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Can people prevent schizotypal personality disorder?

Mark Moronell, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Recent research shows that some interventions may help prevent schizotypal personality disorder. While people can't change their genes, it is possible to positively influence one's environment. According to the Mayo Clinic, social programs for youth can build confidence and teach children how to develop healthy relationships. It is possible that programs like these, targeted to at-risk youth, may help prevent schizotypal personality disorder from developing. When young people are actively involved in a variety of activities with others, they have an opportunity to grow socially. However, if prevention strategies do not work, therapy treatments can teach those with schizotypal personality disorder new, healthier ways of living.

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