Question if ASD can be a precursor to SPTD

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18 Jul 2022, 10:15 am

I wonder if Autism Spectrum Disorder can be a precursor to Schizotypal Personality Disorder, because I meet some diagnostic criteria for odd beliefs, lack of many friends and paranoid ideation.



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18 Jul 2022, 10:52 am

Possibly. It wouldn't surprise me if Autism could lead to that.


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18 Jul 2022, 10:57 am

ASD can me co-morbid with many conditions. Why must it be one or the other? You could be both or neither.



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18 Jul 2022, 10:59 am

DanielW wrote:
ASD can me co-morbid with many conditions. Why must it be one or the other? You could be both or neither.

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18 Jul 2022, 11:09 am

That makes sense.



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18 Jul 2022, 11:16 am

@FranzOren: You ask a lot of questions that should be asked of an appropriately-trained and license mental-health professional.  AFAIK, no one here is qualified to answer such questions.  Of course, you could also consult the  NIMH Website , but digging around there might take some real effort on your part.



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18 Jul 2022, 11:18 am

It's certainly not inevitable.....



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18 Jul 2022, 12:57 pm

I understood.