M.A. Clinical Mental Health Counseling
College of Science & Mathematics
Schizotypal personality disorder; Quality of life
Psychiatric and Mental Health
Individuals diagnosed with schizophrenia are typically found to engage in higher rates of poorer health behaviors, such as higher rates of smoking and poorer nutrition. Along with poorer health behaviors, individuals with schizophrenia tend to report a lower quality of life than an individual without a schizophrenia diagnosis. Our study chose to look at schizotypy, or sub-clinical schizophrenia, and its relation to quality of life and health behaviors. We found that individuals that measure high on the subclinical schizotypy scale tend to mirror the health and quality of life ratings of an individual diagnosed with schizophrenia - they are more likely to engage in poorer health behaviors (including higher rates of smoking) and to report a decreased quality of life than individuals who scored low on the schizotypy scale.
Giordano, Victoria, "The effect of quality of life and health behaviors in schizotypy" (2015). Theses and Dissertations. 512.