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Schizotypal personality disorder is diagnosed on the basis of a person's symptoms and history, usually by a mental health professional. There are no laboratory tests to determine if a person has this disorder. To differentiate schizotypal personality disorder from other mental disorders, the professional will look for signs of a mood or anxiety disorder, or the presence of psychotic thinking.

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