensitive to touch. If someone touches me and I can't see them, I jerk away...it's really not something my family enjoys, they're pretty...huggy. I don't like...
    decidedlyaverage decidedlyaverage 16-17 1 Response Dec 6, 2010

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    Romantically Involved With Schizotypal....

    I 've been in a romantic relationship with a guy that I'm slowly suspecting is schizotypal or schizophrenic. Of course in the beginning I thought of him as a pretty creative person and that some of his "differences" were cultural in nature as he's...
    sxyvirgo sxyvirgo 41-45 6 Responses May 24, 2008

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    Fear and Loathing

    I have SPD. Im not sure what else to say. I'm really just curious to meet others who share in my "madness".
    EmbracingAngst EmbracingAngst 31-35 3 Responses Oct 15, 2008

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    , Moon Bound, Astral Sick. I Need A Life Boat

    I don't want fans on this sight, I may not be popular on Experience project, But I truly don't see why any of that Superficial nonsense is even incorperated on this site. I feel it's souly for emotional ventilation, and maybe hope that some soul out there could possibly have...
    seanymph9 seanymph9 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 2, 2013

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    I Am Healing

    I was diagnosed with stpd when I was 19, I am now 40. For a long time I didn't really believe that I was correctly diagnosed and thought the psychiatrist was full of crap. I lived with the symptoms of the disorder not really understanding that what I was experiencing was abnormal...
    LilDreamer12 LilDreamer12 36-40 1 Response Aug 29, 2013

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    Or At Least I Used to

    I was diagnosed as being schizotypal when I was 16, right after I dropped out of high school due to social anxiety attacks.  I lost contact with all my friends (they were less friends and more aquantances, I didn't really have friends, just people I ate lunch with). And I...
    Lucid Lucid 22-25, F 5 Responses Aug 8, 2007

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    Finding Joy In Moments Of Accomplishment

    About a month and a half ago, I wrote a post describing my first novel - and how terrified I was to have it published. At the time I wrote about how I believed my book to be a solid case study of undiagnosed schizotypal personality disorder, and now more than ever, I'm convinced...
    WestSideDave WestSideDave 41-45, M 2 Responses Mar 29, 2013

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    Undiagnosed

    I'm only 17, but all my life, my mother has been a diagnosed bipolar/schizophrenic. She began doing cocaine not long after my youngest brother was born, which didn't exactly help her insanity. She's been in and out of my life for the past twelve years and I never really...
    JLoritz JLoritz 18-21 3 Responses May 5, 2013

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    General Experiences

    Hello! This is my first time posting on this website! I've been professionally diagnosed with Schizotypal Personality Disorder, Depression, and a generalized Anxiety disorder 5 years ago. I am on 5 different medications ranging from anti-psychotics, anti-depressants and anti...
    Synthesthesia Synthesthesia 22-25, M 3 Responses Oct 23, 2013

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    I Think I Have Spd, Not Sure

    I think that I may have schizotypal personality disorder or at least some features of it, but I've never been diagnosed. I know for sure there is definitely something seriously wrong with me and my (in)ability to form lasting relationships with other people. I have been to...
    kelly79 kelly79 31-35 3 Responses Aug 18, 2011

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    Im A Freak

    u guess, i have schitzotypal and its tough for me, i feel as if no one exactly understands, and idk why but im so embarrassed of it and what i see. i dont want people to see how much of a freak i am.
    everybodyswrong everybodyswrong 18-21, F 5 Responses Aug 1, 2012

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    I was diagnosed with Schiztotypal Disorder in

    2011 and ever since then things have begun to be understandable yet difficult. It explained why I feel detached and disconnected from the world and how I have always liked to be by myself rather than around people. I have trouble making friends and keeping them, and when I am...
    m4ch1n3121 m4ch1n3121 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 21

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    I Feel Like Everyone Is Out To Get Me: The Story Of A Very Confused Girl

    When I was in 5th grade my parents started fighting. I cried a lot. I was really scared on what would happen with my family. As I'm rereading the sentence I get this ugly feeling inside of me. Its saying, why do you care about what happens? Its just your family right? It makes me...
    GirlThatThinksTooMuch GirlThatThinksTooMuch 13-15 1 Response Oct 27, 2012

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    All Of My Life

    All of my life, all of it...I've been scared. So lonely and no close friends until Highschool. I find it really hard relating to people in real life...but in my mind...it's easier. For example: If I'm invited to a party, I imagine that I will dance and have fun, but when Im...
    Coruchi Coruchi 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 24, 2012

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    Just Me!!

    UHi there im here for the same reason we all our im scitzotypal its not that difficult to say really when you put it out there is it. Just wanted to share my story im a normal man with a normal job a few odd beliefs these change from week to week ive done some stupid things but...
    joalchamesus2devilc joalchamesus2devilc 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 24, 2012

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    Don't Take Me Back! I'm Not Fully Insane; This Time...

    I found out about Schizotypal Personality Disorder a few weeks ago and took some tests online and it says I have it. I think it's true. I have major social anxiety with people I don't know or formal conversations with people I do know. I also have the feeling people think I'm...
    SmilesKillMe SmilesKillMe 13-15, F 2 Responses Sep 4, 2013

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    Ocd-like Schizotypal Disorder

    Hi, I have this paranoia that my thoughts can influence things. And this stresses me out, cause I believe that my thoughts can cause bad things to happen to other people. In addition to this, I also have weird feelings about how I write or type something on paper can affect...
    aldfngr46 aldfngr46 18-21 1 Response Jan 5, 2013

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    Mainstream Madness - Are We Really That Odd Or Eccentric After All?

    How do we keep our identity as a schizotypal when the things we "oddly" take interest in become mainstream? The second diagnostic criteria of Schizotypal Personality Disorder is: "Odd beliefs or magical thinking that influences behavior and is inconsistent with subcultural norms...
    esotericone esotericone 26-30, F 3 Responses Mar 29, 2013

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    Related Experiences

    Recently been told I may have Borderline Personality Disorder. It's not a confirmed diagnosis yet, but I'm pretty sure I have it, definitely makes more sense to me than the...
    atremain atremain 18-21, F Apr 3

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    i have borderline personality disorder maybe i have to join another group lee anne
    maddisongrace maddisongrace 46-50, F 2 Responses Mar 29

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    My problem with getting this diagnosis was that I used to not like the fact that everyone gets labels. I mean, I still feel like certain terms get thrown around way too casually...
    showusyoursouls showusyoursouls 18-21, F Apr 1

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    Okay.. well, Im a 16 year old girl, been in and out of the hospital for depression, selfharm, anxiety. That was all two years ago. I've lived with a dad that has pretended that i...
    Soldottern Soldottern 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 26

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    I have PSTD and personality disorder which I don't know how to handle.
    godswish49 godswish49 46-50, M 2 Responses Apr 4

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    Wow . I'm so beyond bored right know when I shouldn't be . Blah maybe the whole borderline personality disorder is getting in my way . Hmmm
    Briinx Briinx 31-35, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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