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Paranoid Personality Disorder
According to the dsm IV tr, a personality disorder is: an enduring pattern of inner experience and behavior that deviates markedly from the expectations of the individual's culture, is pervasive and inflexible, has an onset in adolescence or early adulthood, is stable over time, and leads ...Read more
Suspicion of others: Paranoid personality disorder is a life long pattern of behaving involving: lack of trust and suspicion of others resulting in social isolation and hostility toward others. It can interfere with job or family. Medication can be helpful. Therapy is difficult due to lack of trust. It may occur in families with schizophrenia, but not have all the symptoms of schizophrenia or psychosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Great question.: I wonder why you think that. Sometimes people feel that way when it is normal to be very concerned about somethings or someone may be out to get you. Talk to a good friend and try to understand. It is possible you are just feeling this way occasionally and that is not personality disorder. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
We don't know: Paranoid personality disorder is a psychiatric condition in which a person has a long-term distrust and suspicion of others, but does not have a psychotic disorder like schizophrenia. The cause of the disorder is unknown. However, it is more common in families with members who have psychotic disorders such as schizophrenia or delusional disorder. ...Read more
Suggestions: #1: remember that you don't control others and cannot change them. #2: take care of yourself and behave in ways that make you feel good about your own behavior. #3: avoid heated power struggles. #4: understand that it's difficult for your family member to trust that other people are not hostile, threatening or demeaning. #5: you might suggest therapy, too. #6: care, but carry on! ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Paranoid: If suspicious of motives of others and become delusional about harm coming from others, can act out to protect self, not common. ...Read more
Old stories: We evolve our personas from the stories we tell ourselves, made up of memories, the way others treat us, traumas. These serve as cues to our present responses. Paranoia is a strong, fear response based on the meaning of the partiular experience. If you were attacked by a dog as a child, you might forever be fearful of a large animal. A more vulnerable persona is predisposed to respond this way. ...Read more
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