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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Support Group: nami.org; 800-950-6264
(National Alliance on Mental Illness)
4 CURRENT ARTICLES
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- Relations Between Rape Myths and Behavioral and Personality Characteristics in Males Convicted of Rapeby Laura Freudenthaler on February 5, 2024
OBJECTIVE: To date the relationships between rape myths and other psychological constructs within males who have committed rape have not been explored sufficiently. Considered as a risk factor for the perpetration of rape it seems significant to examine their association to individual behavioral and personality characteristics more in detail.
- Therapeutic aphorisms for paranoid personality disorder and paranoid ideation treatment: psychological opposites and complementaries in brief therapyby Bernardo Paoli on January 31, 2024
BACKGROUND: In brief therapy (BT), aphorisms (As) have been considered a privileged element in therapeutic language. With a handful of words, they arouse emotions and different perspectives.
- Changes of intuition in paranoid personality disorderby Kerrin Artemis Jacobs on January 25, 2024
Wherever psychopathology operates with the concept of (disorders of) the self and personality, it can address the role of the intuitive access we have toward ourselves, others, and the world. This study discusses the concept of oikeiôsis. It examines its role in explaining paranoia as a change in intuitive self-and-world relatedness. In the first step, symptomatic features of paranoid personality disorder are sketched, with a focus on the explanatory role of attentional and interpretative...
- Treatment of Depression with Vortioxetine and Second Generation Antipsychotics During the Period of Remission Formation in Schizophrenia (Interim Data Analysis)by Aleksandr M Reznik on January 19, 2024
CONCLUSION: The addition of vortioxetine to the SGA therapy accelerates the reduction of the depression symptoms that occur at the stage of psychosis regression and early remission, contributes to the accelerated reduction in negative symptoms, positively affects the subjective assessment of cognitive impairment severity, and has a significant positive effect on the level of psychosocial functioning.