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What are the main differences between paranoid personality disorder and normal suspicion?

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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 33 years experience
Paranoid: Is one of cluster a personality disorders, classified along with schizoid & schizotypal personality disorders. It is a pervasive global mistrust of others & preoccupation with hidden motives & suspiciousness, severe enough to interfere with daily functioning. Suspiciousness does not interfere with other activities or incapacitate the person.
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