Individuals with this disorder rarely seek treatment, and little is known about successful therapies. Talk therapy may be ineffective, because people with schizoid personality disorder have difficulty relating well to others
- Behavior therapy, such gradual exposure to specific tasks, also called systematic desensitization, can help the person form confidence in a social setting.
- The therapist would probably recommend the person begin with activities which involve little socialization and advance to activities requiring more and more socialization.
- Family therapy may also be helpful since people with this disorder typically remain in the house longer. However, though the person's condition may improve, most still prefer solitary activities over social ones.