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Psyche Personality Disorder Case

A 32-y-old male lives alone and works at home as a computer programmer. He has never been in an intimate relationship. He has no friends and has little social contact. His only hobby includes playing online fantasy games. He is indifferent to the rest of the world and expresses little emotion. What is the most likely diagnosis?

A. Schizotypal personality disorder
B. Avoidant personality disorder
C. Schizoid personality disorder
D. Antisocial personality disorder
E. Major depression
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C) schizoid personality disorder
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saw the similar Q in NBME 7
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C) schizoid personality disorder
i like it because it is similar to uw step2ck q
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please explanation?
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Choice (C) is the answer.

Schizoid personality disorder is the "loner" personality disorder. Schizoid personalities have few or no friends, are socially isolated, and engage in solitary activities. They tend to be indifferent to the world and express little emotion. Schizoids typically lack sexual feelings. Schizotypal personality disorder (Choice A) is characterized by magical thinking and eccentric behaviors/dress. They are often socially isolated with few friends and appear emotionally distant. Paranoia is common, as well as ideas of reference. Ideas of reference refer to messages that are directed specifically at the person. A schizotypal may believe that billboard advertisements or radio messages are directed specifically at them. Avoidant personality disorder (Choice B) is characterized by shyness, social inhibition, and extreme sensitivity to criticism. Patients with avoidant personality disorder typically do not interact with other people unless they are certain of being liked by the other person. There is an intense fear of rejection and criticism in social situations. Affected individuals do not take risks because of fear of embarrassment. Avoidant personalities seek close personal relationships but are fearful of rejection and humiliation. Avoidant personalities may have low self-esteem and view themselves as socially inept and inferior to others. Antisocial personality disorder (Choice D) is characterized by blatant disregard for the law and social norms. There is a lack of empathy and remorse. Patients must be at least 18 years-old to make the diagnosis of antisocial personality disorder. Males are more commonly affected. Impulsivity and frequent lying is common. Major depression (Choice E) is characterized by feelings of hopelessness, helplessness, and guilt. Anhedonia, decreased libido, and decreased energy are also characteristic of major depression. Insomnia or hypersomia, decreased concentration, and changes in appetite are common. Irritability, agitation, restlessness, and suicidal ideation may be present. Symptoms must be present for at least 2 weeks to make the diagnosis of major depression.
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