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The social anxiety-schizophrenia spectrum connection ?

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firemonkee57

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What are people's thoughts on this ? How many of you are socially anxious? Although not diagnosed with schizophrenia itself the thing that places me most in that area is social withdrawal/social interaction difficulties .
There is some research, ie this from 2007, Avoidant Personality Disorder is a Separable Schizophrenia Spectrum Personality Disorder even when Controlling for the Presence of Paranoid and Schizotypal Personality Disorders that places avoidant PD as part of the schizophrenia spectrum.
 
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Mark_01

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Too technical of an article for me. Is Avoidant Personality Disorder caused by schizophrenia, or do schizophrenics develop it because society treats them like shit?
 
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