Treatment for Schizoid Personality DisorderPsychotherapy
Like all personality disorders, psychotherapy is chosen to treat schizoid personality disorder. However, it is unlikely for people with this order to seek for treatment themselves unless their lives are under pressure.
Therapists need to understand that patients with this disorder tend to keep a distance from others, even their close ones, and forming a relationship with the patient will take a long time. The clinician should work to help ensure the client's security in the therapeutic relationship.
Long-term therapy should be prevented because of its cost and poor treatment outcomes. Instead, therapy should be focused on solving the client's everyday problems in life. It is appropriate to let the patient do some cognitive-restructuring exercises to fix certain types of clear, irrational thoughts, which are negatively influencing the patient's behaviors. Also, the clinician needs to bear with the client if he remains silent in a session.