Criteria for a schizoid
International Classification of Diseases (ICD-10), offers the following criteria:
[In blue the DSM-IV
(a) Emotional coldness, detachment or reduced affection.
[Shows emotional coldness, detachment
or flattened affect]
(b) Limited capacity to express either positive or negative emotions towards others.
(c) Consistent preference for solitary activities.
[Almost always chooses
(d) Very few, if any, close friends or relationships, and a lack of desire for such.
[Neither desires nor enjoys close relationships, including being part of a family]
[Lacks close friends or confidants other than
(e) Indifference to either praise or criticism.
[Appears indifferent to the
praise or criticism of others]
(f) Taking pleasure in few, if any, activities.
[Takes pleasure in few, if
(g) Indifference to social norms and conventions.
(h) Preoccupation with fantasy and introspection
(i) Lack of desire for sexual experiences with another person.
[Has little, if any, interest in having sexual experiences with another person]
* Asperger's syndrome
* delusional disorder
* schizotypal disorder
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