paranoid personality disorder


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paranoid personality disorder

n.
A personality disorder characterized by persistent distrust and suspicion of others, occurring independently of other disorders such as schizophrenia.
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Individuals with paranoid personality disorder tend to lead maladaptive lifestyles and might present as irritable, unpleasant, and emotionally guarded.
Common symptoms of paranoid personality disorder include:
With this in mind, among the main BPD predictors of poor outcome determined by previous studies, those related to psychiatric history have been: a greater length of previous hospitalizations (McGlashan, 1985), an earlier age of first psychiatric contact (Links, Mitton, & Steiner, 1993; Paris, Brown, & Nowlis, 1987; Plakun, 1991), lower scores on the Global Assessment Functioning Scale (GAF) (Najavits, & Gunderson, 1995), higher number of Axis II diagnoses at follow-up (Links, Heslegrave, & Van Reekum, 1998), comorbid schizotypal, antisocial and paranoid personality disorders (Najavits, & Gunderson, 1995; Links et al.
Age-Related Psychiatric Disorders Child and Adolescent * Attention-deficit/Hyperactivity disorder * Conduct disorder Adult * Antisocial personality disorder * Paranoid personality disorder * Bipolar disorder * Delusional disorder (persecutory type) * Post-traumatic stress disorder Schizophrenia * Substance-related disorders * Geriatric dementia Source: APA, 2000.
He said: 'There was no dispute the defendant suffered from a paranoid personality disorder of the obsessive-compulsive type at the time of these events.
The judge added, 'There was no dispute but that the defendant suffered from a paranoid personality disorder of the obsessive-compulsive type at the time of these events.
Mr Justice Mackay, who described the circumstances leading to the murders as "bizarre", said: "There was no dispute but that the defendant suffered from a paranoid personality disorder of the obsessive/ compulsive type at the time of these events.
Mental Health Conditions/Chemical Dependency: With regard to mental health conditions, a person seeking a nursing license must disclose if s/he has been diagnosed with, treated, or hospitalized within the previous five years for schizophrenia and/or psychotic bipolar disorder, paranoid personality disorder, antisocial personality disorder, or borderline personality disorder.
The judge accepted a psychiatric report which found Lawrence to be suffering from a paranoid personality disorder.
Miss Porter, who suffers from a paranoid personality disorder, admitted one count of common assault at a hearing in November.
Porter, who has a paranoid personality disorder, once smashed windows on her brother's farm.
The research, which is likely to include neuroimaging, may help determine whether pathological bias should be considered a symptom of certain disorders (such as paranoid personality disorder or bipolar disorder), or perceived as a disorder in its own right.