Unfulfilled Art Enthusiast With Schizoid Personality Disorder: a case report
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Śląski Uniwersytet Medyczny w Katowicach
Submission date: 2023-04-12
Final revision date: 2023-10-22
Acceptance date: 2023-11-01
Online publication date: 2024-06-27
Publication date: 2024-06-25
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Kamil Juruś   

Śląski Uniwersytet Medyczny w Katowicach
Arch Psych Psych 2024;26(2):73-77
Purpose: The aim of the study is to present a description of a case of a person suffering from schizoid personality disorder with a focus on the mechanisms that influenced the life choices of the patient. Case description: 27-year-old man with schizoid personality disorder has been struggling with it since childhood, which mostly caused by his dysfunctional family. The man considers himself unique because he composes music, wants to write a book, set up a theatre and claims that he is able to discover a lot in math, but does not implement it while living in a fantasy world. Discussion: It is thought-provoking that a person with a personality disorder characterized, among other things, by being indifferent to the praise or criticism of others and displaying emotional coldness, detachment, or shallow emotionality, is interested in areas in which emotions embodied in art are one of the main forms of expression, and encountering feedback from others is intrinsically linked to this. One explanation for this may be that the contact with the audience in the patient's chosen fields of art (electronic music making) is not direct. Conclusions: Currently, treatment for schizoid personality disorder is long and difficult. This is mainly due to the fact that these individuals are often indifferent to the need for change, which can lead to a lack of motivation for any treatment. The main methods include psychodynamic psychotherapy, group psychotherapy and sometimes medication.
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