Schizotypal personality disorder treatment helps people understand the underlying issues associated with this condition. These issues are usually feelings of isolation, alienation or paranoia. A supportive approach is essential in treating schizotypal personality disorder since exploratory or probing approaches may make a person feel threatened. A typical treatment plan for schizotypal personality disorder may include therapy such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), supportive therapy or family therapy, along with social skills training. When combined these approaches may alleviate some of the discomfort associated with social settings.
Medication for Schizotypal Personality Disorder
Medication is sometimes necessary to treat some disorders, like drug or alcohol addictions. However, this is usually not the case with personality disorders. Though there are currently no FDA-approved medications for the treatment of schizotypal personality disorder, doctors may prescribe antipsychotics, mood stabilizers or antidepressants to relieve some of the symptoms of this condition.
Therapy for Schizotypal Personality Disorder
While there is no therapeutic approach proven to make schizotypal personality disorder go into remission, there are several therapy options that can help people manage this condition.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Cognitive behavioral therapy may be used to treat schizotypal patients. This kind of treatment can help them manage distorted and peculiar thoughts associated with the disorder. CBT may also teach coping skills to reduce social anxiety. CBT may be particularly helpful because it can address the thoughts, feelings and behaviors associated with the disorder.
Supportive approaches may foster feelings of acceptance and belonging and can be useful when treating schizotypal personality disorder. People with this condition often feel alienated from society. Receiving support and recognition in a safe environment can help people feel more comfortable in other settings. If a person feels supported, they may be more willing to practice social skills daily. This sense of confidence could be the foundation for building trust and forming healthy relationships with other people.
For people who have a schizotypal personality disorder, home life is often stressful, with frequent fighting and high levels of emotional expression. Forming trust with other people in the home may be difficult. The stress caused by the symptoms of schizotypal personality disorder affects all members of the household. For these reasons, family therapy may aid in reducing these conflicts while creating a level of emotional closeness.
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