Dealing with Depression/Schizoid


Do you recommend any self help books for schizoid disorder

Hi Siggy,

There are a few books relating to schzoid personality disorder.  I do not have a favoriate one.

However, depending on how much you want to know, look at and type in "Schzoid personality disorder."  Seek out the books that have an interesting title to you and see how they are rated.

Some books just mention "personality disorders."  Look at the table of contents of those to see if there is information on schzoid personality disorder.  Some books discuss its symptoms, others
how to treat it; others have a lot of info in them on schzoid.

Also, see if you can find blogs so you can blog with people suffering from this disorder and ask them what seems to have helped them the most.

If you are looking for professional books on the schzoid personalit - I like this one:

Psychoanalytic Diagnosis, Second Edition: Understanding Personality Structure in the Clinical Process [Hardcover]   Nancy McWilliams (Author)
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There is a chapter in this book relating to the schizoid personality.

Hope my ideas help you.

Take care,

Dr. Pat

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Patricia A. Schafer, Ph.D.


I received my Ph.D. from Kent State,in Ohio in Counseling.I specialize in various forms of depression and Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) and forms of addictions such as substance abuse,eating disorders and gambling. My licenses are: Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor -Supervisor(LPCC-S) and Licensed Professional Chemical Dependency Counselor (LICDC) My experience includes counseling substance abusers, families of alcoholics/drug addictions, and codependency issues. I also specialize in social phobia; stress; anxieties; women`s issues; grief and adjustments to life changes. Some therapeutic techniques used are: CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), DBT (Dialectical Behaviorial Therapy)REBT (Rational Emotive), SFT (Solution Focused) and 12-Step, etc. If you live in the Cleveland area, you can contact me at my office for an appointment at: 440-349-4521. I accept insurance and EAP programs.


Twelve years experience as a professional clinical counselor; 30 years member of Al-Anon.


Experiences of prejudice among individuals in African American and Caucasian Interracial Marriages: A Q-methodological Study (Doctoral Dissertation - December 2008; Wilsnack and Beckman's book: Alcohol Problems in Women (1984). Alcohol use and marital violence: Female and Male Differences in reactions to alcohol(pages 260-279.

Ph.D. in Counseling - Kent State MS in Counseling - John Carroll University BS in Psychology - University of Pittsburgh

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Previous president of NCOCA (North Central Ohio Counseling Association); previous president of Chi Sigma Iota. Two years VISTA volunteer on Navajo reservation in Inscription House and Shonto.

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