Schizoid personality disorder linked to unbearable and inescapable loneliness
Willem H.J. Martens MD, PhD
W. Kahn of Theoretical Psychiatry
Eur. J. Psychiat. Vol. 24, N.° 1, (38-45) 2010
ABSTRACT – Background and Objectives: More insight is needed into the link between loneliness and schizoid personality disorder in order to construct more adequate diagnostic tools and therapeutic programs.
Methods: A computer-based search of literature (Medline and PsycInfo) between 1970 and 2009.
Results: A combination of intrapsychic, psychosocial, cultural, ethnic, religious, and/or neurobiological factors determine loneliness and associated schizoid etiology. Furthermore, a complex interaction between these influences is prevalent in schizoid etiology.
Conclusion: Loneliness appears to be a crucial factor in the etiology of schizoid personality disorder.