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Paranoid personality disorder

  • Alternative Names

    Personality disorder - paranoid


    People with paranoid personality disorder are highly suspicious of other people. As a result, people with this condition severely limit their social lives.

    They often feel that they are in danger, and look for evidence to support their suspicions. People with this disorder have trouble seeing that their distrustfulness is out of proportion to their environment.

    Common symptoms include:

    • Concern that other people have hidden motives
    • Expectation that they will be exploited by others
    • Inability to work together with others
    • Social isolation
    • Detachment
    • Hostility

    Signs and tests

    Like other personality disorders, paranoid personality disorder is diagnosed based on a psychological evaluation and the history and severity of the symptoms.