People Without Emotional Reactivity

Oct 31st 2013 at 12:24 AM

They often exhibit an exterior "bland" without emotional reactivity visible, and rarely reciprocate gestures or facial expressions such as smiles or nods (Criterion A7).

Claim that rarely experience strong emotions, such as anger and joy, often exhibit a restricted affect and seem cold and indifferent.

however, in very unusual circumstances in which these individuals, at least temporarily, they feel more at ease to reveal themselves, can acknowledge painful feelings, particularly related to social interactions.

The Schizoid Personality Disorder should not be diagnosed if the pattern of behavior occurs exclusively during the course of  Schizophrenia,

Mood Disorder With Psychotic Features, another Psychotic Disorder, or  a Pervasive Developmental Disorder , or it is due to the direct physiological effects of a neurological condition (e.g., temporal lobe epilepsy) or other general medical condition (Criterion B).

Associated Features and Disorders Individuals with  Schizoid Personality Disorder  may have a particular difficulty expressing anger, even in direct response to the challenge, which contributes for printing do not have feelings.

Their lives often seem to have a direction, like "walking aimlessly" in terms of goals.

Such individuals often react passively to adverse circumstances and have difficulty responding appropriately to important events in their lives. Article Source By

In view of their lack of social skills and desire to have sexual experiences, individuals with this disorder have few relationships, romantic encounters infrequent and usually do not marry.  Occupational functioning may be impaired, particularly if there is need for personal involvement, but individuals with this disorder may do well when working under conditions of social isolation.

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