Clinical Features of Schizotypal Personality Disorder

Shyness And Social Anxiety System

Treating Social Phobias and Social Anxiety

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A. These patients often display peculiarities in thinking, behavior and communication

B. Discomfort in social situations, and inappropriate behavior may occur.

C. Magical thinking, belief in "extra sensory perception," illusions and derealization are common.

D. Repeated exposure will not decrease social anxiety since it is based on paranoid concerns and not on self-consciousness.

E. The patient may have a vivid fantasy life with imaginary relationships.

F. Speech may be idiosyncratic, such as the use of unusual terminology.

G. These patients may seek treatment for anxiety or depression.

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