[Personality disorders related to schizophrenia]

Acta Psychiatr Belg. 1991 Jan-Feb;91(1):34-51.
[Article in French]


Personality disorders related to schizophrenia were described since Kraepelin's works. According to the DMS III-R those disorders are gathered into the A cluster of personality disorders consisting in: schizotypal, schizoid and paranoid personality disorders. Schizotypal and paranoid personalities are biologically linked to schizophrenia and support the concept of "schizophrenia spectrum". Until now such a link is not found between schizoid personality and schizophrenia. Future research in the field of those personality disorders will bring a better knowledge in the pathogenesis of schizophrenia.

Publication types

  • English Abstract
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Paranoid Personality Disorder / classification
  • Paranoid Personality Disorder / psychology
  • Schizoid Personality Disorder / classification
  • Schizoid Personality Disorder / psychology*
  • Schizophrenic Psychology*