Need some advice/opinions

Posted by canadian1998 @canadian1998, Jun 8 11:55am

I was diagnosed with Schizotypal Personality Disorder, Schizoid Personality Disorder, and Schizoaffective Disorder back in 2019. Do all these diagnoses together mean that I have schizophrenia? I barely leave my apartment. I don’t trust anyone. I don’t let anyone get close to me. My own family don’t understand me. I used to let people get close but they just treated me like crap because I was “different”. I’ve never been able to maintain relationships with people I do trust, they usually just abandon me and never speak to me again. I’m used to it though. Sorry for the rant. I’m just very depressed. Thanks for the advice/opinion that anyone can offer.

Hi @canadian1998 and welcome.
Mayo Clinic describes these 3 diagnoses and also addresses your specific questions regarding their relationship to schizophrenia:
– Schizotypal personality disorder https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/schizotypal-personality-disorder/symptoms-causes/syc-20353919
– Schizoid personality disorder https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/schizoid-personality-disorder/symptoms-causes/syc-20354414
– Schizoaffective disorder https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/schizoaffective-disorder/symptoms-causes/syc-20354504

It's tough to feel abandoned by the people who have chosen to trust. Do you have anyone who you can let in? Do you see a therapist?

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