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A schizoid personality was a mental illness that could develop from psychological trauma, such as torture.[1]

Lieutenant Lowen Chase developed a schizoid personality at the hands of Doctor Langstyn Kraay. The mental torture he endured led to the development of paranoid delusions and egotism.[1] This condition had gone unnoticed by the crew of the FarStar, but Chase gradually became more outspoken and insubordinate. Eventually, the full extent of his paranoia was made known when he organized a mutiny against Captain Kaiya Adrimetrum. He became unstable and would rant and demonstrate impulsive behavior.[2]

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The depiction of schizoid personality in The Kathol Rift, printed in May of 1996 by West End Games, differs significantly in diagnostic criteria and symptomology of the real-world disorder. A diagnosis of schizoid personality disorder involves a pervasive pattern of social detachment, and restricted expression of emotions. An individual with this condition would begin to develop it in early adulthood and be seen by others as a "loner."[3][4]

Schizoid personality disorder does not include the paranoid delusions or the grandiose pattern of thinking that are present in Lowen Chase. These symptoms are more akin to schizotypal personality disorder, which is marked by cognitive or perceptual distortions and eccentric behavior. These eccentricities can include paranoid ideation and odd beliefs that influence behavior.[5][6]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 DSCheader "Harm's Way"—The Kathol Rift
  2. DSCheader "Rogue Elements"—The Kathol Rift
  3. Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition, pages 638 to 641, "Diagnostic features" and "Diagnostic criteria for 301.20 Schizoid Personality Disorder"
  4. Schizoid personality disorder. PubMed Health. U. S. National Library of Medicine. Retrieved on January 11, 2013.
  5. Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition, page 645, "Diagnostic criteria for 301.22 Schizotypal Personality Disorder"
  6. Schizotypal personality disorder. PubMed Health. U. S. National Library of Medicine. Retrieved on January 11, 2013.

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