Differentiation between Schizoid and Avoidant Personalities: An Empirical Test*

@article{Overholser1989DifferentiationBS,
  title={Differentiation between Schizoid and Avoidant Personalities: An Empirical Test*},
  author={James C. Overholser},
  journal={The Canadian Journal of Psychiatry},
  year={1989},
  volume={34},
  pages={785 - 790}
}
  • J. Overholser
  • Published 1 November 1989
  • Psychology
  • The Canadian Journal of Psychiatry
A number of authors have questioned the rationale for subdividing the DSM-II schizoid diagnosis into three separate personality disorders in DSM-III, the schizoid, avoidant, and schizotypal. The present study was designed to explore differences between psychiatric patients with schizoid and avoidant personalities as compared to psychiatric controls with no personality disorder. Differences were examined on demographic data, self-report measures, and clinical information. A Multivariate Analysis… 

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