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Paranoid personality disorder

  • Alternative Names

    Personality disorder - paranoid


    Treatment

    Treatment is difficult because people with this condition are often very suspicious of doctors. If treatment is accepted, talk therapy and medications can often be effective.


    Support Groups


    Expectations (prognosis)

    The outlook usually depends on whether the person is willing to accept help. Therapy and medications can reduce paranoia and limit its impact on the person's daily functioning.


    Complications
    • Extreme social isolation
    • Interference with work

    Calling your health care provider

    If suspicions are interfering with your relationships or work, contact a health care provider or mental health professional.