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How do you tell the difference between paranoid personality disorder or just my generalized anxiety disorder?

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Dr. Beata Zolovska
Psychiatry
7 doctors agree

In brief: Cause of fear

The main difference between paranoid personality disorder and generalized anxiety disorder is in what causes the anxiety.
In paranoid personality the main issue is a distrust and fear of people with worry that others are malevolent or want to harm one. In generalized anxiety, the fear is about many different issues such as the future, possible accidents, illness, etc.

In brief: Cause of fear

The main difference between paranoid personality disorder and generalized anxiety disorder is in what causes the anxiety.
In paranoid personality the main issue is a distrust and fear of people with worry that others are malevolent or want to harm one. In generalized anxiety, the fear is about many different issues such as the future, possible accidents, illness, etc.
Dr. Beata Zolovska
Dr. Beata Zolovska
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Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry
4 doctors agree

In brief: True paranoia

Is very different from gad.
Why not ask your psychiatrist to explain the difference?

In brief: True paranoia

Is very different from gad.
Why not ask your psychiatrist to explain the difference?
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Dr. Susan Uhrich
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