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Medical Term:

schizotypal personality disorder



  1. an enduring and pervasive pattern of behavior in adulthood characterized by discomfort with and reduced capacity for close relationships, cognitive or perceptual distortions, and eccentric behavior.
  2. a DSM diagnosis that is established when the specified criteria are met.

Synonym(s): schizotypal personality

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