Personality disorders are chronic patterns of behavior that cause
lasting problems with work and relationships. Paranoid personality
disorder can result from negative childhood experiences fostered by a
threatening domestic atmosphere. It is prompted by extreme and
unfounded parental rage and/or condescending parental influence that
cultivate profound child insecurities. It appears to be more common in
families with psychotic disorders like schizophrenia and delusional
disorder, which suggests a genetic influence.Genes contribute to the
development of childhood personality disorders, including PPD.
Furthermore, estimates of the degree of genetic contribution to the
development of childhood personality disorders are similar to estimates
of the genetic contribution to adult versions of the disorders.
Comments and actions that healthy people would not notice come across
as full of insults and threats to someone with the disorder. Patients
with PPD remain in touch with reality; they don''t have any of the
hallucinations or delusions seen in patients with psychoses Paranoid
suspicions carry over into all realms of life. Those burdened with PPD
are frequently convinced that their sexual partners are unfaithful.
They may misinterpret compliments offered by employers or coworkers as
hidden criticisms or attempts to get them to work harder. Complimenting
a person with PPD on their clothing or car, for example, could easily
be taken as an attack on their materialism or selfishness.
Causes of Paranoid Personality Disorder
Common Causes and Risk factors of Paranoid Personality Disorder
Signs and Symptoms of Paranoid Personality Disorder
Sign and Symptoms of Paranoid Personality Disorder
Concern with hidden motives.
Expects to be exploited by others.
Inability to collaborate.
Poor self image.
Poor sense of humor.
Treatment of Paranoid Personality Disorder
Common Treatment of Paranoid Personality Disorder
Group therapy that includes family members or other psychiatric
patients, not surprisingly, isn''t useful in the treatment of PPD due to
the mistrust people with PPD feel towards others.
Self-help groups dedicated to recovery from this disorder.
Comprehensive treatment, which includes services that exist outside the
formal treatment system, is crucial to ameliorate symptoms, assist
recovery, and, to the extent that these efforts are successful, redress
Psychotherapy is the most promising method of treatment for Paranoid
Personality Disorder. People afflicted with this disorder have deep
foundational problems that necessitate intense therapy.