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Schizotypal Personality Disorder – Carol Casper

Client: Carol Casper
Age: 55
Dr.: Danie O’Donnell

Differential Diagnosis:
• Schizotypal Personality Disorder
• Schizoid Personality Disorder

Primary Diagnostic Features:
• A lifelong pattern of social and interpersonal deficits in which the person experiences acute discomfort and capacity for close relationships, cognitive or perceptual distortions, and behavioral eccentricities

Multi-Axial Diagnosis
Axis I: None
Axis II: Schizotypal Personality Disorder
Axis III: None
Axis IV: Picked up by police for shoplifting
Axis V: GAF = 45

Theoretical Perspectives
• Biological Perspective
There may be a genetic predisposition for Schizotypal Personality Disorder. As Carol has a family history of psychotic disorders which may have increased her likelihood of her developing Schizotypal Personality Disorder.


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