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Old 06-19-2016, 11:04 PM #1
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Default I was diagnosed with SPD but am emotional?

How i explain this? I care for my few couple of close friends deeply, but not much for anyone else. I wouldn't say I'm a void. I'm very emotional. Although I do have the flat affect (I have some psychosis-stuff going on, particularly small hallucinations commonly and bad delusions rarely)

I had psych eval. and he diagnosed me with schizoid pd. The only thing related to SPD is that I am "withdrawn" "difficulty expressing feelings" and "blunted affect"

Like I said though, I do have psychosis-y stuff going on as it even states on the symptoms list "Thought Dysfunction" and "Ideas of Persecution". Which was, blatantly ignored.

I also do want more friends, and even the psych knows that as i made it clear in the fll-in-the-blank sentence test.
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Default Re: I was diagnosed with SPD but am emotional?

I have also been diagnosed SPD and feel that I can be emotional, I'm very.... unemotional about myself and what i have been through etc but stick me in front of the TV with a sad program where other people are crying or sad then i'll get emotional.

I have also just been through a period of psychosis type symptoms and goodness do i hate it! (though now i feel emotionally drained and flat and empty and that i think is worse). Though i figured this wasn't part of SPD?

I guess everyone is different and you don't have to hit all the markers for SPD to be diagnosed with it, just the majority of them
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I have been diagnosed with SPD (among other things). I have one friend that I am really close to that I see at least once a week and often end up hanging out there longer than I planned. I have a few other friends, but I don't make it a point to see them. I don't have any psychosis, ideas of persecution etc. My diagnoses make sense to me. AvPD, DPD, SPD, DID, MDD.
Sometimes I want more friends and sometimes I don't. I think I read that SPD people are often quite lonely-they want friends but can't really make friends.
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I have been diagnosed with SPD (among other things). I have one friend that I am really close to that I see at least once a week and often end up hanging out there longer than I planned. I have a few other friends, but I don't make it a point to see them. I don't have any psychosis, ideas of persecution etc. My diagnoses make sense to me. AvPD, DPD, SPD, DID, MDD.
Sometimes I want more friends and sometimes I don't. I think I read that SPD people are often quite lonely-they want friends but can't really make friends.
if you still have the article it would be really nice if you shared the link with me because im really interesed! also i was basing off of the raw diagnostic criteria as well which includes stuff like

not wanting to make friends, etc.

now that its sinking in i feel a little more comfortable with the label
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Default Re: I was diagnosed with SPD but am emotional?

Here's a basic description of SPD

Schizoid personality disorder Symptoms - Mayo Clinic
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