Schizoid personality disorder (SPD or SzPD) is characterized by a pervasive pattern of detachment from social relationships and a restricted range of emotional expression in social settings.
Schizoid personality disorder affects less than 1% of the general population and it is more common in males than in females. The onset of symptoms of schizoid personality disorder typically starts in late childhood or adolescence, and they might affect males more than females.
Schizotypal Personality Disorder vs Schizophrenia
While both share some symptoms, the main differences between the two are that people with schizoid personality disorder are in touch with reality, they make sense when they speak, and they usually don’t experience paranoia or hallucinations.