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Schizoid Story Essay

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Today was the first day of my daughter’s therapy for Schizoid PD. It will be a lengthy process but it’s worth it. I don’t know if she is nervous to start therapy, since she interacts with me very little. My daughter, Charlotte, is now thirteen years old, and I still feel like she is a stranger to me. I didn't even know how Charlotte developed this disorder, but characteristics of Schizoid PD became clear a couple of years ago. She was more focused on her self, didn't talk to many people, and never liked social outings. We went to her doctor to see if he could explain why she was not like other kids. He then ran lots of tests and discovered that my daughter had been diagnosed with ...view middle of the document...

When she was younger her siblings used to play games and she would sit there not wanting to play, but acted like they didn't exist.
I saw this pattern of her sitting alone while she was waiting for me to pick her up after school. I then went to see a specialist, and see if I could help her be more social. He told me the only thing I could do is be there to support her. I have to let her try to be a more social person on her own. If I force her to do things with her friends then her Schizoid PD could get worse. The goal for me is to be there for her. For example, if she wants to go out with friends (which rarely or never happens) then I need to let her go, no matter what. Even little interactions are progress from the day before. My goal as her mother is to do everything I can for her, which includes having patience and understanding about who she is. I couldn’t imagine myself in her position. At school sometimes she’s unmotivated, and bullied. None of that bothers her because she’s strong. She doesn’t talk to many people, but if they criticize her because it doesn’t affect her. She doesn’t care about what society thinks about her, only how she thinks of herself. She can be who she wants to be without society disagreeing because that doesn’t affect her. I want to help her in anyway possible, and I knew there was only one more option. Today I took her to a therapist for the first time. The goal of getting her a therapist is to have her be able to open up and possibly talk about her life and emotions to them, which is the only option of treatment for Schizoid. It will take a long time for...

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