At Visions Treatment Centers, we work with specialists and therapists to find different teen schizoid personality disorder treatment modalities to effectively and meet patients’ unique recovery needs. Schizoid personality disorder refers to a pattern of detachment from others, and a distinct difficulty expressing emotions. Teens with schizoid personality disorder may be incredibly introverted, and generally avoid intimacy or close relationships of any kind. They are very hard to provoke and have a hard time expressing their emotions.
The term “schizoid” refers to the Greek for a split or cleft, as in schism, and signifies how someone can be emotionally split from everyone else. Schizoid personality disorder is separate from schizophrenia (which frequently includes episodes of psychosis), and schizotypal personality disorder (a personality disorder characterized by “eccentric” behavior and thought, often in those related to schizophrenia patients).
There is a difference between having trouble expressing emotions and having a limited emotional scope. Teens with schizoid personality disorder still experience loss, anger, love, sadness, and joy. But they do not particularly respond to confrontation and can seem rather distant or cold. They have a hard time expressing gratitude or showing others how much they care (or whether they care at all). Because of this, they struggle with social interaction and forming relationships, platonic or otherwise.