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
Youtube Video: The Mistrust of Paranoid Personality
Amazon or Library Book: Understanding Paranoia
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- Connectome-based predictive modeling predicts paranoid ideation in young men with paranoid personality disorder: a resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging studyby Die Zhang on January 19, 2023
Paranoid personality disorder (PPD), a mental disorder that affects interpersonal relationships and work, is frequently neglected during diagnosis and evaluation at the individual-level. This preliminary study aimed to investigate whether connectome-based predictive modeling (CPM) can predict paranoia scores of young men with PPD using whole-brain resting-state functional connectivity (rs-FC). College students with paranoid tendencies were screened using paranoia scores ≥60 derived from the...
- Psychotic spectrum features in borderline and bipolar disorders within the scope of the DSM-5 section III personality traits: a case control studyby Joana Henriques-Calado on January 16, 2023
CONCLUSIONS: Besides the commonality that appears to overlap both disorders with a psychosis superspectrum, the patterns of the pathological personality-symptoms underlying the psychotic features appear to reinforce a position between schizophrenia and bipolar disorders that borderline PD may occupy, highlighting the possibility of its intersection with schizoaffective/psychosis spectra. The pathological personality nature of the psychotic features emerges as a potential comprehensive trait of...
- Psychiatric presentations and admissions during the first wave of Covid-19 compared to 2019 in a psychiatric emergency department in Berlin, Germany: a retrospective chart reviewby T Goldschmidt on January 13, 2023
CONCLUSIONS: A larger number of presentations in police custody during the Covid-19 period may represent untreated medical needs. This was seen predominantly in female patients, suggesting this subgroup might have suffered particularly under lockdown measures. Patients with paranoid schizophrenia were the only subgroup, which increased in absolute numbers, also suggesting a particular lockdown effect. Reduced bed capacity due to infection curbing measures is suggestive to have played an...
- Psychiatric Characteristics of Students Who Make Threats Toward Others at Schoolby Deborah M Weisbrot on January 7, 2023
CONCLUSION: Students who make threats have diverse psychiatric profiles and warrant treatments. A trauma and/or abuse history is common. Evaluations of youths who make threats, need to go beyond simply assessing the threat itself and should include identifying underlying psychiatric problems. Psychiatric evaluation of students who issue threats of any type can lead to revelations about psychiatric diagnoses, and crucial treatment and educational recommendations.