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How does medication treat schizotypal personality disorder?

Mark Moronell, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Medication is sometimes, but not always, prescribed for people with schizotypal personality disorder. Personality disorders cannot be treated with medication alone, although people with schizotypal personality disorder may feel better after taking psychiatric medications. Medications that might be taken by people with schizotypal personality disorder include antidepressants and anti-anxiety medications. These drugs are not meant to treat the personality disorder, but they may reduce some of the distressing symptoms that accompany it. Symptoms that may improve on medication include depression, anxiety, worry, and panic attacks, among others.

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