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Medical Term:

schizoid personality disorder


  1. an enduring and pervasive pattern of behavior in adulthood characterized by social withdrawal, emotional coldness or aloofness or restriction, and indifference to others.
  2. a DSM diagnosis that is established when the specific criteria are met.

Synonym(s): schizoid personality

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