Paranoid Personality Disorder
Paranoid personality disorder (PPD) is one of a group of conditions called “Cluster A” personality disorders which involve odd or eccentric ways of thinking. People with PPD also suffer from paranoia, an unrelenting mistrust and suspicion of others, even when there is no reason to be suspicious.
Wiki Number: PW151
Diagnosis: Paranoid Personality Disorder
US Patients: .5%-2.5% of the general population
Sex Ratio: M+;F
Symptoms: paranoid delusions, mistrust of others, constantly seeking validation of their fears and mistrust. Isolate themselves.
Progression: suspicious, preoccupied with friends’ loyalty, bears grudges, quick to attack and counterattack, fears spousal infidelity
Causes: heritable, overvalue their capabilities and attribute limitations or failures to the deviancy of others
Medications: antidepressants, antipsychotics and anti-anxiety medications
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- Police Officers' Ability in Recognizing Relevant Mental Health Conditionsby Linus Wittmann on October 4, 2021
The recognition of certain mental health conditions is important as this requires police officers to communicate and behave in an adjusted manner with affected individuals. The objective of the present study was to test police officers' knowledge about mental health symptoms as a component of their mental health literacy (MHL) and to examine if police officers' perceived knowledge corresponds with their actual knowledge. A questionnaire was used to assess for MHL representing mental health...
- Clinical features and psychiatric comorbidities in military veterans with schizophrenia with or without suicidalityby Leo Sher on September 13, 2021
Suicide is currently among the leading causes of death among individuals with schizophrenia. Reducing mortality from suicide remains a major clinical challenge in the care of veterans with schizophrenia. There is a need to increase our understanding of what elevates suicide risk in veterans with schizophrenia as a first step towards the future development of suicide prevention interventions. This study compared demographic and clinical features of military veterans with schizophrenia with vs....
- Parents' Personality Disorders as Predictor of Substance Use Disorder in Children and Adolescentsby Mohammad Reza Mohammadi on September 7, 2021
CONCLUSION: The findings suggest that in designing preventive programs for substance use, the personality characteristics of the parents need to be taken into account.
- The COVID-19 Pandemic Mental Health Questionnaire (CoPaQ): psychometric evaluation and compliance with countermeasures in psychiatric inpatients and non-clinical individualsby Stephanie V Rek on September 1, 2021
CONCLUSIONS: We demonstrate that the CoPaQ is a comprehensive and valid measure of the psychosocial impact of the pandemic and could allow to a degree to disentangle the complex psychosocial phenomena of the pandemic as exemplified by our applied analyses.